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(Photos) Extreme Vespas to Celebrate Indonesians Love for the World-Renowned Italian Scooter
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(Photos) Extreme Vespas to Celebrate Indonesians Love for the World-Renowned Italian Scooter

Hundreds of Indonesians gather in Java each year to celebrate their love of the world-renowned Italian scooter – and many customise their rides to resemble punk mutants straight out of Mad Max, The Guardian reported.

In photos, here you may find how the enlivening the spirit:

Participants arrive for the festival at Kediri in East Java | The Guardian
Participants arrive for the festival at Kediri in East Java | The Guardian
A mechanic works on transforming an old Vespa at a workshop in Kediri | The Guardian
A mechanic works on transforming an old Vespa at a workshop in Kediri | The Guardian
Yogi Hermawan Saifullah, the owner of a workshop that builds ‘extreme’ Vespas, poses on one of his designs at his shop in Kediri | The Guardian
Yogi Hermawan Saifullah, the owner of a workshop that builds ‘extreme’ Vespas, poses on one of his designs at his shop in Kediri | The Guardian
Girls take pictures of their friend sitting on a modified Vespa | The Guardian
Girls take pictures of their friend sitting on a modified Vespa | The Guardian
Vespa enthusiasts arrive. Hundreds of people travel to the festival in Kediri to show off their creations | The Guardian
Vespa enthusiasts arrive. Hundreds of people travel to the festival in Kediri to show off their creations | The Guardian
To enter into competitions at the festival, every customised vehicle must have a Vespa engine and most contestants try to retain the brand’s iconic fairing - the curved front of the scooter | The Guardian
To enter into competitions at the festival, every customised vehicle must have a Vespa engine and most contestants try to retain the brand’s iconic fairing - the curved front of the scooter | The Guardian
Participants ride in a ‘Vespa-cross’ race | The Guardian
Participants ride in a ‘Vespa-cross’ race | The Guardian
A stuffed toy mascot is tied to the back of an ‘extreme Vespa’ | The Guardian
A stuffed toy mascot is tied to the back of an ‘extreme Vespa’ | The Guardian
The three-day festival, now in its third year, is one of several held across the country. Highlights include a contest to pick the best-looking entry and dirt-track races for the speedier bikes | The Guardian
The three-day festival, now in its third year, is one of several held across the country. Highlights include a contest to pick the best-looking entry and dirt-track races for the speedier bikes | The Guardian
The gatherings are mainly about catching up with fellow Vespa-lovers and having fun | The Guardian
The gatherings are mainly about catching up with fellow Vespa-lovers and having fun | The Guardian
Mechanical problems can arise, with some of the more ramshackle machines often breaking down | The Guardian
Mechanical problems can arise, with some of the more ramshackle machines often breaking down | The Guardian
A rider wears a modified helmet and mask | The Guardian
A rider wears a modified helmet and mask | The Guardian
As the vehicles are often unlicensed, many travel at night to avoid traffic police | The Guardian
As the vehicles are often unlicensed, many travel at night to avoid traffic police | The Guardian
Vespas are displayed in a club and workshop in Kediri | The Guardian
Vespas are displayed in a club and workshop in Kediri | The Guardian

Source : https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2018/aug/30/extreme-vespas-in-indonesia-in-pictures

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