We all love a custom. Think about all the custom car shows on Netflix. We ooh and aah, drooling over these bespoke beauties, cars and bikes alike. Thrive is a top Indonesian garage based in Jakarta that specializes in custom bikes.
The Kuzuri is their stunning creation fitted with a 2000 Harley Sportster XL1200 engine. The majestic bike is named after the Japanese translation of wolverine, a suiting name for the power and design of the Kuzuri. It was produced in 2000, but a lot of research and work went into crafting this one-of-a-kind bike before its fruition.
A timeless design with bespoke parts
The project kicked off when a good friend of the workshop asked if they had a Harley Davidson engine in stock for a new build. The studio happened to have the 2000 XL1200 Sportster on hand.
Thrive also has a bespoke parts division named T/H/R/V, where new components such as a new air filter, cam, sprocket, and rocket covers for the Kuzuri were sourced. They visited workshops in Japan for inspiration and found many amazing bikes at the Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show, specifically the “traditional Japanese” chopper. They ordered a custom rigid-frame from Brodonolo Custom Garage and measured and shaped the aluminum sheet once it arrived.
The power of the Kuzuri’s rear wheel is via a chain conversion along with a custom chain-tensioner made from an upcycled skateboard wheel.
Thrive aimed to design a bike that was sleek and timeless. The shop fabricated the new bodywork in-house, including building a gas tank, the unique headlight surround, the tail unit, oil tank, and electrical box.
The forks were also chopped to get the bike’s low stance. New shrouds enhanced the slim and sleek look. The engine was powder coated black after a few sessions of vapor blasting for the raw metal. The bodywork was sprayed in sapphire blue and silver for pops of color.
The Kuzuri also has other bespoke parts, including the switchgear and footpegs, mini gullwing-style bars, throttle unit, brakeless front hub, and mooneyes grips. Buy Here