The motorcycles has becoming the fundamental transportation mode in Jakarta and probably Indonesia. High fuel price, poor mass transportation facility, limited income and the extremely accessible ownership have significantly contributed to a lot of people to choose this transportation mode. Easy financing provided by numerous financial institution is definetely one of the major contributor. For an illustration, a brand new motorbike worth 10 million rupiahs can be brought home with only 750 thousand rupiah down payment.

With more than three million motorcycles unit sold each year, the whole population of motorcycle is reportedly no less than 30 million in the whole country with massive concentration in Java and even more in Jakarta. This has caused the morning and evening rush hour traffic to be dominated by the motorsycles.

The motorcycles are not only to carry the driver with one passenger, but also converted to transport cargo. Modification is then requiured to suit the new purpose, like shown in several pictures I posted here.

PS : All the above images were made using Nikon D2X with Nikkor 85mm f1.4 AFD.


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