Jakarta? No, We Came On A Vespa

Indonesia has a long history of licence-building the mighty Vespa. Consequently, the scooter has a huge cult following there. Here’s a beautifully-filmed short of two lads riding through Jakarta’s evening light on a P-Range and a Sprint Veloce.

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Designer, photographer and Vespa-fixated pub bore. Born in Yorkshire, living in that London these past 20 years. Get in touch at teninchwheels@gmail.com, especially if you'd like to send me some free beer.
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4 Responses to Jakarta? No, We Came On A Vespa

  1. davyhdavyh says:

    Well there’s something you don’t see every day.

  2. Affer says:

    Lovely video….but don’t think all Jakarta is like that! It is the most depressing, polluted, poverty-stricken and over-crowded place I have ever visited….and the only hotel I’ve stayed in with metal-detectors and (if necessary) full body pat-down before you could enter the lobby……..

  3. Echoing that, it was once memorably described to me by a very well-travelled colleague as ‘The worst place in the world in which to require hospital treatment’.

    Bike safely lads.

  4. Not had the pleasure of Jakarta, though Mrs Wheels has and she’s not keen to go back!

    In a previous life I found myself in Macau for a few days while local gangsters fought for who was going to be in charge once the Portuguese had left. I remember vividly the ‘No Hand Grenades’ signs by the metal detectors at the casinos …

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