Darizt Design 30th Attempt: Indonesian Custom Bikes Now Look Awesome

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It’s been some time since we last ran a story on Darizt Design machines, so if you’re a new reader the name of Agus Sudariswanto may only sound weird and that’s all there is. Still, you’d be thrilled to learn that he is the man behind Darizt Design, one of Indonesia’s most prolific and spectacular custom shops. He’s just delivered the 30th Attempt machine, and we’re struck. This guy is getting very, very serious!
If anything, many of the bikes arriving from the south-eastern parts of Asia are in a way lacking that special shine custom machines made in Europe or North America have. Their finish is sometimes dull to the point where it lacks expressiveness.

Furthermore, the shapes are not always clear or clean, and this leads to many of these bikes being unable to convey anything else than potential. Things are a-changing over at Darizt Design, and we’re thrilled to show you the 30th Attempt.

A successful attempt

Agus is naming all his bikes “Attempt”. Taking a good look at the 30th machine he built under this moniker, we’d say he’s only excessively modest. The 30th Attempt is breaking away from pretty much everything we saw from Darizt, because this bike is almost ostentatiously equipped with nifty-looking aftermarket parts.

Machined aluminium, anodized aluminum, perfect color choices and an impeccable paint job, plus a bolder approach to bike-making have endowed the 30th Attempt with a massive dose of head-turning factor. And you’ll almost forget you’re looking at a small-displacement bike…

Is that a Chinese 229cc thumper?

If anything, Darizt Design can make you overlook the small displacement of his creations. Agus is providing little to no info at all concerning each build so it’s up to us to delve into the pictures and try to figure things out.

We know that Agus is building his own frames and all, as he had to learn how to weld and use a lathe, so we can only suppose he started from either a chassis he modified or from scrap, altogether. The tank mimics the shape of the H-D Forty-Eight to perfection, even though the dimensions are smaller. The 30th Attempt is a daring project as it mixes modern wave rotors with a retro springer fork and sprung solo seat, but the result is coherent and eye-candy.

A big hand goes out for Darizt Design when it comes to the exhaust silencer. Simple, clean shapes are radical and hark back to the extreme models in the 1970s, while the laser engraving adds a very official air to it.

With the inexistent info on the 30th Attempt, we can only rely on the CCW marking on one engine cover to add a final paragraph on the bike. If anything, this looks extremely similar to the Lifan-made 229cc single-cylinder Cleveland CycleWerks are using for their bikes.

If this is true, we’re looking at a 12 hp thumper. Not exactly something to write home about, but considering the lightweight build of the 30th Attempt, it might just do for a fun cruise. Can’t wait to see Sudariswanto getting bigger engines in his hands…
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