Pinoys can be pretty creative with bike builds, but our brothers from across the pond may have us beat. It certainly beats the most recent creation from Malaysia that we featured. A group of bike builders from Indonesia have come up with a pretty radical idea to troll other riders: combine a Yamaha Nmax front end with the nearly 30-year-old rear end of a Honda Dream, also known as the '90s Super Cub 100 and called the Astrea Grand in Indonesia.
The video documenting this bizarre build was uploaded by the youtube channel: Bapak Mustofa Kepala Jenggot. This creation was conceived because the two bikes seem to share very similar dimensions and rake angles. Parking the two bikes side by side seems to show that they may in fact be compatible.
The build was surprisingly simple. The builders removed the entire front assembly of the Dream. Then, the Nmax’s triple clamp had to be modified slightly to snuggly fit into that of the Honda. From there, the Nmax’s telescopic forks were easily installed. The front bodywork followed, topped off by the Nmax’s handlebar cowling fitted over the Dream’s handlebars.
With the Dream being a clutchless manual, the rider still needed to easily operate the gear lever as well as the rear brake pedal. As such, holes had to be cut into the Nmax floorboards. Parts of the lower bodywork had to be cut as well to blend better with the rest of the Dream.
After a few days of building, the creation was complete and the builders promptly took it to the streets for a test ride.
Naturally, the bike looks a regular Nmax from a distance and draws puzzled looks after it passes and other riders get a look at the dated rear.
Nonetheless, the bizarre combination seems to work, giving the bike a stance that looks almost stock, except for the mismatched wheels and tires.
You can watch the full video below.
They called the finished product the Grand Max. Or should it have been called the Hondamaha Dreamax?
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