President Jokowi Buy Chopperland Motor from Elders Garage

By : Herry Barus And Aldi Firhand. A | Sunday, January 21 2018 - 19:32 IWST

President Jokowi Buy Chopperland Motor
President Jokowi Buy Chopperland Motor

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - President Joko Widodo received custom motor Royal Enfield Bullet 350 CC which was modified into Chopperland by Elders Garage modification workshop in support of innovation and creativity of youth and industry in Indonesia.

"I bought the products of the nation's children to improve the brand value," Not only this time I encourage local products, such as Sejiwa Coffee in Bandung, Tuku Coffee Shop in Jakarta and Aming Coffee in Pontianak, "said President in a press release Deputy Sector Protocol, Press and Media Secretariat of President Bey Machmudin received in Jakarta, Saturday (20/1/2018)

Jokowi stressed the importance of local products for better brand value.

After seeing the work of the golden "children" of the country's children, the President considers the business has good export opportunities to a number of Southeast Asian countries.

"I see the potential market that is owned not only domestically, but also can be exported, such as Malaysia, Thailand and Philippines," said President.

The motorcycle arrived at the Bogor Presidential Palace of West Java Province on this Saturday at around 09.50 WIB. The arrival of the motorcycle was received directly by President Jokowi at 10:20 pm.

"Good and neat this bike," said the President when he saw the bike.

Jokowi first saw the motor during the Youth Sumpah celebration, on October 28, 2017. At that time, the President had tried to sit on the bike until finally fell in love and immediately ordered the motor.

"Originally the price of Rp150 million, I bargained, would be Rp140 million," said President who is also former Governor of DKI Jakarta.

Meanwhile, one member of Elders Garage, Heret said the motor is called chopperland. "Chopperland is so the first motor, it's the color of gold, it's our first motor," said Heret.

For Elders Garage and its partners, Chopperland is the inaugural production bike.

"At that time fitting with Sumpah Pemuda event, we bring here and Mr. Jokowi interested, then asked how much the selling price so, we try to calculate at Rp140 million," said Heret.

In addition to the other crew of Elders Garage, Vero suspects the President's interest in the motor because of the rather high handlebar position.

"Chopper is indeed the seat position is lower, more relaxed but the handlebars are a bit high. It may be reasonable also Mr. Jokowi interested because seats look more relaxed than other motors," said Vero.

He explained that the motor modifications are using many local products, such as Jakarta-made framework and leather upholstery made by Flower City, Bandung.

For Heret and Vero, his meeting with the President gives a new hope because many young people have an interest in that type of motorcycle.

Especially with the appreciation of the President, they hope the creative industries like this will continue to grow.

"Well, finally with this appreciation, new hopes arise for us, if it turns out the market can be even bigger in front of it. As has happened with other products when Mr. Jokowi give appreciation the result will be better than before," said Heret.

News Comment

Today's Industry

Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati (Photo by PR of Cabinet Secretariat)

Senin, 21 Juni 2021 - 22:37 WIB

Finance Minister Pushes for Speeding Up Regional Fund Usage

Realization of funds transferred to the regions for COVID-19 management needs to be accelerated, Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati has said.

vaccine arrives at Soekarno Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten

Senin, 21 Juni 2021 - 21:40 WIB

10 Million Sinovac COVID-19 Vaccine Bulks Arrive in Indonesia

As many as 10 million Sinovac-manufactured COVID-19 vaccines in the form of raw material or bulk Sunday (20/06) arrived at Soekarno-Hatta airport in Tangerang city, Banten province.

President Jokowi inspects mass COVIID-19 vaccination at Bogor Railway Station, Thursday, (17/06). Photo by: BPMI of Presidential Secretariat.

Senin, 21 Juni 2021 - 20:30 WIB

Minister Orders KAI to Provide COVID-19 Random Tests at Commuter Line Stations

Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi has ordered state railway company PT KAI to provide COVID-19 random tests for passengers of Greater Jakarta commuter line (KRL Jabodetabek).

Vice President Ma’ruf Amin. (Photo by: Vice President’s Secretariat)

Senin, 21 Juni 2021 - 19:23 WIB

VP Ma’ruf Amin: 40% of Gov’t Goods, Services to be Procured from Local MSMEs

The Government continues to promote the use of domestic products through allocation of Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) products of at least 40 percent for the Government’s…

Vice President Ma’ruf Amin during Closing of National Conference on Public Security and Defense System, at Sentul, West Java province, Friday (18/6). (Photo: Vice President Secretariat)

Minggu, 20 Juni 2021 - 19:24 WIB

VP Calls for Increased Role of Security, Defense System Amid Global Challenges

The role of security and defense system should be strengthened to protect the entire nation, state and all citizens in facing the increasing global challenges, Vice President Ma’ruf Amin has…