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
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.