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Aug 31, 2018

Extreme Vespa enthusiasts rev up at Indonesian festival

Extreme Vespa enthusiasts rev up at Indonesian festival

Every year, Indonesians gather in eastern Java to celebrate their love of the iconic Italian Vespa scooter — for some, it's an 'extreme' kind of love, where the vehicles are customized to resemble metallic monster bikes straight out of a Hollywood dystopia.

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A mechanic works on turning an old Vespa bike into an extreme tank to sell at a workshop in Kediri, East Java, Indonesia, August 3, 2018. DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS

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Yogi Hermawan Saifullah, 28, the owner of a workshop that builds extreme Vespas poses for a photograph while sitting on one of his tank Vespa designs at his shop in Kediri, East Java, Indonesia, August 2, 2018. DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS

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Vespas are displayed in a Vespa club and workshop in Kediri, East Java, Indonesia, August 2, 2018. DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS

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Extreme Vespa enthusiasts ride their bike after attending a weekend festival for extreme Vespas in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia, July 22, 2018. DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS

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A rider wears a modified helmet and mask while attending a weekend festival for extreme Vespas in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia, July 22, 2018. DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS

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Extreme Vespa enthusiasts drive their bike near the site of a weekend festival for extreme Vespas in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia, July 22, 2018. DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS

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An extreme Vespa enthusiast rides his bike after attending weekend festival for extreme Vespas in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia, July 22, 2018. DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS

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Vespa enthusiasts ride their bike after attending a weekend festival for extreme Vespas in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia, July 22, 2018. DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS

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An extreme Vespa enthusiast sits on his bike as he watches a concert at a weekend scooter festival in Kediri, East Java, Indonesia, August 4, 2018. DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS

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Extreme Vespa enthusiasts drive near the site of a weekend scooter festival in Kediri, East Java, Indonesia, August 5, 2018. DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS

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Extreme Vespa enthusiasts drive near the site of a scooter festival in Kediri, East Java, Indonesia, August 4, 2018. DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS

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A stuffed toy mascot is tied to the front of a modified Vespa at a weekend festival for extreme Vespas in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia, July 22, 2018. DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS

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Extreme Vespa enthusiasts drive near the site of a weekend scooter festival in Kediri, East Java, Indonesia, August 5, 2018. DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS

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A stuffed toy mascot is tied to the back of an extreme Vespa at a weekend festival for extreme Vespas in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia, July 22, 2018. DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS

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A stuffed toy is tied to the back of an extreme Vespa at a scooter festival in Kediri, East Java, Indonesia, August 4, 2018. DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS

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Vespa enthusiasts take part in a Vespa-cross race at a scooter festival in Kediri, East Java, Indonesia, August 4, 2018. DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS

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Vespa enthusiasts dance to a live band at a weekend scooter festival in Kediri, East Java, Indonesia, August 4, 2018. DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS

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Extreme Vespa enthusiasts drive their bike near the site of a weekend festival for extreme Vespas in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia, July 22, 2018. DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS

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Extreme Vespa enthusiasts sleep during a weekend scooter festival in Kediri, East Java, Indonesia, August 4, 2018. DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS

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Vespa enthusiasts watch a concert from the roof of a truck at a scooter weekend festival in Kediri, East Java, Indonesia, August 5, 2018. DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS

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Extreme Vespa enthusiast Julia Ningsih, 19, attends a weekend scooter festival in Kediri, East Java, Indonesia, August 4, 2018. DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS

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Local girls take pictures of their friend sitting on a modified extreme Vespa while briefly visiting an extreme Vespa festival in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia, July 21, 2018. DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS

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Vespa enthusiasts dance at a music concert at a scooter festival in Kediri, East Java, Indonesia, August 4, 2018. DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS

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