During the recent Art of Speed Malaysia 2017, there was a very special custom Honda EX5 Dream Fi that was displayed at Boon Siew Honda’s gigantic showcase space.
Created by Shawn Seelan of Shawn Seelan Creations, the low, mean and beautiful custom Honda EX5 dubbed “Raijin” or “God of Thunder” was created in conjunction with the Honda EX5’s 30th anniversary.
Filled to the brim with one-offs and modern parts, the custom cub turned heads with its beautifully menacing facade which also pays homage to the great Honda C70 cub.
During the recent Art of Speed Malaysia 2017 custom gathering, we were blessed to have witnessed so many custom motorcycles built by passionate people hailing from all over Malaysia and even some from overseas.
Even big motorcycle manufacturers like Ducati, Triumph and many more joined in the “Kustom Kulture” mega get-together with new product launches and jaw-dropping beautiful machines.
One of the biggest involvements in this year’s Art of Speed was none other than Boon Siew Honda Sdn Bhd (BSH). Apart from the official launch of the 2017 Honda Rebel 500 cruiser, they’ve embarked on a very special journey to reach out to the custom and lifestyle scene here in the country.
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Together with the tagline “Ini Gaya Kami” (This is our style), they commissioned four major custom bike builders from across the country to go crazy in customising three Honda MSX 125 and one Honda EX5 Dream Fi.
While these custom creations drew massive crowds to Boon Siew Honda’s beautiful booth by showcasing what magical things that can be done to their already great bikes, they surprised everyone with another customised entry into the mix.
This “fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse” is actually a humble Honda EX5 Dream Fi but based on the photos, it’s hard to tell but in a very, VERY good way. This is all thanks a particular master builder that goes by the name of Shawn Seelan from Shawn Seelan Creations.
Dubbed “Raijin” or “God of Thunder”, this EX5 was meant to turn heads (which it did) and still does to anyone who lay their eyes upon the beast lowered way down to the ground. The minimalistic approach coupled with fierce looks is what Shawn intended in order to create a big impact in the custom community.
When asked about this very special project, Shawn explained to us that he was inspired to create something different with the Honda EX5 Dream Fi but at the same time, he wanted to remind everyone about the classic looks associated with classic Honda cubs like the C70.
Motivated by the EX5’s 30th anniversary, Shawn already knew in his mind what needed to be done in order to turn his vision into reality. After three months of intensive customising, “Raijin” was born and it is arguably one of the most outstanding customised EX5 of all time.
To know more about the Honda EX5’s “The Joy of 30 years”, CLICK HERE.
Working from the ground up, Shawn decided that the EX5 needed to pay homage to the classic and iconic Honda C70 cub. Hence why you’ll see the round headlight embedded with LED honouring the C70 which is known by a lot of old timers as the “motor lampu bulat” or “rounded-headlight moped”.
The customisation did not stop there as the master builder himself wanted to inject more premium modern parts into the iconic machine. What better way than to fit an upside-down front fork that makes the bike look low, mean and lightning fast even at standstill.
As we move along to other elements of the bike, Shawn explained that there were a lot of custom hand-made parts using the latest laser-cutting technology which have been fitted to further accentuate the premium look of this custom creation.
Out of all the parts, the most prominent that struck our hearts with joy has to be that suicide hand shifter. Such a simple mechanism but when done right, it is nothing short of stunning. To tie everything together, Shawn went with the black and gold colour scheme for the frame.
This awesome piece of rolling art however has a sadder side of the story to tell. Shortly after the event, Shawn Seelan announced that he’ll be putting his custom bike works on hold in order to pursue his studies abroad.
While the works of creating amazing one-off machines over at Shawn Seelan Creations have been put on standby due to other responsibilities and priorities, rest assured that someone like Shawn Seelan will be back in the game better than ever with more amazing machines.
When that happens, we here at Bikes Republic will be the first ones there because at the end of the day, you can’t keep a good man down especially with his level of passion, creativity and mad skills. To know more about Shawn Seelan Creations, head on over to Shawn Seelan Creations official Facebook page.
With luck and some cash, you can be a lucky owner of one his amazing creations which are open for purchase.
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