We’re back! This time we are featuring a backyard build from Palawan who’s looking for a two wheel companion as his daily work horse. Alec Ginez’s passion for custom bike ignited as he was lucky enough to get a Motorstar Z200 for a very good bargain. Well, to cut this intro short, here’s Mr. Ginez story of his bike.
Motorstar Explorer Z200
Before we go to the main story, let me give you a brief background of the bike’s origin. Also known as the Zongshen 200 GS, came in as a line-up with the Sport-touring bikes came from the largest manufacturing bodies in China. It comes with a dedicated single-cylinder four-stroke 200 cc engine, ensures a long distance engine endurance, is efficient and economical.
“I bought the bike January 2017 hoping to get back on 2 wheels again after I sold my scooter when I moved to Palawan from Manila. On a budget, I begun hunting for a bike that I could use as a daily service to work. I scour FB postings and I chanced upon this Motorstar Explorer Z200 priced at P15,000. So the mantra, “hanap”, “usap”, “deal” happened very fast and ended up getting the bike for P10,000. I was excited with the purchase then I remembered, I haven’t used a manual clutch operated bike in my entire life before that I had to ask the seller to deliver the bike to my office instead.”
“Before starting the build, I was already in constant communication with a long time fellow motorcycle friend of mine, Lenin Omaga. Plans of what base bike to use, where to get parts etc. I am not sure how I got into custom world then I joined Moto Builds Pilipas, that’s where i got the idea of creating a concept for myself and just make it happen.
I was then introduced to caferacer.ph and found out a z200 custom tracker bike featured which further lit up my dream of having my own conceptualized bike made out from a beat-up motorcycle, I even contacted the seller to get pointers and clues on where to start.”
“So it begun, stripping the bike naked and practiced riding it. I was actually hoping to have the project done before my birthday, but sadly did not happen due to some obligations I had to do, so the build got sidelined for 2 months.”
“It was a long pain staking build, finding the right talent to help me build my concept, not to mention I live on an island where parts I need are like finding a needle in a hay stack. Good thing there’s online shopping.”
“I do not have a clear concept yet when I the build started but I made sure that I was there to every measuring, welding, mocking, painting and etc and I made sure that what I like and how I like for it to look is followed. Thanks to the people (Ambok metal works) and shops (Team Anzai) who helped me that after a 3 long months, my dream is built and named Karma.”
Alec used a 77 Honda dream Superhawk tank. it fits perfectly and gave that classic look and cafe racer attitude on the bike. All in all, this bike is a superb build. it even won a local moto show in Palawan.
Now Alec is caught between the line of selling it or keeping it, well if you’re interested in buying this build, contact Mr. Alec Ginez on Facebook, click here