This rusty bike has captured our attention since its social media appearance last year as a collaboration project between Jerry Formoso Kustoms and the owner of Tattoo Lab Mr. Norman Saliot.
Prime time news slightly celebrity sensation and owner of Tattoo Lab Norman Saliot bought his rusty work horse from a friend with engine and chassis only. After his few minute of fame in the popular news network, Norman together with Jerry Formoso worked hard to finish this rusty project named “TurboRat.”
We had an opportunity to talk about his 2 exaust Honda TMX 125 turned in to brat cafe.
“Si Jerry Formoso ang tumulong sa akin sa pag buo kay turborat, lalo na sa pag welding, pag bend ng mga tubo, sa mga pag fabricate ng ibang pyesa at ibang idea. Yun ang ginagawa namin ayun dun sa drawing ko o plano. Yung tindig, yung korte, yung mga sukat at ibang maliit na detalye.”
“Si Turborat nabili ko sa isang kaibigan, kaso chassis at engine na may papel lamang ang nabili ko. Kaya madaming kulang na pyesa, kaya naghanap ako ng donor bike para mabuo ko si turborat. Tinulongan ako ng tatay ko na makahanap ng isa pang bike. Nong nakompleto ko na ang mga parts, kinausap ko si Jerry Formoso na kung pwede nya kong matulongan sa project ko dahil wala akong mga tools o equipment.” Norman Saliot added.
Bike Specs: Honda TMX 125cc Double head exhaust with Shinko tire E240 16×4.00 and Rear Set.
TurboRat’s rusty look gave a firm attitude to the bike. It mirrored Norman’s taste and style which complimented with the bike owner’s line of profession as a tattoo artist.
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TurboRat, proudly built by Jerry Formoso Kustoms. Like JFK’s official Facebook page, facebook.com/JFKustoms/