There was a small maintenance shop on the quiet road. There was a bright red motorcycle parked inside and a young man squatting beside it with tools in his hand. He was just in the middle of servicing his motorcycle. The percentage of households with motorcycles in Indonesia is 85%, the third-highest in the world. Almost every household in Indonesia owns a motorcycle. In Japan, motorcycles have a strong image as a hobby, but here in Indonesia, motorcycles are considered to be a means of transportation. If there are many motorcycles on the road, the number of repair and maintenance shops is sure to be large.
As a means of transportation, I feel that cars are more comfortable, but even though incomes are increasing, cars are still expensive for the average person in this country. On the other hand, motorcycles can be purchased for about a tenth of the price of a car. The rate of motorcycle ownership is naturally high. This trend is the same in other Southeast Asian countries. Incidentally, the ownership rate in Japan has been falling and is now around 21%.
Looking at the motorcycles, I was reminded of this. Electric cars have been increasing in recent years, but I wonder what's happening in the world of motorcycles. It seems to me that there are almost no electric motorbikes in the world of motorcycles. However, it may be that I don't know about them, but there may be many electric motorcycles available from various manufacturers.
September 1, 2020
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF