Deus ex Machina is a custom motorcycle company. We design, build and endlessly gas-bag over bikes at the Deus Temple of Enthusiasm in Camperdown, Sydney. There you’ll find our 350sq-m workshop, showroom, accessories store and the renowned Deus Café.
What makes Deus different is that the adventure neither begins nor ends with some tick-the-box, out-the-door ‘custom’ bike. A Deus custom motorcycle builds on modern components, but strips away the plastic panels to begin discovering a soul as unique as its owner’s.
Deus is about celebrating more than a century of tinkering, fidgeting and fettling with motorcycles. Making them simpler, lighter. Faster, or more practical. More colourful, or more complicated. More yours.
The Deus is in the doing.
We just don’t buy the notion that the coolest means the latest. Not when you can create something that’s timeless.
We feel the same way about surfing, bicycles, music, skateboards, art and food. And to those who say you can’t have a foot in each camp (for that would mean having seven feet), we say: phooey.
Our Camperdown hangout regularly resembles a Woodstock of wheeled weirdness. We’ve hosted swap meets and celebrations for not only several different species of motorcycles, but surfboards,bicycles and vintage BMX. Deus Café, open every day, is a moveable feast of eccentrics and experts.
And what we’ve discovered is that the Deus culture of creating, learning and getting involved, isn’t only a sub-strain of Aussie rebellion and resourcefulness. We’ve found homes in Canggu, Bali;Auckland, New Zealand; and Los Angeles, California.
But wherever somebody invests something more than money into their machine, Deus is there, too.