Custom Bike Builds

Hond – A – Go Go
May 11, 2022

Hond – A – Go Go

We’ve done quite a few Honda Cub conversions over the years. A lot of you have probably seen them, we got known for them for a moment and yeah, we’re pretty damn good at them. When Nicco approached us to do a complete build on a 1979 Honda C-100 he’d come a...

Union GT - Royal Enfield
Apr 05, 2022

Union GT - Royal Enfield

The story of the Union GT began when our good friend Kevan decided to dip a toe into the world of two wheeled wonderment. "Let's call it a mild mid-life crisis – when two forty-somethings pass their bike test for the hell of it". Mid-life maybe, we prefer t...

El Presidente – Royal Enfield
Mar 29, 2022

El Presidente – Royal Enfield

2 parts chrome, 1 part slammed, a dash of Japanese restraint, mix and serve over ice-cool style. The recipe for El Presidente is a well-balanced cocktail of British bobber and sophisticated coast cruiser. The story starts when Ben­, co-owner of Neighbourhoo...

Rango - Royal Enfield
Mar 22, 2022

Rango - Royal Enfield

Giving a nod to the desert sleds of the past, Rango pays homage to the modified road bikes ridden by pioneers of scrambling through the 60's and 70's. Stripped of excess weight, functional body work and a grunty 650 twin to boot, even Steve Mcqeen would fee...

The Honda Donkey
Feb 22, 2022

The Honda Donkey

The Honda Z-series; you either love them or don’t know what they are. At Deus we lean towards the side of affection, but for those aligned to the latter congregation let us give you a run down…  The Z-series was originally produced as a 49cc amusement park ...

Deus SR-E
Dec 08, 2021

Deus SR-E

It's been 15 years since we opened our first shop in Camperdown, screaming into Australia and the world's cultural consciousness, and It’s safe to say we’ve seen a lot. Since day dot hundreds of Deus SR's have thumped their way out of the Workshop, each uni...

Rufus
Nov 15, 2021

Rufus

Bike customisation is about being reborn, just applied to a mechanical, mostly inert object. You start off with a complete strip down and then head down the arduous one way road of rebuilding it culminating in an altered apparition. Hopefully better, more i...

DEUS SUPER SALTAFOSS
Nov 11, 2021

DEUS SUPER SALTAFOSS

 If you can customize a motorcycle, then why not a bicycle? Challenge accepted.  Super73 brought its top bike – the Super73 RX – over to our Workshop in Milan. There was just one stipulation from them… "You have to turn it into your dream bike!" Back when w...

AKA-TOMBO. Deus Indonesia's YardBuilt Yamaha XSR155
Oct 05, 2021

AKA-TOMBO. Deus Indonesia's YardBuilt Yamaha XSR155

Yamaha’s Yardbuilt isn’t new but it wasn’t until the release of the XSR 155 that it moved into Indonesia. The Deus Ex Machina Temple of Enthusiasm’s Bengkel (‘Bengkel’ is Workshop in Indonesian), was chosen as one of four Bali based ‘Bengkels’ to show what ...

Twin Customs - San & Bada
Sep 16, 2021

Twin Customs - San & Bada

Our Seoul brothers have done it again, this time with custom under-bone Dearim CT100s. Born from Pandemic restrictions and a yearning to see friends while pursuing fresh air and clear waters, our identical twins came to life. Hanging out in the city was no ...

The Deus Squalo
Sep 02, 2021

The Deus Squalo

The Deus Squalo (Translating to The Deus Shark) has the unattainable ambition to be a motorcycle inspired by the Citroen DS. On a Saturday in December, 1963, a genius named Bertoni created the famous “Shark Nose”. Armed with a hammer, some plastic and Plexi...

DEUS BERETTA ベレッタ
Aug 20, 2021

DEUS BERETTA ベレッタ

Yes, an Italian bike!  When you hear the term, you may imagine a high brow attitude and a machine difficult to customize due to its well-thought-out sophisticated design.  In the hands of Deus Ex Machina Japan’s bike builder, Tomoyuki Soeda, however this c...

The Deus Ténéré
Jul 21, 2021

The Deus Ténéré

The “Deus Teneré” built on a brand new Yamaha Teneré is modelled after the early ‘80s Dakar bike concepts, with flowing lines and a large fuel tank. The bike was launched during this years Wheels & Waves Deus Swank Rally in Magescq (FR) and was broken i...

la Bombe
Jun 23, 2021

la Bombe

The Deus Tenement – in French surf-topia Biarritz – was built on a foundation of Tenacity, and since then our Bonjournian brethren have embraced the DIY mentality which has winged Deus around the globe. You don’t need anything more than a couple of spanners...

URAHARA TW STREET CUSTOM PART 2
Mar 18, 2021

URAHARA TW STREET CUSTOM PART 2

The YAMAHA TW 225 took Tokyo and the rest of Japan by storm in the late 1990s due to its comfort and easy rideability, and being the motorcycle ridden by the protagonist in a popular romantic TV series.Even today, the TW 225 enjoys a deep-rooted popularity...

THE WEBBER
Nov 03, 2020

THE WEBBER

The Kawasaki W range is no stranger to the Deus Workshop, with a heathy appreciation for parallel twins running deep through our veins. None know this better than head wrench, Jeremy Tagand. So when Paul approached Jez about building The Webber the brie...

Zero Motorcycles x Deus Ex Machina
Oct 09, 2020

Zero Motorcycles x Deus Ex Machina

Zero Motorcycles, the worldwide leader in electric motorcycles and powertrains, and Deus ex Machina’s Venice Beach location co-founder and former US Motorcycle Director, Michael “Woolie” Woolaway have joined forces to create the first fully customized Zero ...

Salé XJR1300
Sep 16, 2020

Salé XJR1300

We've always been a fan of the Yamaha XJR1300, since its introduction in the late 90s the unassuming 1.3 litre brute has been a staple of the sports touring scene – largely due to its ergonomic cockpit and effortless power delivery. After its first big upd...

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Hond – A – Go Go
May 11, 2022

Hond – A – Go Go

We’ve done quite a few Honda Cub conversions over the years. A lot of you have probably seen them, we got known for them for a moment and yeah, we’re pretty damn good at them. When Nicco approached us to do a complete build on a 1979 Honda C-100 he’d come a...

2 Stroke World Champs
Apr 28, 2022

2 Stroke World Champs

Here we are again, springtime in Southern California. With summer on the horizon, the usual go-to situation would be to start planning river, mountain & beach trips with your pals. While that sounds fun, relaxing and something that’s easily within reach...

San Felipe 250
Apr 21, 2022

San Felipe 250

San Felipe is a small town on the north east coast of the Baja California peninsula. A charm drenched Mexican fishing village that calmly awaits its most anticipated happening of the year, The SCORE San Felipe 250. A race that is round 1 of the World Desert...