Woolie’s Workshop build number nine is called The Bully. Somewhat to do with its silhouette, somewhat to do with word jumble play where you take the name Buell and you rearrange the letters and you get something kind of close—the bike’s moniker really has everything to do with the fact that the it just feels like a bully. What began as the remains of a post-collision Buell Lightning X1, The Bully started its journey into being at Dr John’s to have its compromised frame revitalized. With the chassis stabilized and a new chromoly subframe and swingarm in place, Woolie got to work. Adding his signature blend of artistry and craftsmanship and using as many American made parts as possible, Woolie labored long and hard to create this highly capable, highly captivating café racer. Continue reading →
I’m surprised we didn’t come across this sweet Yamaha Scorpio 225 before. Deus Ex Machina’s “The Flug” is a good example of the ‘less is more’ approach, about what can be achieved when all the unnecessary stuff is pulled off a bike and some tasteful, functional additions are made. Mods and parts are numerous, with the deletion of the air box, relocation of the battery, wrapped exhaust, chunky Avon Distanzia rubber, orange frame and a lush Gulf paint job reminiscent of old racing Porsches. Scroll down for the huge image gallery. Continue reading →
Built from a 2007 injected Harley Sportster 1200, the stripped back ‘Bald Terrier’ receives a bucketload of parts, including custom 19 and 18-inch wheel sets, brake calliper and rotors. There are one-off inch clip-on bars, modified Storz rear sets, Vance & Hines performance exhaust, PM Super gas air filter, custom length Ikon rear dampers, Daytona electric speedo and much more.
You see this, Yamaha Motorcycle company is very smart. They put 2 and 2 together and created an interesting new way to promote their brand and products – by asking reputable small custom shops around the world to make their own custom versions of cult Yamaha models. This opened a brand new segment that Yamaha stepped into, allowing it to approach new clients that weren’t accessible via regular channels. After Danish Wrenchmonkees (one of the most famous custom motorcycle shops in the world) it was time for Deus Ex Machina Italy. Meet their Yamaha XJR1300 / Project X. Continue reading →
This is not a custom build write-up, simply a gallery of gobsmackingly gorgeous motorcycles for you to feast on. With a year of custom builds under their belt at The Emporium of Postmodern Activities, we’ve seen some awesome stuff come out of Woolie’s Workshop. Keep em’ coming guys! Continue reading →
Michael Woolaway’s latest addition to the Deus Ex Machina arsenal, the Moto Grigio borrows its name from a vintage Ferrari paint known as Grigio Scuro. While that simply translates to ‘dark grey’ in English, it does little justice to the actual paint job on the motorcycle; a complex hue that shifts from dark grey to near black under different lighting. Continue reading →
So what’s idea behind this 1997 Suzuki DR650? Well, the original plan was based around what was being done with a Yamaha SR400. Featuring a simple big engine and frame, the DR650 is probably the biggest single cylinder four-stroke out there. And the bike is pretty much flexible as well; once you get past all that plastic, you’ll discover a motor and frame that’s just waiting to be modded. So what’s not to like? There is enough power, they look awesome when exposed, and the way the guys at Deus Bali prep their rides, it will certainly be one hell of a ride. Continue reading →