This is what it might look like if you were to take a stroll through the Deus Temple and it’s various quarters in Canggu, Bali.
The first step into the custom world for this carbon bicycle. A full custom bike for bike lover, bike enthusiast and the real bike rider. The basis is a Columbus monocoque high module carbon (Toray H60 3K) frame with a full carbon road fork. Press-fit bottom bracket (BB86), 1/5 – 1/8 Tapered Head tube, and fully handpainted in “Deus graphics” colour. This Proto1 also gets a new 22-speed Sram Red group, Reynolds or Zipp Carbon wheels, Zipp handlebar, stem and seat post. The saddle is a 2014 San Marco Aspide full carbon piece that weighs less then 110 grams and help achieve a total weight of 6.7kg. Continue reading →
The Canggu Scrambling Club rides again. This time the boys from the Temple headed up to East Bali and tackled an 80km enduro track that should not be taken lightheartedly. The race was a true test of the steel of the Canggu Scrambling Club. Loose gravel tracks led on to lava rocks, dried out river beds, even bigger rocks, and super steep inclines. Must watch.
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 →