Custom Bike Builds

The Ruhe
Jul 09, 2023

The Ruhe

It doesn't get much more custom than hand-smelted badges, a new gold standard (or in this case, copper) of personalisation for our Camperdown workshop. As a nod to his trade as a jeweller, owner Rob wanted to take copper out of the factory and into the stre...

The Valkyrie
Jun 06, 2023

The Valkyrie

Be not afraid!  Named for the fearsome, angelic figures who guide Odin's followers into the afterlife, the Valkyrie is a leaner, modern incarnation of one of our all-time great builds. It was only a matter of time before the familiar shape of the Grievous A...

La Tigre - The rebirth of a neglected 2003 Suzuki GS250 Thunder
Mar 13, 2023

La Tigre - The rebirth of a neglected 2003 Suzuki GS250 Thunder

A long term Bali resident bought an old 2003 Suzuki GS 250cc to the Deus Temple one day. Known as a Thunder, time had not been kind to this bike as it had been made into something of an ugly duckling by people unknown, leaving this once wonderfully acquiesc...

Deus x Bleach Collaboration
Feb 28, 2023

Deus x Bleach Collaboration

No stranger to upending the norms of motorcycle culture, Mikey Ojeda was right at home in our Venice Temple’s workshop. It’s a shared desire to celebrate the fundamental pursuits of fun that defines this collaboration. Mikey’s freestyling ethos has landed ...

Le Baron Rouge
Feb 22, 2023

Le Baron Rouge

People customise their motorcycles for all manner of reasons. Some do it to build a bike to show off their build skills and or, to put it on show, others might build them to be ridden with like minded on fair weather weekends. But there is a group who custo...

Jan 24, 2023


The infamous Kawasaki W650, a familiar face in the Deus workshop; a motorcycle that chief grease monkey Jeremy could assemble with his eyes closed at this point (The only thing standing in his way are those pesky workplace safety guidelines) And just when y...

Blue Moon
Jan 16, 2023

Blue Moon

No manufacturer has leaned into 'modern classic' style motorcycles harder than Triumph, half of their current line-up harkens to the tenets of old-school simplicity. One of the smallest motorcycles in the fleet, the Street Twin (ST) is no exception. Boastin...

Art 9T
Dec 19, 2022

Art 9T

Cafe racer conversions are nothing new, especially to us, but this particular build presented a couple of opportunities to do something fresh. The original spirit of cafe racers can be summarised in the immortal words of Colin Chapman "simplify, then add li...

The Forager - Yamaha XSR700
Sep 08, 2022

The Forager - Yamaha XSR700

Is the Yamaha XSR700 a cool bike? This question has formed a divide amongst the Deus House of Simple Pleasures not seen since the infamous chicken parmi or parma debate of about 20 minutes ago when I conducted the study, we're still reeling from the results...

Lead Head
Jul 07, 2022

Lead Head

Zero Engineering is a custom motorcycle manufacturer, known for its interpretation of post-war hardtail Harleys. The "Zero Style" is synonymous with ZE founder Shinya Kimura, his choice of low-slung gooseneck frames, springer forks and minimalist bodywork a...

XSR900 Akira
Jun 07, 2022

XSR900 Akira

Akira follows the story of best friends Shōtarō Kaneda and Tetsuo Shima, the leaders of the vigilante bosozoku motorcycle gang the Capsules as they battle against both their rival gangs the Clowns and the Government. Since its premiere in 1988, Akira has am...

Hond – A – Go Go
May 10, 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 04, 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 28, 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 21, 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 21, 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 07, 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...

Nov 14, 2021


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...

Nov 10, 2021


 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 04, 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 15, 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...

Aug 19, 2021


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 20, 2021

The Deus Ténéré

 The “Deus Teneré” built on a new Yamaha Teneré has the ambitious objective to translate the early ‘80s Dakar bikes concept into dynamic and flowing lines with accent on head faring design and large fuel tank. The bike has been presented during the “prohibi...

la Bombe
Jun 22, 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...

Mar 17, 2021


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...

Nov 20, 2020


TW, comes from the abbreviation of ‘Trail Way’, Yamaha’s motorbike they dubbed the “Adventure Machine," a bike built to blazing across the uncharted roads. The TW became infamous in its associated with the great motorcycle adventurer, Shinji Kazama who rod...

Nov 02, 2020


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 08, 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 15, 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...

Sep 04, 2020


日本の皆さん 英文の後に日本語があります。 Built to commemorate the opening of Deus Ex Machina’s new Asakusa café: THE GRAY GHOST, a Honda GL series motorcycle (CX series overseas) iconically named the "WING”, was the base for Deus Japan’s new customized Machina. The GL was Ho...

Sep 01, 2020


日本の皆さん 英文のあとに日本語があります。 Ever since its opening, The Residence of Impermanence DEUS Harajuku has delivered custom motorcycles that incorporate the DEUS DNA. Introducing the Harajuku flagship's final customization, TWO FACE, a custom concoction of a 1982 BMW R...

Feb 19, 2020

W.T.S Guzzi

AKA the Westlake Tagand Special A 'Bitsa' short for 'Bits of everything' is a term often reserved to describe a mongrel dog who could have any number of breeds in its blood line. When you take a Moto Guzzi T3, strap a Dresda Triton seat to the back, BSA can...

Dec 27, 2019

The Framer

For Woolie and Deus' latest build, they set out to create a proper American Flat Track mile racer for the street. A motorcycle capable of winning the Springfield or Sacramento mile that just so happens to have a headlight turn signals and a license plate. A...

Nov 14, 2019


The DEUS Swank Rally was started two years ago as an idea that encapsulated the beauty of old motorcycles, enduro style off-road courses and the ignorance of the inappropriate. Michael “Woolie” Woolaway’s latest creation 'BLU RUVIDO' is the manifestation o...

Aug 25, 2019

XTreme 250

The Deus Swank Rally is a unique event, combining vintage motorcycles, fancy dress and a can-do attitude in the ultimate race against the clock. So, when Yamaha set Jeremy Tagand the task to build a bike that was unequivocally "Swank", the bullet proof and ...

Aug 25, 2019

Deusky One

The Deusky One is the second project made by the Milano Deus Staff. Is a very characteristic Supermoto road bike, based on a Husqvarna SM510 R from 2008 (no injection system) and is born because we really wanted! And because we also wanted a more bad and cr...

Aug 25, 2019

Deusky 510

We wanted more. We were looking for a full crazy bike, but with a unique style fully inspired from the sixties, and we find another Husky. The perfect basis, a beautiful Husqvarna 510R SM, an iconic bike of the Supermoto racing world. But with a license pla...

Aug 25, 2019

The Husky

When the Swedish, though German owned and oddly enough, Italian based, motorcycle manufacturer Husqvarna came to Bali and set up shop, we were a little more than excited. Affectionately known as Huskys, these are the bikes Steve McQueen went from Triumph to...

Aug 12, 2019

Easy Tiger… A HONDA GL-200

A lil’ Brat style bike with oodles of sex appeal is something that the client ordered, quite literally. Talk about an easy, and at the same time, a quite strange process. It all started with a text message on WhatsApp from a lady in Jakarta asking could we...

Jun 21, 2019


Venice, Calif. (June 19, 2019) - Woolie took everything he learned from his Pikes Peak experience last year and has set his sights on returning to the mountain with an even better build for the 97th annual running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Cl...

May 08, 2019


There's quite the twisted tale that's followed this Nighthawk since it arrived in the Isle of the Gods and finally made its way to us. The CB 650 is a bit of a rarity, with its inline four, DOHC and a shaft drive the bike was only produced from '83-85. But ...

May 07, 2019

Twenty20 SR500

Taking cues from another SR masterpiece by Jeremy, this SR came in as a special order. The inspiration, the Halfy SR500. The do to list? Very long. Originally from the Blue Mountains, this little thumper rolled into the Camperdown workshop needing a full to...

Apr 03, 2019

Goof Bike

If you hire an alternative artist to design a bike, don't be surprised if you create a fun-sized surf sled that gets you from A to B, as long as A and B are interchangeably your home and favourite beach. Through direct collaboration, alternative artist Pa...

Jan 24, 2019

XV-Twin 1200

Turning a big bad Harley into a sophisticated gentleman is an exercise few renowned builders have succeeded at. Kind of like teaching a cheeseburger lovin‚ American how to drink tea the old fashion way, you get the gist. Nevertheless, this is a riddle Campe...

Jan 17, 2019

Pedrosa Bike

Last year Dani Pedrosa decided to hang up his number 26 helmet after an illustrious career in MotoGP. In honour of his retirement Red Bull have made a film called" Silent Samurai" that explores the key moments that made Dani one of the most talented riders...

Aug 02, 2018


If one was, to be honest with ones self, he'd admit that dirt bikes fettled for the blacktop have a tendency to look clumsy. Some may say that all that unnecessary gear, like big ol' indicators, can stick out like a K-9's plums. This crossed purpose Franke...

Mar 28, 2018

Show Boat - Honda CB150 Verza

You have just got to love those calls when a bike manufacturer rings you up and asks you to modify one of their street naked bikes for an upcoming launch. We most certainly do, and when Honda Astra Indonesia gave us a buzz late last year asking if we’d be...

Mar 15, 2018

Deus SR 500 Milano Street Tracker

To quote Marco, a member of the Deus family and happy owner of the bike: "It's all Marco Belli's fault. Yes it really is. Even though he doesn't know it". Years ago I saw a guy on a bike doing crazy things. I asked who it was and was told "Marco Belli, a fl...

Feb 25, 2018

Bali Flat Trackers - 5 bikes for 5 brothers

Five custom Kawasaki KLX 150 Flat Trackers, representing each of the countries we have a Flagship store in; Australia, Italy, US, Japan and of course here in Indonesia. We built them for the Deus SlidetoberFest, and if the truth be known, to mainly compete ...

Feb 21, 2018

Deus Dues

Having tried a rare Yamaha TT 600 R 2-track, winner of the Sardegna Rally in 1999, it took no time at all to fall in love with its driving dynamics. So here to Deus comes one of the WR 450 2-track bikes that Yamaha sold in the 2000s, with the same all-wheel...

Dec 12, 2017


Jim Goose, referred to as The Goose or simply Goose, was the best friend of Max Rockatansky, an experienced motorcyclist and pursuit officer on the Main Force Patrol. He was portrayed by Steve Bisley and starred in George Miller's Mad Max. Based on the 2018...

Nov 17, 2017


In 1974, Australia was introduced to the movie "Stone", a true classic of Aussie cinema about renegades called the Gravediggers. Featured alongside the Gravediggers was the Z1, Kawasaki's true coming of age bike. A bike that basically defined the 70's on tw...

Nov 10, 2017

The Deus Awol

AWOL Absent Without Official Leave DEUS - Brixton 125 X ... the perfect excuse to skip school, homeworks, workout or sunday lunch To make a small bike feel big, this little Dutch-Asian bike has been stripped of all "super structures," leaving only the frame...

Nov 07, 2017

The Deus Cub Cubed

We don't usually get inspiration from looks from the past, but with the Honda X-ADV as a starting point we got our ideas straight away. This sophisticated, powerful studded scooter brought the 1990's to mind, when another Honda scooter wowed with its freshn...

Sep 20, 2017


Some motorcycles belong out in the garage. Others are good enough to bring in the house. Michael Woolaway’s latest artistic creation, a classy 1978 Triumph T140, will be getting the royal treatment as a centerpiece inside its new residence near San Diego,...

Sep 01, 2017


It was a long and cold winter the first time I met Peter in Stockholm. After a few beers we decided on an idea, to turn his Husky FE501 into a Deus Husky Rally, the same color as his Range and hence the name The Ranger. The bike had a long gestation period ...

Aug 22, 2017


This weapon is a long overdue addition to the Deus DR650 range and is locked and loaded with the goods front, back and sideways. Dubbed, Maniac, it pays tribute to MotoGP rider #29 Andrea Iannone and his recent move to Suzuki. Nick named The Maniac because ...

Jul 16, 2017


Years ago, a basket case TR6 rolled into the Camperdown workshop with the hope of a new lease on life in the not so distant future. As faith would have it, this bike would spend time collecting dust before it collected new miles. When time finally came to b...

Jun 08, 2017


One by one, piece by piece, this TransScrambler has taken the form of raw elegance. Much like a fast tracked vision of a caterpillar evolving into a black Butterfly, Deus Camperdown builder Jeremy Tagand, tore the stock Duc apart and breathed new life into ...

Sea Sider
May 31, 2017

Sea Sider

Since we wanted this new project to have more a bicycle feel to it, we sourced a few vintage bicycle pieces from a neighbouring island and had them restored before adding them into the mix, such as the handlebars and the front light. Another cycle inspired ...

May 18, 2017

Tweeki 1200

The newest artwork to come out of the Deus HQ Workshop has been loaded with details and goodies that would even have a Harley hater drooling with jealousy. She is lethal and will be tearing up the streets and tracks of Sydney! Goodies: Grip Ace Switches inc...

Mar 29, 2017

South Paw

Base Bike Honda VTR250 (MC33 Carb Model)  There is something undeniably magnetic about the image of a flat track rider exiting a turn, bike slew sideways as the rear fights for traction, inside foot extended, skimming the track and stopping rider and machin...

Bel Air 1200
Jan 12, 2017

Bel Air 1200

Introducing the 21st build to come out of Woolie's Workshop, the Deus Ex Machina Bel Air 1200 Framer. This motorcycle was built by Michael Woolaway for a customer who requested a bike similar to The American, one of the first creations to roll out of Woolie...

Oct 24, 2016

Raposa Prata

A continuation of the much loved Major Bloodnok, the Raposa Prata takes this popular twin in a new direction. The bike was initially stripped down to the bone. After a clean up of the clutter and finalizing the design we had parts and components sent out in...

Oct 18, 2016


Every once in a while a project comes around that gets us chomping at the bit and thats exactly what happened with ‘The Swede.’ If we start the story from the beginning it goes a little something like this. We had noticed for some time that all you needed...

Oct 10, 2016

Orsini Viper

Attention to detail, functionality and a French flair. It's fair to say that Motorcycle Design Director - Jeremy Tagand, has spent a fair chunk of time by anyone's standards honing his visceral understanding and innate sense of all things custom in the Deus...

Aug 26, 2016

Ago TT

The Ago TT MV Agusta Brutale 800rr by Deus Ex Machina The Deus Emporium of Postmodern Activities in Venice, California is proud to formally introduce the Ago TT. Motorcycle design director Michael Woolaway built this custom Brutale 800rr commissioned by MV ...

Jul 18, 2016

Different Twins

Two friends came to us in Deus Milano with the idea to have the same Deus motorcycle but with a different touch and this sound for us as an intriguing project. We came out with The Different Twins‚ built on special black W800 edition. The project has been d...

Jun 30, 2016


From super bike to super moto, 'The Scrappier' has held on to its super aspirations and gone off the rails and left normal conventions in the scrap bin. Starting as a full fairing‚ KTM RC8 with a 1150cc V-twin packing 151hp, it has turned into a scrappy del...

Jun 25, 2016

Malachi Crunch

From its launch in 1978, Honda's XL500 quickly marked its territory, even with its comically large 23 inch front wheel and far too much weight for serious competition, the big XL won fans with its bulletproof engine, stump pulling grunt and stability in the...

Jun 21, 2016


The base of this build was a 2014 Yamaha SR400. With its EFI and tough-as-nails reputation, it is the perfect riding partner to dance streets and ride the highways with. So Camperdown chief, Jeremy Tagand has been at it again with this classy citizen, now s...

Apr 04, 2016

Midnight Rambler

Resident Deus Camperdown Head Mechanic, Jeremy Tagand, is becoming quite well known for his tracker rendition of the Kawasaki W650. The brief was the create an dirt-tracker with an urban assault feel, all with Jeremy's special sauce. A rich blend of ingredi...

Iceie 800|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Feb 11, 2016

Iceie 800

Darkly elegant and clean as a whistle, Deus Ex Machina is proud to introduce a frisky cafe racer from Woolie's Workshop. Stamped as the 17th bespoke creation to come from the Emporium Of Postmodern Activites in Venice, California, motorcycle design director...

The Onyx|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Feb 02, 2016

The Onyx

The brief was to create something stylish, that would make you look twice at the details and that you could take from black top to sand with ease. The donor bike presented was an already very capable 2012 Triumph Scrambler. Camperdown head tech Jeremy Tag...

The TWo-UP||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Jan 14, 2016


This little Yamaha TW 225 got treated to a make over by Jeremy, the restless Deus Camperdowm head tech, who simply couldn't bare to look at it stock in a dark corner of the workshop. Jez gets straights into the nitty gritty and gets the lill TW onto the old...

The Firefly||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Jan 06, 2016


日本のみなさん この英文のあとに日本語があります Meet The Firefly - the Residence of Impermanence's first and latest build by Deus Japan's Director of Motorcycle Operations, Matthew Roberts - a venerable 1961 Honda Super Cub that pushes the engineering and styling envelope like no...

The Grasshopper||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Dec 07, 2015


New from Venice, California comes the W-`ühini aka "The Grasshopper," an agile W built at the Emporium Of Postmodern Activities by Michael Woolaway. The `ühini namesake comes from the Hawaiian word for grasshopper, an energetic inhabitant of the rainforests...

SSX STREET TRACKER|||||||||||||||
Sep 24, 2015


Temple local and Deus Family Arthur decided he needed a new iron sled not only fit for the dirt but to go to from A to B on the daily with style, with Slidetober around the corner he ran out of excuses to not make it happen. Deus Bali head tech received the...

The WISHBONES|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Aug 26, 2015


Snap out of the every-day. Jeremy Tagand, Head-Chef of the Deus workshop sucked the marrow of the past out of the carcass of the W650 to create a lighter, tastier dirt-tracker with an urban assault feel. Kawasaki's W650 has a great reputation for reliabilit...

The Saint||||||||||||||||||||||
Jul 20, 2015

The Saint

Moving through one of our biggest love, the Kawasaki W800 (a perfect basis for customs), we arrive to define this last build specially made for our Santiago, one of the Head of the italian Deus Cafè. A bike lover that was looking for a very special idea fo...

4CYL BMW||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
May 21, 2015


The 4Cyl BMW S1000 R by Deus Ex Machina Woolie's Workshop and Deus Ex Machina USA are proud to present the '4Cyl‚' a collaborative bespoke motorcycle build for Orlando Bloom. The custom BMW S1000 R project was set in motion by BMW Motorrad and Bloom, who ca...

The Heinrich Maneuver|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
May 13, 2015

Heinrich Maneuver

The Heinrich Maneuvre BMW R nineT by Deus Ex Machina The R nine T build was a coming together of like minds, shared visions, a visceral desire to evoke the spectacular. Head wrench of Deus Camperdown - Jeremy Tagand hooked in like a mongrel dog stripping th...

Joe Dirt
Apr 21, 2015

Joe Dirt

this Suzuki DR650 has been with us for some time and has proven to be a solid rig- More enduro than dirt racer. Deus raced dirt track on a modified DR some years ago, so Jeremy, chieftain of the Deus Camperdown workshop, decided to lift some of those ideas ...

Gentleman Jim|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Mar 10, 2015

Gentleman Jim

Ikon James J. Corbett aka Gentleman Jim was about as tough as they came, pure bred American boxer, with a reputation for packing a hard punch in the ring. Like his nickname suggests, he also was a man of fine taste and manners, a mean son-of-a-gun with clas...

Jan 22, 2015

The Dreamliner

From the den of Woolie's Workshop at the Emporium of Postmodern Activities in Venice, California comes the 750 Dreamliner, a seductive tigress with a bite. Losing the Ducati trellis design, propulsion is provided by a fully rebuilt 750 two-valve Monster eng...

TZ Racer|
Nov 06, 2014

TZ Racer

Fresh from Woolie's Workshop is a Tang-Tang'n 2-stroke with capabilities of extremely high engine revolutions per minute and enough squeeze-pop to make your head spin. This 250cc Yamaha 2-Cycle racer looks fast standing still and is a unique personal projec...

Oct 28, 2014


Deus Derrick The owner's dreams begins when he found an old Bmw R80/7 from the German Police, even before defining the project he already gives birth to its name to be "Derrick" inspired by the German detective Tv Series "Derrick" broadcasted worldwide from...

Red Pill|||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Oct 22, 2014

Red Pill

'Red Pill' - To be taken twice daily Build by Jeremy Tagand We were approached with a simple enough brief, 'surf bike please, based on my W650, low and lean'. Styling cues were borrowed from our 'Gicleur Noir' from a few years back. With the air box complet...

Pegasus W650|||||||||||||||||
Sep 03, 2014


Not so many moons past, a good friend of Deus Camperdown came to us with a special request. We had suspected this gentleman harboured a deep and abiding love affair with the internal combustion engine by the frequency with which he produced well thumbed pic...

Steve R100 BMW|||||||||||||||||||||
Aug 07, 2014

Steve R100

We were looking for a definitive build for a great friend and customer. That was looking for a Deus, on real cool motorbike to drive it every day, and making some good trip. And we find a lovely and powerful BMW R100/7. The build was awesome, take over 5 mo...

Jul 14, 2014


Deus Ex Machina's Emporium of Postmodern Activities and Woolie's Workshop proudly present: the Deus TT800. Paying tribute to the highly successful Triumph factory TT machines from the mid-1960s, the TT800 was created for a customer requesting a new, old Tri...

Lightning 400||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Jul 03, 2014

Lightning 400

...white like a lightning! Why a lightning? Because is powerful, is crazy, is made of light. And because is a simple and direct sign. Like the bike we build. We were playing on a real icon this time, the Yamaha SR, and that what we want was a very accurate ...

May 21, 2014


Spending a good part of its life in a Queensland shed collecting dust and rust, this little SR was given a new start at the hands of Camperdown head mechanic Jeremy. Starting with a top to bottom engine rebuild. Cleaned and trimmed up the frame finished in ...

The Lips|||||||||||||||
Apr 14, 2014


The Lips is a long story. An incredible one also, sometimes sad, sometimes beautiful: but every time special. The Lips is the first "made in Italy" Deus, and the Lips is also a big friends of us that is fly away. And this is enough to say that this bike is ...

Apr 11, 2014


We all want to lose some weight, trim up, go faster, pull harder. The Deus Ex Machina D-bolt lives true to this: A café Racer with muscle and style for two up fast times. Camperdown head mechanic Jeremy Tagand dispensed with almost all stock factory bodywor...

BMW R100S|||||||||||||
Mar 20, 2014


You are looking at a creation from Woolie's Workshop. It's a late 1970's BMW R100S café racer build. The R100S is a bit of a legendary bike and it's hard to cut it up so for this project Woolie set out to make something that's already working really well wo...

Kawasaki W800|||||||||||||
Jan 20, 2014

W Racer

Another story for the Kawasaki W800, another smooth and sexy café racer custom bike. This bike was made for a Swiss customer and friends, and the starting point was a tank. But not a casual one, we can say the Tank: that must be like a real old racer. Long ...

Kawasaki W800||||||
Jan 17, 2014

Burnish Twin

A W800 inspired by a color. A bike mixing style and accessories in every details: was made to use it every day, miles by miles, with a color that will never get old. At least, will be better. This was one of the first Deus made in Italy, and after we made t...

Honda CRF450X|||||||||||||||||||
Jan 13, 2014


The second bike of the Sibling Rivalry series and little brother to Boodaak, the eleventh build out of Woolie's Workshop is called Dakdaak. Designed and built for a local Venice businessman, this is one of the funnest bike builds Woolie's ever done. "Dakdaa...

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Second Place At The Baja 1000
Jul 18, 2023

Second Place At The Baja 1000

My breath was short, my body completely relaxed, my mind screaming. Eighteen hours into what would be a twenty-two-hour, thousand-mile race I gripped the handlebars of my motorcycle and kept the throttle wide open. I felt dull and tired as hypothermic condi...

The Ruhe
Jul 09, 2023

The Ruhe

It doesn't get much more custom than hand-smelted badges, a new gold standard (or in this case, copper) of personalisation for our Camperdown workshop. As a nod to his trade as a jeweller, owner Rob wanted to take copper out of the factory and into the stre...

Swank Rally Tunisia – Into The Desert Video
Jun 28, 2023

Swank Rally Tunisia – Into The Desert Video

The first edition of the Swank Rally Tunisia was nothing short of amazing. A joint production from Deus Ex Machina, Adventure Riding, and enduro wizard Alessandro Botturi, the event was organised to perfection: easy enough for everyone to get stuck in and ...