The first Deus Ex Machina custom motorcycle has gone on sale in New York. Located at Smith + Butler in Brooklyn, the W650 street tracker is identical to the bike pictured above, with the addition of removable surfboard holders.
Sydney, Australia-based Deus has become known for its back-to-basics,
small-capacity customs that focus on delivering classic kick-start
function over the metal-flake and chrome comic book form of mainstream
customs popularized by such cultural luminaries as Jesse James or the
The humble W650 has been extensively modified with rebuilt front forks,
a dinky headlight, huge handlebars, WM Racing alloy tank, a flat track
seat unit, an OVER Racing 2-to-1 exhaust, an IKON rear shock, a custom
speedo mount, drilled bevel cover, a filter pod conversion and a
Richard Petty-inspired paint job. That doesn’t sound like a lot, but
the result is transformative. I went and sat on the bike yesterday and
it feels really, really special. We’ll be riding it in the coming
Along with the $19,500 tracker, S+B is also exhibiting part of Dustin Humphrey’s Lovers’ Land photo project.