Hardtails typically aren’t our thing, especially when they’re converted from a bike with rear suspension. Sacrificing functionality for questionable style usually doesn’t work, but somehow, Deus Ex Machina has pulled it off with the incredibly clean Sacred Cow. Like a lot of the Australian company’s bikes, this one started life as a humble Kawasaki W650, but thank to the hardtail frame kit, 21″ front wheel, spring-mounted saddle, handmade tank and cleaned up looks it’s become an understated cruiser.
This example is in a shipping crate on its way to an unnamed customer in Brooklyn. In addition to the visual enhancements, he’s spec’d a 720cc big bore kit to give the parallel-twin some much-needed oomph.