Deus Ex Machina is opening its first American showroom at the Secret Service fashion boutique in downtown Los Angeles. Only one bike, the Grievous Angel pictured here, is currently available, but the brand's clothing line and custom bicycles are also on offer.
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
Like many other Deus customs, the Grievous Angel is based on the Yamaha
SR400, but here is kitted out as a cafe racer rather than a
street-tracker. Deus describes the modifications thusly:
Alloy bullet fairing in black, Over Racing stubbie under pipe, Black powder coated factory mags, clip-on bars, NitroHeads ducktail seat and tracker tank in Black, SR frame hand massaged into submission, K&N pod filter kit, CV carb, beadblasted engine case, Gold brake calipers and braided lines, AVON Speedmaster™ tyres...and all finished in glorious Henry Ford pink.
No word on a US retail price, but while the original Angel is priced at
about $20,000 (USD) in Australia, the ones being sold in LA are cobbled
together down the road in Venice, which hopefully points to a slightly
more feasible price tag.
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