The engine in the Honda CRF450X wasn’t designed to sit in a motorcycle that looked quite like this – originally designed for off-road work, the liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke 449cc power unit was never meant for use on the asphalt. Despite being designed for trail and dirt use, off-road motorcycle engines often make fantastic powerplants for lightweight cafe…
These motorcycle boots by Deus Ex Machina are amongst the toughest boots we’ve come across recently. They’re made from 2.00 – 2.20mm rough-out Buffalo hide, they have a handmade Goodyear-welted sole with double-row stitchdown and a USA-made steel toe up front.
The Harley-Davidson Sportster is one of the more cafe-racer-conversion friendly motorcycles out there, they always have an eye-catching look to them and performance isn’t too shabby if the builder can get the weight down to sub-Sherman Tank levels.
The Japanese company Harold’s Gear used to produce some of the best retro motorcycle gloves you could find anywhere, sadly the state of both the global and Japanese economy have been tough on the small firm and they recently went out of business.
Smokey Joe is a project undertaken by the team at Deus Ex Machina Bali for their friend, surfing and beer drinking companion, Ellis Ericson. Ellis picked up a beat up old Honda CB100 when he arrived in Bali a year or so ago and though he intended to tweak it into a beach oriented custom,…
Le Gicleur Noire is French for “always bet on black”, it’s also the (rather fitting) name chosen by Deus Ex Machina for this, their beautiful new Kawasaki W650 custom.
The Honda S90 is one of those bikes that doesn’t get the cafe racer treatment nearly often enough. The ultra lightweight motorcycle was manufactured by Honda between 1964 and 1969, it was fitted with a 4-stoke, air-cooled single cylinder engine capable of 8hp and capable of just over 60mph (with a light rider).
Say what you want about Deus, they have some of the best photographers and designers in the business working under their collective roofs.