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….
This captivating 2 minute video was shot by the talented Yuji from Japan, he was in Bali visiting the Deus Bali “Temple of Enthusiasm”…
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).
This board by Deus Bali, dubbed the Paralesogram, shuns this traditional design ethos in favour of an asymmetrical design.
Say what you want about Deus, they have some of the best photographers and designers in the business working under their collective roofs.
Deus Ex Machina’s ability to take a stock Yamaha SR500 and turn it into a stripped back cafe racer/summertime belter is well known and well respected.
The Australian Desert Boot has been an iconic piece of footwear since long before my time, the boots were originally designed for desert use and have soles designed to sink and slide as little as possible on loose sand, they also have minimal laces allowing the wearer to whip them off and empty out sand with as little fuss as possible.
The Triumph T120 is a veritable beast of a motorcycle, the model was originally introduced back in 1959 and saw a remarkable lifespan of 16 years and innumerable model iterations.
Deus are most famous for their motorcycle and clothing lines but what a lot of people don’t know is that they build some of the coolest retro surfboards available south of the equator.
Deus chose the 007 moniker for this, their bored out 542cc SR400, and it isn’t hard to see why. This is a very menacing, very big bellied Japanese chap.