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 Kawasaki W650 is one of the best modern foundations for a flat track style motorcycle, the engine is staggeringly reliable, the frame is solid, the stock suspension can take a beating and it can be turned into a flat tracker with relatively minimal effort.
Randy De Puniet, a well established star in the world of MotoGP, took delivery of his first Deus Ex Machina motorcycle this week. He commissioned Deus to build him a mid-sized bike with a 2-up twin, it had to be light enough for spirited city riding and have enough power on tap for highway excursions out of Sydney.
Deus Ex Machina have produced some of the coolest modern day flat trackers currently on the road and this W650 is no exception, something about the look of a classic flat tracker appeals to me greatly, I’m not sure if it’s the mud-flinging capabilities, the promise of long rides down empty beaches or the fact that the lack of a rear seat means I have an excuse not to lug the Mrs around with me (which I’m joking about if she reads this).
We’ve been wanting to feature Garage Project Motorcycles for some time here on Silodrome, the brilliant Perth based custom motorcycle builder has been turning out great looking bikes since 2009 and now that 2 of their builds have been featured on both BikeExif and Pipeburn, we’re going to bring you their first ever build, a Kawasaki W650 Street Tracker.