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The Bel Air 1200 Framer: A Harley Sportster cafe racer by Deus

Fresh: The Bel Air 1200 Framer by Deus


It’s usually a long time between builds from Deus’ L.A. workshop supremo Michael Woolaway—but they’re always worth the wait. Like this seriously hot rodded Harley cafe racer, the ‘Bel Air 1200 Framer.’ It’s got more curves than a racetrack, and enough grunt to spin the wheels at will. “When I started this bike, I knew…

Pure Escapism: South To Sian motorcycle and surf film by Deus Ex Machina

Pure Escapism: South To Sian by Deus Ex Machina


Deus Ex Machina has always celebrated the spaces where motorcycling and surfing co-exist. And this breathtaking film takes the escapism to a new level, set against the surreal backdrop of Indonesia. Directed by award-winning photographer Dustin Humphrey, South to Sian blends elements of a bike film, surf film and travel documentary into one awe-inspiring experience.

Big In Japan: A Mighty XL500 from Deus

Big In Japan: A Mighty XL500 from Deus Tokyo


The Honda XL500 has achieved near-legendary status. Its front wheel is a ridiculous 23 inches, and it’s far too heavy for serious competition—but the engine is bulletproof and lives up to the old ‘stump-pulling grunt’ cliché. The guys at Deus Japan are fans of the XL500. So when they were looking for a street-legal machine…

Firefly: a fire-breathing Honda Super Cub racer from Deus Japan

Deus Japan Hot Rods the Honda Super Cub

Unless you were born and raised on an Antarctic research station, you’ve probably seen a Honda Super Cub. It’s the most popular motor vehicle in the world, with over 85 million sold since 1958. We bet you haven’t clapped eyes on a Cub like this one, though. It comes from the warped imagination of Matthew…

Shop visit: Deus Milano

Welcome to a new series on the world’s best motorcycle shops. We’re kicking off with Deus Milano, because this week is EICMA week—when Milan hosts…

Deus Ex Machina: Sibling Rivalry

Two new Deus Ex Machina motorcycles have just rolled out of the Venice, California workshop. Affectionately called Sibling Rivalry, these custom Hondas are high-performance variations…