On Saturday I popped over to Deus for a coffee. As I arrived, I caught a glimpse of a Triumph Bonneville being wheeled out of the workshop and into the afternoon sunlight; I only saw it for a second, but it was long enough to make an impression. Deus have now released images of their latest custom, and yes, it’s one of their best yet.
A lot of work has gone into ‘Dave’s Bonny’—for starters, it’s been lowered a full two inches from stock. You’ll find the complete build sheet below, but the highlights include a heavily modified Kawasaki W650 tank with the fuel injection unit tucked inside, and 41mm clip-ons from Australian specialist Tingate matched to bar controls from a Triumph Trophy 955.
The fiberglass seat unit is a Deus original, along with the headlight brackets, and the swingarm has been lengthened by 2.5 inches. (The rear frame section was modified to accept the seat and shortened four inches in the process.) The engine covers have been powdercoated black, and the fuel injection bodies are coated in 2-pack gloss black. A complete re-wire—with much of that wiring hidden—completes the look.
I don’t know who Dave is, but he’s one helluva lucky guy.
7-inch side mount headlight
Deus headlight brackets in alloy
Integrated indicator lights in top of headlight
Smooth top tree
Deus speedo bracket
41mm Tingate clip on bars. Handlebars converted from 1″ to 7/8″
Triumph trophy 955 handle bar controls w/ custom cables
Relocated ignition switch, British ribbed-style grips
Front suspension lowered 2 inches
Ikon tri-rate dampers—lowered 2 inches
Alloy “H” pattern rims: 18” rear, 19” front, with stainless spokes
Firestone tires, 4.00×19 front and 4.50×18 rear
Black braided brake lines
W650 gas tank: shaved, smoothed, knee dents added, fuel injection unit inside tank, Monza race cap.
Deus fiberglass seat unit modified to suit frame
Custom seat upholstery
Round stainless stop light on custom brackets
Rear frame section modified to accept seat and shortened 4 inches
Alloy turn signals
Hidden horn and rectifier/regulator
Hidden wiring throughout and re-wiring of half the bike
Swingarm stretched 2.5 inches
HPC coating on standard header pipes. Maddass mufflers also in HPC with polished tips
Fuel injection bodies 2pack gloss black
All engine covers in powder coat black
Custom engine sprocket cover
Norman Hyde rear set pegs
Full custom paint job by Dutchy