Deus 1200 V-Twin café racer

Deus 1200 V-Twin cafe racer Harley-Davidson custom motorcycle
Deus has put the 562 lb Harley-Davidson Nightster onto a weight-loss programme and created a motorcycle with looks that could kill. The new Deus 1200 V-Twin is one of the best bikes yet to come out of the Australian custom emporium, and it’s left us salivating.

The clumsy stock seat is swapped out for an elegant bobber-style item, installed behind a modified Yamaha SR400 tank with a quick release strap. The rear end and front fender are truncated, and the look is as tight as a gnat’s ass.

Harley is coy about the horsepower of its pushrod ‘Evolution’ motor—probably about 65, we reckon—but it can now breathe a little easier thanks to a custom 2-into-1 pipe, a new injection map and a workout on the dyno. (The standard belt drive is left untouched, but there are kits if you really feel the need to keep something lubricated.) In keeping with the café racer theme, Deus adds clip-on bars, Storz rearsets and a simply stunning paint job.

The detailing, finish and styling tweaks are beyond compare, so it’ll cost around A$28,000 (US$26,000) to put one of these in your garage. Contact Deus if you’re interested.