Deus Ex Machina is a group of people dedicated to making you a perfect ride out of old, tired motorcycles. They are based in Australia, but have opened shops in U.S.A. (L.A.), Italy (Venice, Milan), Indonesia (Bali) and Japan (Tokyo) to the joy of bikers living in these places. Usually, Deus has their work cut out for them because most people have a very specific idea of what their perfect bike looks and feels like. The Red Pill motorcycle is an example of what these guys can do when they are free of such constraints. The only direction the customer had for this motorcycle is that he wanted Deus to turn his old Kawasaki W650 into a low and lean “surf bike”. As you can see, the result is quite astonishing.
The whole bike is overhauled with twin K&N filters, a Foran reverse cone muffler, custom fenders, Rizoma mirrors and modified forks for a lower bike height, which is something we’ve come to expect from Deus Ex Machina projects. The thing that separates the Red Pill from other custom cafe racers are the custom built, quick release racks for surfboards. Without compromising the superb form of a true naked motorcycle, DEM has given it the most important function a “surf bike” needs – the ability to store and transport a surfboard.
The Deus Ex Machina Red Pill motorcycle is quite adequately named. Anybody that doesn’t know why this is true, needs to see this movie. No really, watch it immediately. As for or all you other “dudes”, if you need an escape from the daunting reality of the modern, digital age, get back to the basics with an old school motorcycle ride and enjoy a nice day at the beach surfing and chilling. [via]
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