Posts Tagged ‘custom motorcycles’
We’re not going to lie, we have a slight infatuation for Deus Ex Machina, a custom motorcycle shop that never lets us down! Not only does the team travel around Australia and South East Asia setting up custom motorcycle shops in small villages where they can surf and enjoy life, but they are super talented at creating design notable bikes. Their most recent motorcycle is called the Bald Terrier 1200, 1200 because it has 1200 powerful cc’s behind it and is built on an old Kawasaki W650. What we love about this bike is that it holds back from being over designed, it’s not ostentatious, or in your face. Instead, it is beautiful in its own simplicity!
There’s nothing like the roar of a souped-up chopper blowing by you on the freeway hosing the tic-tac of a mini-cooper your spouse talked you into buying. Well, for now you won’t have to endure the loud pipes, you will however still experience a twinge of jealously deep in the pit of your stomach watching a beautifully engineered electric bike blaze by you. The ambitiously talented industrial designers at Fuse Project have taken their skills to the streets with their captivating street bike design for Mission Motors.
“The challenge was to create a design that would be accepted by motorcycle enthusiasts while also being immediately recognizable as a vehicle fueled by alternative energy. A central goal was not to appear as an ‘eco-toy’ but instead, a performance bike augmented by electric power. Ultimately, the bike needed to balance innovation with tradition, overcome the stigma of a silent ride and define what an electric Bike should look like.”
The team streamlined the bike and eliminated the gas tank and tail pipe. Then added a lightweight battery pack that is protected by honeycombed detailed angular skins that integrate all mechanical elements.
“Mission Motors is an icon for a new era of efficient and exciting vehicles,” the team explained. “Designed to express speed and efficiency in it’s overall sharp lines, the Mission One bike is also highly detailed with special attention to a riders needs, bringing a high level of product design and ergonomics to a new generation of performance transportation.”
Fuse is like a modern-day Renaissance man of design. In addition to the design and development of the physical product, Fuse also created the company name and brand logo, website, launch display and the entire brand collateral! Whoa! Talk about jumpstarting a brand.
(Photographs: Fuse Project)
Rolling out custom bikes that go by monikers like, ‘Spud’, ‘Pea Shooter’, ‘Ruby’, and ‘Roarer’, Mac Motorcycles definitely does things a bit differently. The trio that makes up Xenophya Designs fabricate with the idea of taking something standard and improving upon it. Founder Ellis Pitt explains. “I wanted to take something from the simplicity and non-
The gents behind Deus Ex Machina are beyond inspirational! The team of motorcycle enthusiasts who are “united in their belief that modern motorcycling has been hijacked by marketing forces and their desire to introduce a new generation of rider to that same pure enthusiasm that kick-started their own love of motorcycling,” joined forces to create custom motorcycles. Deus is traveling the world and setting up shop in beautiful destinations all over, most recently Bali, to build motorcycles. It seems that Bali may have inspired their recent addition, the Surf Bike! The motorcycle is based on a Yamaha Scorpio and features a Japanese aluminum tank, handmade exhaust, and a removable surf rack for your board of choice!
Deus has extended their good taste for motorcycles into the fashion industry, dabbling with T shirts, collared shirts, accessories, and hats; all reflecting the active & surf culture.
(Images Provided By Deus)
Confederate, A boutique motorcycle shop who keeps spinning out custom, high tech, quality bikes has released another. The P120 Fighter is geometric in form with a raw industrial look. The design team at Confederate constructed the Fighter under the philosophy that it would be rough, honest, and tough to it’s core! They injected this philosophy into the P120 by giving the 460 pound, 160 horsepower bike, a 120 C.I.D.radial twin engine, a custom designed 5 speed transmission, an aircraft grade aluminum swing arm, and custom designed carbon fiber wheels. The Fighter totals at 460 lbs. and currently, there are only 50 motorcycles of it’s kind made, retailing at $80,000.
(Photography Provided By Confederate)