Triumph T140 Cafe Racer by Woolie of Deus Ex Machina

Most motorcycles belong in the garage. Few are home-worthy. This is one of them. Michael Woolaway’s artistic creation, a classy 1978 Triumph T140 dubbed "The TTT", will be getting the royal treatment as a centerpiece inside its new residence near San Diego, California. But Woolie really only builds bikes for one purpose: Going. And damned good too! For him, if it doesn’t perform well,…

The Beastie Pikes Peak Racer by Woolie of Deus Ex Machina

A racebred franken-Ducati Michael "Woolie" Woolaway can build some sexy bikes. As the Motorcycle Design Director of Deus Ex Machina USA, he has built some stunning custom bikes for celebrities and lucky regular Joes too. Woolie is also an avid racer himself and I've had the pleasure of sharing the track with him on a number of track days. The dude is fast, and passionate about building…

Painted in Dust :: a short film by Deus Ex Machina

Stream Painted In Dust for free Deus Ex Machina puts out some killer content. I'm personally a huge fan of their Head Designer, Carby Tuckwell, and admire the unique style Carby and Deus have carved out for themselves. If you're not aware, they kill it in the video department too. Head Director and Producer, Dustin Humphrey, cut his teeth as a surf photographer. Dustin's images always provoke a…

The Ago TT :: MV Agusta Brutale 800RR by Deus Ex Machina

A modern cafe racer MV Agusta Brutale 800RR by Deus Ex Machina The Deus Emporium of Postmodern Activities in Venice, California released a killer MV Agusta build last year, the Ago TT. Motorcycle design director, Michael Woolaway, built this custom Brutale 800RR, commissioned by MV Agusta, as a homage to the marque’s rich racing heritage capturing the spirit of Tourist Trophy racing of the 60’s…

Deus Ex Machina Yard Built XV950 ‘D-Side’

A sidecar rig from Deus Milano Being raised in California with a surfboard under our arm, combining our love for motorcycles and surfing is something near and dear to our hearts. The Deus Ex Machina crew has been combining sexy cafe-esque builds with surf racks for some time, but mostly through their Ozzie and Bali locations. Leave it to the Italians at Deus Milano to take it a sophisticated…

A Modern Day Street Tracker :: Boodaak by Deus Ex Machina

We've got a special place in our hearts - and garages - for this new generation of dirt-bike turned two-wheeled urban assault vehicle. There's been more and more popping up these days but the true masters of this feat have to be Roland Sands and Michael Woolaway. What you see here is another Woolie Wonder - an XR650R Baja racer transformed into a true modern street tracker that…

Deus Ex Machina ‘Moto Grigio’ Kawasaki cafe racer

Beautiful Kawasaki cafe racer by Woolie's Workshop Woolie's done it again, cranking out another stunning cafe racer through Deus America's doors. Affectionally dubbed Moto Grigio, this bike has us drooling over every last detail. This time around he used a Kawasaki W650 as his base. Wanting a little more punch out the the bike, he bored it out to a respectable 800cc. With top-notch components…

Deus Ex Machina :: ‘House Warming’ in LA

Welcoming Deus Ex Machina to USA Deus Ex Machina had their opening party for their first location in the USA, dubbed the 'Venice Emporium of Postmodern Activities'. There was live music, free booze and sausages, a surf movie premier and plenty of people looking to share a good time. Tons of us showed up on bikes. We saw everything from vintage Indians, knuckleheads, cafes to scooters and…

Deus Ex Machina :: The Venice SR500

Bikes are starting to roll out the doors of Deus Ex Machina's new shop in Venice, CA.  This is the first SR to make it's appearance - a caffeinated SR500 bound for Oyster Bay, New York. This is the fourth bike built by Michael "Woolie" Woolaway for Billy Joel and 20th Century Cycles. Crafted and conceived by Woolie based on the brief provided by Billy Joel and Alex from 20th Century…

Zero x Deus – A Custom Zero SR/S

An electric custom from Woolie Deus Ex Machina and their iconic custom fabricator, Michael “Woolie” Woolaway have been longtime favorites here at The Bullitt. Zero Motorcycles recently joined forces with Deus ex Machina to create the first fully customized Zero Motorcycles SR/S. The SR/S was introduced in February and immediately garnered accolades for its elevated design and extended range over…

Two Face – Deus Harajuku custom BMW Scrambler(s)

Our idea of playing dress up Have you ever had more than one vision for the aesthetic for a particular motorcycle of yours? With our Bullitt OG, I always had a spare tank and seat that could drastically change the look and feel of the bike. One moment the bike could look like a stripped down cafe racer, and the next, a clean modern classic. Apparently the team at Deus Harajuku (that's their…

The Framer FZ-07 Tracker by Deus

Woolie does it again There's no doubt we're huge fans of Michael “Woolie” Woolaway. As the Motorcycle Design Director of Deus Ex Machina USA, he has built some stunning custom bikes for celebrities and a few lucky regular Joes too. Not only is Woolie soft-spoken and incredibly modest, the dude is fast as hell on two wheels himself. We were in love when Woolie released a CR500 tracker for MotoGP…

Deus CR500 Tracker for Dani Pedrosa

A Two-Stroke Tracker by Woolie Dani Pedrosa is known for tearing up the asphalt in the premier class of motorcycle racing, MotoGP. The Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle racer retired from competition at the end of the 2018 season after an impressive 18 years of racing. In honor of his retirement Red Bull have made a film called "The Silent Samurai” that explores the key moments of Dani's impressing…

The Bel Air 1200 Harley cafe racer by Deus Customs

A Harley cafe racer by Deus Customs Words and images from Deus Introducing the 21st build to come out of Woolie’s Workshop, the Deus Ex Machina Bel Air 1200 Framer. This motorcycle was built by Michael Woolaway for a customer who requested a bike similar to The American, one of the first creations to roll out of Woolie’s Workshop in Venice Beach, California. For Woolie, building a bike with…

Interview :: Chris Hunter of Bike EXIF

Getting some time with the man behind Bike EXIF If you've looked up a custom motorcycle online in the past 4-5 years, you've undoubtedly came across Bike EXIF. Quickly establishing itself as go-to spot for the coolest custom motorcycles worldwide, Bike EXIF is currently getting over 2 million page views a month (no, that's not a typo) and is steadily growing. Stats that like don't happen by…

Deus Milano :: The Portal of Possibilities

Hanging out at Deus Milano When we got the chance to head to Milan for EICMA we made sure to pop over to Deus Ex Machina's newest location in the heart of the city. Deus Milano is a cool little spot with a good vibe. In the shop you'll find their usual mix of eclectic decor scattered with Deus apparel, vintage motorcycles, bicycles and a little bit of surf culture flair. Read more

Supermoto Cafe Racer ‘Dakdaak’ by Dues Ex Machina

We've always been big fans of supermoto/cafe racer combinations. Basically any bike that is lightweight, quick and fun to ride works for us. Strip off some unnecessary plastic and loud colors, add some classic styling and you yourself a winner. That's exactly what chief wrench for Deus Ex Machina in the US, Michael  'Woolie' Woolaway has done here with the 'Dakdaak'.The bike runs a…

RAEN x DEUS Limited Edition Frames

RAEN x DEUS collab I teased you all with a sneak peek of an exciting collab a while back between Raen Optics and Deus Ex Machina. I've been a busy little bee and stayed on top of this. I got word from a buddy over at Raen a few days ago that the frames are out but had to wait until they gave it the official announcement. RAEN X DEUS Collection and prices below. Deus Ex Machina…

DEUS x RAEN :: Sneak Peek

Two brands I dig and respect are forming a collaboration that's sure to be killer.  Deus Ex Machina and Raen Optics are teasing us with an Instagram pic of what's to come.  This is all that the Insta pic said:"We're really excited to share this new DEUS x RAEN colab with you coming soon."  I couldn't find anything else on either site.  If any of you know more, please let me…

Limited-Edition Silk Screens by Deus

Killer moto art by Carby Tuckwell I woke up this morning to an email from Deus Ex Machina advertising their limited-edition prints of four of their now classic bikes, the Grievous Angel SR500, The Bloodnok W650, The Bald Terrier V-Twin and The Long Black SR500 aka The Venice.  Each print comes screen printed, hand-signed & individually numbered by the craftsman himself – Deus Creative…