Deus Bike Build Off | Sydney 2015

Kicking off May moto madness, Deus Ex Machina invited Rising Sun Workshop to set up a stall at the build off alongside locals Stories of Bike, Throttle Roll, Sydney Cafe Racers and The Throttle Dolls. Returning to Deus' spiritual home of Bondi this year, it was a rainy event but that didn't stop the swarms of custom aficionados coming out (and riding down) to look at some interesting takes on builds. We had a great time seeing everyone again, meeting new faces and being asked over and over "when are you opening again?".

Thanks to everyone who came down to catch up with us too, we love being asked as to our progress and grateful for your enthusiasm and support. We're getting there... our supporters, pledgers and Newtown locals will know when we're ready to start building before our parents do.

The Judges for the event included Jeremy Tagand (Deus), Matt Machine, Mark Hawwa, Chris Hunter (Bike Exif) and Matt J. The winning bike a custom electric build from a Honda CT90 by Ryan from Suus and Joe from Stealth Electric Bikes, while controversial, was exciting to see electric power make its way into the custom sphere, and look great. There were a lot of brilliant bikes and a great variety however the judges were looking for something that worked, was done with little money and a lot of ingenuity and looked good. 

One May event down ... next?  Throttle Roll!

Adrian is knuckling down to finish the custom Mercury this week to give away! To win the bike you need to attend Throttle roll and instagram the bike with #solinvictusthrottleroll to be in the draw.

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