Deus Ex Machina TT800

deus1deus2deus3deus4Michael Woolaway from California based Deus Ex Machina USA created for a customer the Deus TT800, a hand-built custom motorcycle paying tribute to the successful 60’s Triumph factory TT machines. As a matter of fact, engine is a Kawasaki W650 bored out to reach 800 cc with a CR carburetor cradled in a custom chromoly racing frame. Front suspension comes from Öhlins forks equipped with a Beringer six-piston caliper for quick stopping. For stability, rear was reinforced with a gusseted swingarm. A big surfboard-like seat with Kushitani waterproof leather offers business class level seating comfort. Paint goes from black in the shade to olive green in strong light. Deus Ex Machina.

9 Responses to “Deus Ex Machina TT800”

  1. 1 Rodent Nov 20th, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Not a bad looking ride!

  2. 2 laurence zankowski Nov 20th, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Like the looks and the lines. With the Ducati Scrambler coming down the pike in 2015, can see this market gather heat. I gather that this is also a very reliable engine and mod.

    nice work, well done. I would want one.


  3. 3 stsn Nov 20th, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Very clean bike with lots of good choices. I’d probably shield the Öhlins fork lowers for actual dirt riding. I’m surprised they gained 150cc.

  4. 4 Sharkey Nov 20th, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Totally ride-able and totally cool looking…would be a fun bike, I’m sure. Hope this turns into a new niche

  5. 5 nicker Nov 20th, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    As cute as a button.
    And with chain drive, kick-starter, and simple carb intake.
    800cc in a small package.
    A very well modified scooter in deed.
    Be still my heart…. the spirit of the 60’s is alive and well……. 🙂

    It must be said that a reasonable likeness could be undertaken by any with a mind to do so.
    Which begs the question why don’t we see more of this?
    It certainly can’t be an expensive undertaking and makes a hell of a starter-bike.


  6. 6 dmj Nov 21st, 2014 at 7:23 am

    “Be still my heart…. the spirit of the 60’s is alive and well”

    well said. Reminds me of my Bonneville but I can’t remember the name of the chick that came and went with it. So long ago.

  7. 7 BCinSoCal Nov 21st, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Great package with the right look. That Kaw engine is a strong engine and should make for a fast bike! Very well done!

  8. 8 Iron Horse Nov 22nd, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Good lookin’ scooter. Kinda reminds me of my 67 Triumph Tiger, only probably way more reliable.

  9. 9 BCinSoCal Nov 22nd, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    No Lucas electrics, so can probably be ridden at night!

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