Harleys are cool and all, but they can't compare to the macho muscle of Deus Ex Machina Customs ($TBA). Based in an old factory building in Sydney, Australia, Deus celebrates classic custom motorcycle culture by cranking out their own unique takes on Kawasakis, Yamahas, Triumphs, and yes, even Harley Davidsons, giving each bike special treatment to take it from mass produced machine to one-of-a-kind mechanical art. If you're based in the L.A. area, make a stop by the company's Secret Service shop on Industrial St. in downtown and see for yourself.
Packed with modern technology but sporting a design straight out of the past, the Triumph Thruxton SE ($10,649) is an intriguing update to the café racer. First impressions start off with the powder-coated red frame, crystal white bodywork, low rise handlebars, 18-inch spoke wheels, red stripe down the center, color-matched fly screen and blacked out engine cases, but it's the Thruxton's fuel injected 865cc parallel twin engine that delivers the thrills, pumping out 68hp and 51ft.lbs. of torque, which makes for some beautiful sounds emitting from the megaphone style pipes. If Speed Racer rode a motorcycle, we think it might look something like this.
Custom-built over the course of 1,000+ hours and sporting more hand-made fine details than we could possibly list here, the only bad thing we can say about the Falcon Bullet Motorcycle ($TBA) is that it's going to be impossible to get your hands on it — unless, of course, Jason Lee decides to put it up for sale. This custom Triumph began with a derelict frame and engine cases from a 1950 Triumph Thunderbird, and features modifications like a 750cc engine made specifically for this machine, a vintage brass lucas tail light, handlebars and levels hand carved from solid rounds of stainless steel and shaped to contour the gas tank during agressive turns, a hand made leather seat, and a stretched frame for a longer stance.