Who like Surfing and Motorcycles? Well over the past several years we have seen the surfing culture mix with the motorcycle scene. One of the major pioneers of this movement has been Deus Ex Machina. They have a created a culture and business that mixes Surfing, Motorcycles and Bicycles in perfect symbiotic relationship. Their store are the perfect hangout for surfers and motorcyclists alike. In my opinion, it doesn’t get much better then that other than opening one up over here in Long Beach, New York.
Since this beautiful marriage of culture, Deus Ex Machina has produced some of the coolest motorcycles with a surfing twist on them. One of the first bikes that we saw them build for the surf culture was the Dover’s Dog. A cool little Yamaha SR500 thats ready to get you out there on the waves. A simple, lightweight machine with a surfboard carrier that should be a must for any surfer.
Deus Ex Machina pumped out another cool surf bike named the “Red Pill”. Build around one of their main models, the Yamaha W650, this bike is ready to rip of the back roads of Australia with your surfboard along side. Done in a traditional cafe racer style up front and more Brat style seat in the rear, this thing is a must have for any Australian surfer.
On to my favorite Deus Ex Machina build the D-Side. A Yamaha XV960 that not only carries your surfboard but has a side car to take that surfer chick in your life with you. This thing has so many cool features from the boat inspired side car to the custom hand made wood carrier in the rear to hold all your beach stuff. If I had to own one, this would be the bike on the top of my list.
Since the rise in these custom made surf inspired motorcycles, some professional surfers have taken notice. Chippa Wilson being one of them when he commissioned a custom made Triumph Bonneville by British Customs. Chippa did an interview with BC and talked about his passion to just ride and explore Australia on the open with his surfboard. This has allowed him to explore to ground and areas to ride the waves.
Another new comer to the surf bike scene is Sol Invictus Motorcycle Company. Their model called the “Mercury Neptune” is the perfect bike to going whipping around the coast with your surfboard. Designed to be simple yet functional, they have created a design that can be carried over to just about any motorcycle for someone looking to build one. Go check out there Neptune build on their website listed above.
So if you are a lover of Surfing and Motorcycles, I suggest you check out some of the builders at the below links. They have combined the surfing and motorcycle cultures perfectly while creating beautiful custom machines to help you get to the waves.