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1ST

Eugenio Vezzetti

OraColo

Milan/Italy

BEHIND THE BUILD:

Dnepr mt11 750cc 1986
“Oracolo” (oracle in english) is a dnepr mt11 750cc from 1986. On the original frame we find a Guzzi Ercole Fork, an hanmade brass fuel tank, and a seat that was originally an engine support from an honda xl 125. the rear beams is integrated in the back wheel hub. Original as its builder is the name of the bike : Oracolo – oracle- as the bike is intended like a profecy, something ahead of its times, but also, with a wordplay, a feeling of liberation and satisfaction : “ora colo” in italian means “ Now i’m dripping”

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2ND

Davide Lorusso

Ula

Milano/Italy

BEHIND THE BUILD:

The bike is a 1991 XR 600, named “Ula”.
The customization consists in two PVC pipes for the gas tank, fake wood pvc hand made seat, hand made alu fender, the exhaust is made from a 2 stroke exhaust system, beam from a vintage Garelli. Two hand made bags are on both the sides.

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3RD

Ken Ritsuno

Original

Tokyo/Japan

BEHIND THE BUILD:

Original is an interesting word, but one rarely used in the true sense of the word, but it is the ONLY word we’ve got to describe our sub 250cc People Choice winner for 2016. While the design proportions are openly inspired by 1913 Harley Davidsons, the path taken to get there is something else. A US sourced agricultural motor, turned on its end, a springer front end borrowed from a bicycle and key components beefed up to handle the load, mountain bike brakes, rip cord starting procedure (demonstrations on the day were crowd pleasing to say the least), a hand-made frame and stainless tank plus an open carb bell mouth wide enough to risk sucking in wildlife on narrow mountain roads. Custom motorcycling at its finest – What’s not to love! In fact, when he had finished the build, Ritsuno loved the machine so much he’s made three more with various engine and colour schemes to keep this one company.

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NAME

Oliver Boyett

BIKE

2nd Small Bore Sydney

LOCATION

sydney

CATEGORY

2016 Winner

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NAME

Mark Gurney

BIKE

3rd Open Sydney

LOCATION

sydney

CATEGORY

2016 Winner

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NAME

Steve Doherty

BIKE

1st Open Sydney

LOCATION

sydney

CATEGORY

2016 Winner

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NAME

Reio Ono

BIKE

1st Open Tokyo

LOCATION

tokyo

CATEGORY

2016 Winner

VIEW 見

NAME

Adam Sheard

BIKE

1st Race America

LOCATION

venice

CATEGORY

2016 Winner

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NAME

Keduk

BIKE

2nd Open Bali

LOCATION

bali

CATEGORY

2016 Winner

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NAME

Attrezzi Veloci

BIKE

3rd Open Milano

LOCATION

milan

CATEGORY

2016 Winner

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NAME

Ryo Denda

BIKE

3rd Open Tokyo

LOCATION

tokyo

CATEGORY

2016 Winner

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NAME

Ian Roberts

BIKE

1st Small Bore Sydney

LOCATION

sydney

CATEGORY

2016 Winner

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NAME

Davide Lorusso

BIKE

Original mention Milano

LOCATION

milan

CATEGORY

2016 Winner

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NAME

Jeff Wolf

BIKE

1st Open America

LOCATION

venice

CATEGORY

2016 Winner

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NAME

Jay Lossa

BIKE

1st Small Bore America

LOCATION

venice

CATEGORY

2016 Winner

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NAME

Bagas

BIKE

People’s Choice Bali

LOCATION

bali

CATEGORY

2016 Winner

VIEW 見

NAME

Muji

BIKE

1st Small Bore Bali

LOCATION

bali

CATEGORY

2016 Winner

VIEW 見

NAME

Colin Stinson

BIKE

3rd Open America

LOCATION

venice

CATEGORY

2016 Winner

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NAME

Elephant Garage

BIKE

People’s Choice Milano

LOCATION

milan

CATEGORY

2016 Winner

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NAME

Eugenio Vezzetti

BIKE

1st Open Milano

LOCATION

milan

CATEGORY

2016 Winner

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NAME

Morten Kløvfjell

BIKE

2nd Open Milano

LOCATION

milan

CATEGORY

2016 Winner

VIEW 見

NAME

Kenji Heianzan

BIKE

People’s Choice >250cc Tokyo 2016

LOCATION

tokyo

CATEGORY

2016 Winner

VIEW 見

NAME

Ken Ritsuno

BIKE

People’s Choice <250cc Tokyo

LOCATION

tokyo

CATEGORY

2016 Winner

VIEW 見

NAME

Makoto Nakazawa

BIKE

2nd Open Tokyo

LOCATION

tokyo

CATEGORY

2016 Winner

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NAME

Michael Fröelich/David Wong(owner)

BIKE

People’s Choice America

LOCATION

venice

CATEGORY

2016 Winner

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NAME

Troy Paschini

BIKE

People’s Choice Sydney

LOCATION

sydney

CATEGORY

2016 Winner

VIEW 見

NAME

Ryan Mischkulnig

BIKE

3rd Small Bore Sydney

LOCATION

sydney

CATEGORY

2016 Winner

VIEW 見

NAME

Ilias Iatrakis

BIKE

Enthusiasm special mention Milano

LOCATION

milan

CATEGORY

2016 Winner

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NAME

Darren Robinson

BIKE

2nd Open Sydney

LOCATION

sydney

CATEGORY

2016 Winner

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NAME

Tikus Cerurut (The Mice)

BIKE

1st Open Bali

LOCATION

bali

CATEGORY

2016 Winner

VIEW 見

NAME

Anthony Scott

BIKE

2nd Open America

LOCATION

venice

CATEGORY

2016 Winner

VIEW 見

NAME

Priyo

BIKE

3rd Open Bali

LOCATION

bali

CATEGORY

2016 Winner

VIEW 見

NAME

Mario Troiano

BIKE

1st Small Bore Milano

LOCATION

milan

CATEGORY

2016 Winner

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EVENT DETAILS

It’s time to vote for your favourite unorthodox 2 wheeled machine from the cornucopia of creativity that was the 2016 Boundless Enthusiasm Bike Build Off. Remember the fundamental Bike Build Off philosophy of ‘the most with the least’ as you cast your vote to determine the top prize of Global People’s Choice Award – to be announced at EICMA the 10th of November.

Calling all wrench botherers, amateur tinkerers and fettling fetishists. The institution that has come to be known as the world’s greatest celebration of two wheeled ingenuity is back again in 2016. Around the globe over the weekend of the 24th of September the champions of creativity will parade solutions to problems you didn’t even know existed in the Deus Bike Build Off.

This year’s festival of fettlers will be bigger than ever with the inclusion of new specialist categories in addition to the existing open class – A professional division, an amateur race bike category and Postie/Honda Cub/under 125cc category.

All these divisions will be judged and guided by the universal BBO rules by the usual stella cast of motorcyclism maestros on the day as well as the voice of the people with a choice award for the Pro and Race categories.

Once all the global winners have been confirmed they will be posted to the global peoples choice voting site to decide the overall Global Winner (to be announced at this years EICMA in November).

So dust off the Whitworths, set your auto bid on those donor bikes and watch this site and Deus channels for updates. Once you have registered you will be kept informed via email.

CLICK FOR JAPANESE 日本語

2016年BIKE BUILD OFF世界大会の決勝へ進出するバイクが出そろい、投票する時が来た!!
BBOのルールである「最小限で最大限を表現すること」を念頭に置き、どのバイクがグローバルアワードつまり世界一にふさわしいのか、あなたの1票で決まるのです。
このBBO世界大会での優勝車輛は2ヶ月後にミラノで行われるバイクの祭典EICMAで発表されます。

EVENT LOCATIONS

Sydney

BONDI PAVILION, BONDI, NSW AUSTRALIA

As the sun set on the fourth iteration of the Boundless Enthusiasm Bike Build Off presented by BMW Motorrad in Sydney, and we sat down to re-live the day through the terabytes of captured photo and video it quickly became apparent that the event has only gotten better and better throughout the years. The sheer ingenuity, sense of humour, artistry and creativity of the 47 back yard builders that came out to put their specially built creations on display, was an absolute delight for all to see.

EVENT INFORMATION

The day began at the Bondi Pavilion with Master of Ceremonies/BMW ambassador Kate Peck and founder of Deus Ex Machina Dare Jennings getting the day started by introducing the panel of esteemed judges, the history and background of the event and the involvement of our Partners in Grime. These being BMW, who also had some of their own loudest and finest on display, the amazing unbreakable range of denim from Saint CC, some of the most interesting creations currently coming out of the MotoRetro workshops and tyres from Metzler Moto.  See all photos here.

Milan

THE PORTAL OF POSSIBILITIES

Dopo un anno d’attesa, il grande giorno è arrivato ed il Bike Build Off 2016 ha tinto di rosso via Thaon Di Revel.
Un magnifico red carpet lungo centinaia di metri ha accolto una sessantina di splendide moto “fatte in casa” ed il Tempio dell’Entusiasmo di Milano ha aperto le sue porte a centinaia di costruttori, appassionati, curiosi.

Un evento che è riuscito a sbaragliare l’autunno con aria di primavera, con un sole altrettanto sorpreso di quello che stava accadendo “li sotto”.

EVENT INFORMATION

“Poca spesa tanta resa” questo era il concetto che questo Bike Build Off voleva vedere realizzato nelle moto della competizione: così tanti gioielli schierati l’uno dopo l’altro si sono fatti ammirare e giudicare da un gruppo di giudici scelti, capitanati da Roberto Ungaro, uno di famiglia che non ha bisogno di presentazioni. Vedi tutte le foto qui.

Venice

THE EMPORIUM OF POSTMODERN ACTIVITIES

It’s no secret that the enthusiasm of the Deus community is the lifeblood of The Emporium of Postmodern Activities and when the community gets together and does its thing is when Deus feels most like Deus. With this in mind, The 2016 Bike Build Off in Venice California was a showcase of the Deus spirit at its finest – reminding us once again that it’s about having a bit of fun and that what we ride doesn’t have to fit into a cookie cutter.

EVENT INFORMATION

Bearing witness to the creativity and ingenuity behind each build as it was wheeled into the lot was an inspiration. Talking to the proud builders about their work and hearing their stories was an education and a testament to the limitlessness of enthusiasm that can be applied to the building of motorcycles. See all the photos here.

Tokyo

DEUS EX MACHINA JAPAN

9月24日(土)、Deus Bike Build Off(BBO)東京大会を無事開催することができました。昨年に続き、日本では2回目の開催となったBBOですが、今年は新たなチャレンジが沢山あり、またなにより天気が心配で週間天気予報が出てからは、毎日に微妙に変動する天気に一喜一憂。最後はまさに神頼みで、その甲斐あってか午前中は何とか天気が持ちましたが、午後からは本格的な雨になってしまいました。

EVENT INFORMATION

そんななか、エントリー総数107台(キャンセルがありこの数から少し減っちゃいましたが…)。バックヤードビルダーが集まった“オープンクラス”は66台、プロフェッショナルが集まった“プロクラス”は36台のカスタムバイクが会場に並びました。また雨の中、会場に足を運んで頂いた来場者は約1500人。土砂降りのなか、15時の結果発表まで、多くの皆さんが会場に残っていくれました。BBOに参加&来場頂いた皆さん、ありがとうございました!

Bali

THE TEMPLE OF ENTHUSIASM

After days of rain leading up to the event, we woke up wondering if we were going to get wet when it came to ‘go time’ for the Deus Bike Build Off, but as dawn broke it was apparent that the clouds had parted and we were in for a day of sunshine and blue skies. Throughout the morning the Temple’s back yard slowly but surely filled with customs of all shapes, sizes, colours and cc’s. From turbo charged drag strip killers to humble Honda Cubs, the gambit was full and the whole day was spent ogling over every angle of the bespoke machines.

EVENT INFORMATION

Royal Enfield came out to support us in the event, bringing down a whole fleet of brand new bikes for the crowd to lay their peepers on or throw a leg over and test ride around the block and back. This may have lead to some testing of the tires via burnouts…it was all for research purposes we assure you. See all the photos here

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September 28, 2016/by Eric Holm

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