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Now look what’s happened…

A few small voices singing as one, becomes a mighty choir that echoes to the corners of the earth. Or put less philosophically, the ingenuity and exhibitionism of the motorcycle parking zone outside Deus’ Camperdown Temple of Enthusiasm has gone global.

It’s no small matter of pride that, on Saturday, the 26th October in the year of 2013, the Deus Boundless Enthusiasm Bike Build Off brought together four great nations in a simultaneous celebration of the spanner, a border-less brotherhood of bloodied knuckles.

The Deus Boundless Enthusiasm Bike Build Off encourages riders to marshal their energy and skills and “create the most with the least.”

It’s guys and gals building bikes, from individual ideas and old parts. It’s not a custom motorcycle show. It’s not a competition, because the “best” might just be the crappiest and there’s even an award for Best Sense of Humour. It’s just messin’ with motorcycles, is what it is.

The Deus belief is that if more people re-imagine and re-use what’s already good, we’re wheeling our way to a pretty cool and creative future. In the six years we’ve been making our motorcycles, we’ve found people in surfing, cycling, skateboarding, whatever, that feel the same way.

The 2013 D-BEBBO started with – no, it didn’t start with the inaugural D-BEBBO that happened three years ago. (It’s taken us this long to make it annual. From now on. Promise).

It started well before that, with the motorcycle parking zone in Barr Street, Camperdown providing the soil and sunshine for something that just grew of itself.

Most weekends (and too many weekdays), that parking zone hosts an impromptu expo of ingenuity and individuality. It was soon obvious that it wasn’t ego and one-upmanship taking root there, but the exchange of ideas and expertise. We just hung onto the handlebars while this monster steered itself into the inaugural Deus Boundless Enthusiasm Bike Build Off, gathered in our Camperdown car park in November 2010.

There was one, over-arching rule: Create the most with the least.

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That was probably the only common thing among the motor-mad Doctor Moreau experiments that turned up. Donor bikes had been busted out of garages, dumpsters, swamps. Inspiration seemed to have sprung no less richly or readily from a BMW R-series, a Deckson Minibike, a Honda CT110 or a Harley.

Some required dental records for identification. Which was exactly what the Build Off is about: busting out a bike, beers, buddies and brain cells, to create something unique and re-defining.

Melbourne’s Nick Eterovic took a 1979 Honda CB 250, rotated the frame, raked out the forks and rode to 2010 glory on Much Much Go. Eterovic, a designer at Ford Australia, is rich only in talent, imagination, enthusiasm and resourcefulness. Those are the riches we recognise.

Dump the clutch to October, 2013. The second great Deus Boundless Enthusiasm Bike Build Off has taken place on four continents. (Or two continents, one island and one island-continent, for the geographers).

On that Saturday in October, the four Deus stores in Sydney, Los Angeles, Bali and Milan were each overrun by 40 to 50 enterprising souls and their home-assembled machines.

It was categorically the most diverse, scrappy, ingenious, lazy, spontaneous, desperate and brilliant collection of motorcycles ever not actually assembled in not the one place.

Create the most with the least. It’s the Deus way, that an owner’s imagination plus a kitchen colander might just equal more fun and pride of ownership than some brand-new, big-ticket bike. Doing it yourself was the way motorcycling was in the beginning, and it’s the way we like it.

Which brings us to rules two and three: these are bikes, not art installations. Entries must run (and stop) under their own power. Rules four and five are about originality in design, and ingenuity in re-interpreting design and function.

Rule six is: if a thing needs more than five rules, it’s too far up itself. There is no rule six.

All of which produced about 200 suitably unruly outcomes, and proved that creativity is a culture beyond national boundaries.

A found Honda Z50 minibike frame and scavenged scooter motor morphed into an unholy, mini motocross sidecar. It looked like Ren and Stimpy’s getaway ride. Meanwhile, down the Bloc, a Jawa 350 oozing 1970s Czech-tech was stripped beautifully to the bone. It was named Bone.

Trail bikes mutated into ’20s board-racers in Los Angeles, kitchen mixing bowls were remixed into aero add-ons in Australia. A Honda CT step-through was the inspiration for a 1950 BMW-styled bobber in Bali. Blink twice at its fellow Balinese entry that had three Honda single-cylinder engines spliced together to create a radial triple.

Each bike is a feat of engineering and imagination that isn’t quite like anything before. Bastards born of backyard skills and junkyard bits, they have no right to look this … right.

The soon-to-be-annual event drew some impressively heavy-hitting judges at each of its four points on the globe. It was their job to weed down the entrants to five national finalists.

In Los Angeles, the five-person panel included custom bike legends Yoshi Kosaka, supremo of Garage Company, and Shinya Kimura. In Milan, no less than BMW Motorrad chief designer Ola Stenegard and Yamaha Europe product guru, Shun Miyazawa.

To the judging list of anyone-who’s-anyone, we added … everyone. The 20 overall finalists were put before the world on this very page to find the Global People’s Choice Grand Champion. The taker of that lofty title claims the hand-crafted and highly coveted Boundless Enthusiasm Trophy – The Spanner of Perpetual Ingenuity.

1ST

Semanagat Son Motor

Honda GL 100

Bali/Indonesia

Motor Home builders workshop “Semanagat Son Motor” leads by Adib M.Yusuf, starts their custom with a Honda GL 100 engine for their concept of Café Racer. We used the 3-cylinder engine from a Yamaha Mio head engine, completed with 3 carburetors to finally reach a 600Cc power engine. Using the front shock from CBR1000, the front hub is a combination of a custom hand made Yamaha Mio and a Honda Supra. As for the rear hub we combined a Binter Mercy and a Honda Supra. The swing arm is from a Triumph Bonneville that has been hand made polish same as the exhaust. The tank made of galvanized metal sheet and the seat made of fiberglass have been inspired from a Café Racer. The paint job (red and white) are original Javanese motif.

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2ND

FILIPPO BASOLO

Honda Nx 650 Dominator

Milan/Italy

The motorbike was an Honda Nx 650 Dominator, our first target was to make rear part with height adjustable to obtain a smoother line, so I even decided to make the tank in composite by zero, for the same homogeneity concept. A touch of aggressiveness comes from the front fork, taken from a 1995 KTM LC4, treated in anodic coating.

I made the sub frame for the front beam, to keep in as close as possibile to the fork. I made the side panels, the rear fender is normally a front cross fender. I decided to paint everything in black shiny and embossed to have semplicity, the colour of the tank results from a mix of advanced colours, with base metal green and kandy orange, obtaining something like a brown kandy very strange!

Last touch, the seat made by me, and completed in KTM material, and the exhaust system, made by Fresco Exhaust.

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3RD

TIMBOEL GARAGE

Honda Astrea 800

Bali/Indonesia

The inspiration came from the Honda Astrea 800 and a concept of boardtracker collaborated with custom machine. A plunger suspense innovation started with cutting the rear fender area and the seat was installed with frames that function as rigid curved tail frame with the addition of a pipe sleeve is used to swing the swing arm gripping with his original Yamaha Alfa rear shock as intermediary, make it a little bit like motor BMW R25. Girder fork front view selected to command the front with 4 plate clutches, and adopted the classic Harley Davidson seat that accompanied by drag style made the driver’s stoop. By using 325-18 size of wheel with Champ 250-18 Rim, a handmade aluminium spokes with custom front hub and Kawasaki Ninja Disc brake all is covered by a beautiful Traditional Balinese Floral carving and support a concept of Old School Bobber.

The standard engine as well as supporting Carburetor Honda tiger, as a supporter of bolt and nut contrived lathe custom made from brass and custom exhaust hand made as a supporting appearance. Use Darim leather upholstery. This is the “Jabrix” modifier works by Timboel garage with his painting and took Engrave Bagoes Customized by Glorious metal work

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ALL FINALISTS

NAME

NOTO LA DIEGA DANIEL

BIKE

11TH: Moto Guzzi sp 1000

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milan

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Jamie Robinson

BIKE

15th: CBR600RR

LOCATION

venice

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NAME

SHANNON SNOW

BIKE

8th: 82 Yamaha xt200

LOCATION

venice

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NAME

FILIPPO BASOLO

BIKE

2nd: Honda Nx 650 Dominator

LOCATION

milan

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NAME

Curtis Adams

BIKE

16th: Honda XR650L

LOCATION

venice

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NAME

Adib M.Yusuf

BIKE

1st: Honda GL 100

LOCATION

bali

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NAME

Darren Millichamp

BIKE

18th: Yamaha SRX250 1985

LOCATION

sydney

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NAME

Mark Hawwa

BIKE

7th: CB250

LOCATION

sydney

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NAME

Fabio Filippi

BIKE

20th: Jawa 350

LOCATION

milan

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NAME

Craig Dempster

BIKE

12th: Yamaha XV 1000cc

LOCATION

milan

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NAME

TIMBOEL GARAGE

BIKE

3rd: Honda Astrea 800

LOCATION

bali

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NAME

Eric Christie

BIKE

14th: 1972 Yamaha rd200

LOCATION

venice

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NAME

BIXBY MOTO

BIKE

10th: 1978 Honda Z50

LOCATION

venice

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NAME

Davide Grisotto

BIKE

17th: BMW R100 1983

LOCATION

milan

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NAME

LOWO ABANG ART CYCLE

BIKE

4th: JAP LONDON 350Cc

LOCATION

bali

CATEGORY

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NAME

Entrant #419

BIKE

6th: Suzuki Thunder 250

LOCATION

bali

CATEGORY

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NAME

Ryan Mischyulnig

BIKE

9th: Yamaha XT250

LOCATION

sydney

CATEGORY

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NAME

Paul Vermeesch

BIKE

13th: Honda CL175

LOCATION

sydney

CATEGORY

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NAME

LINCOLN BLACK

BIKE

19th: GS125

LOCATION

sydney

CATEGORY

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NAME

Backyard Custom MC

BIKE

5th: Honda GL Pro Neotech 1997/160cc

LOCATION

bali

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EVENT LOCATIONS

SYDNEY

DEUS CAMPERDOWN CARPARK, NSW, AUSTRALIA

On October 26th 2013 the Deus Camperdown Carpark played host to the Boundless Enthusiasm Bike Build Off

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A global competition where backyard builders make the most with the least.

See photos here

BALI

DEUS TEMPLE OF ENTHUSIASM, CANGGU, BALI

The bikes will be paraded and judged over the same weekend in Camperdown Sydney, Venice Beach California, Milan Italy and of course our very own Deus Temple of Enthusiasm in Canggu Bali Indonesia. Which kick starts  8:30am on Sunday the 27th of October.

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In Indonesia we’ve invited builders and their bikes, many of whom have travelled far to be with us; From Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta and of course here in Bali, and they will be scrutineered to see if they meet our five simple rules, photographed and then a little later, gone over with a fine tooth comb by an esteemed group of local judges.

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VENICE

THE EMPORIUM OF POSTMODERN ACTIVITIES, VENICE YARD

When the community gets together and does its thing is when Deus feels most like Deus. With this in mind, it’s no stretch of the imagination to say The Boundless Enthusiasm Bike Build Off was Deus at its finest.

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It was a great day to be a motorcyclist, an even greater day to be a member of the Deus community, and one of the greatest days at The Emporium of Postmodern Activities ever.

See photos from the Venice Yard here

MILAN

THE PORTAL OF POSSIBILITIES

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