Bulgarian firm Vilner Studio is best known for creating one-of-a-kind designs for car interiors but the tuner has also dabbled in motorcycle design. In its latest two-wheeled project, Vilner gives the 2010 Aprilia Tuono 1000 a makeover, producing what it calls the Aprilia Stingray. The Tuono has always had a slightly insect-like quality to its […]
The TT800 From Deus Ex Machina
Deus Ex Machina, the surf/moto shop known for creating throwback, one-of-a-kind motorcycles, has released its latest work of art, the TT800. Paying tribute to the highly successful Triumph factory TT machines from the mid-1960s, Deus’ expert builder, Michael Woolaway, created the TT800 for a customer requesting a new, old Triumph.
It sources a Kawasaki W650 bored out to 800cc with CR carbs, a custom TT inspired exhaust, custom chromoly racing frame, re-valved Öhlins forks, and a custom gusseted swing arm for more stability.
A Beringer six-piston caliper front brake provides stopping power. Built for a rider of larger stature, the bike is designed for subtle, beautiful, old school comfort with classic desert-sled proportions. A big surfboard-like seat with Kushitani waterproof leather offers business class level seating comfort.
The bike is going to coastal France and will be used to go to and from the beach. The color inspiration is top secret but appears olive green in the hard sun and nearly black in the shade.
As is the case with all builds, Woolie’s Workshop strives to use as many American made parts as possible. TT800 proudly features components from several US-based fabricators and manufacturers.
Check out the photo gallery below to see more of the TT800. And for more information on Deus Ex Machina, visit www.deuscustoms.com.