This stripped back, super clean bobber build by Deus Motorcycles in Australia is about as simple as a bike gets. Its bare-metal looks are beautiful. Jeremy Tagand, Deus Motorcycle Design Director, fills us in on the build.
“Years ago, a basket case TR6 rolled into the Camperdown workshop with the hope of a new lease on life in the not-so-distant future. And, as faith would have it, this bike would collect a lot of dust before it collected new miles. When it finally came time to breath new life into this old project, long-time Deus friend Warren Dawson and myself transformed this passion project into a hardtail that honours the bobber name and heritage, with back-bending power for days.
“Fitted with a plethora of hand-formed bodywork, including the guards, Fork shrouds, fuel tank, oil tank and of course the all-important rigid frame, the time invested in this ambitious build is clear. Norm from Sovereign Classic Motorcycles lent a hand with the engine rebuild and tuned her to perfection with the help of his 35+ years working and restoring British motorcycles.
“This means the engine isn’t out to break your leg while kicking her over. A Hunt magneto was fitted to create a more reliable and stronger spark and K&N Filter from Carlisle to help her breathe. Inside the Firestone rubber from Antique Tyres, rolls two wheels that have been stripped, blasted, painted and polished by the wheels specialists at Ash’s Spoked Wheelz.
“The special thing about this Trumpy is that it has not found a home as of yet. So get over to our Sydney store to lay your eyes on this beauty!”
The C-7 captures the essence of traditional bobbers and this is one of the coolest examples of the style. Deus Customs has developed a reputation for creating some of the best builds in the business.