A bunch of Sydney local moto-scene-stas were invited to an intimate gathering to reveal the launch of an exciting collaboration between BMW Motorrad Australia and Deus Ex Machina as the custom motorcycle house revealed their take on the German engineered R nineT.

Image of stock version of the R nineT:  bmw motorrad  

Image of stock version of the R nineT: bmw motorrad 

There were burns outs, revving, a great video by My Media in a crowded workshop surrounded by heaps of enthusiasm. Workshop manager and builder Jeremy Tagand was proud as punch having worked on the custom with BMW Motorrad Australia and Motorretro to reveal a beautiful machine.

The bike, dubbed The HEINRICH MANEUVER maintains the original integrity of the neo-classic R nineT and nods to the history of BMW in a way that is both consistent with the Deus way (referencing 70's style sports bikes) and a departure. The bespoke custom alloy and kangaroo suede seat the most striking new features to the build. Bike Exif have a full feature on the build worth reading.

There were plenty of shenanigans although a pretty low-key event. We did get to see a Suzuki hard tail with a rotary engine get fired up, something none of us may ever see or hear again... but I didn't get any photos of that because may hands were occupied with warm beer and sloppy sliders ;)

Heleana is a force of nature. The founder of In Venus Veritas and The Petrolette, and a co-founder of Rising Sun Workshop. Heleana shares her love of vintage cars, riding motorcycles, and (not-so-secretly) dreams of flying planes and piloting a riva aquariva (a la Sophia Loren) very fast through the canals of Venice. Supportive and connected, community is her lifeblood, and she is as real as they come.