How about a small introduction of yourself to the readers of Supermoto Central?
Hi guys! My name is Emanuele Vicinanza and I’m working for the Deus Ex Machina Italy crew, a brand that was born in 2006 mixing style and clothing, with a lot of passion: bikes, surf, bicycle, sports…
The Italy Department was born in 2012, with the fourth Deus Temple of Enthusiasm in the world: after the Sydney Temple (the first), Deus arrived in Bali, then in Venice Beach LA, and last here in Milan.
We love every kind of bikes and we are customizer from the first day!
How did you get into supermoto and what do you find so great about it?
Supermoto is a great world! And was something that we were looking for a long time. Personally I ride my first Supermoto in 2000, and after this I never stop: I use Vor, Honda 2T and 4T, Yamaha, Husqvarna… and the idea of a Deus Supermoto with a unique style was just like a natural step for our customize line up.
The Supermoto are exciting bikes, they are lightweight, funny…hot! And the Husqvarna 510 is a perfect basis for a Supermoto road use with a Deus Style: is powerful, like a really racing bike, but with a very good engine that can be use also on public road with a good usability, that don’t need frequently rebuild.
When and how did the idea for this project originated? What was your inspiration?
We were looking for a more “European style” Deus… because normally italian rider are always looking for powerful and funny bike, and we receive two sign: our colleague in Bali made a very nice Husqvarna 250 off-road bike, and in the meantime we found a Husky 510 bike in very good condition: the direction was immediately clear! And we decide to do a Supermoto bike with a lot of vintage recall and smoothness style.
What’s was the base for your project?
We use a 2007 Husky SM 510R: we want this Model Year, because this version is still with carburetor and no injection system, something that we prefer very much!
Can you tell us in short how the build went? Did you have any big problems or did it all went smooth?
We made two Deusky at the moment, different in style but with a very close inspiration. The first bike was our open project, we need to find all the solution to have the stele that we were looking for, and in the meantime to optimize all the things that we need to modify fort it. Was a great job, today we can say was acceptable smooth, but was hard! We change all the bodywork, and to do it we need also to change a lot of thing under the bike: Radiator, electric system, rear parts of the frame are all new, hand-made by us, like the bodywork of course! The second one, the bike of these picture, was a little more smooth, but we do a lot of changing, so was another one a great thing to do!
What do you use your bike for? Do you ride it on the street or just take it to the track once in a while?
I ride Supermoto on the track for a long time, and i think is the best place for them! But the Deusky is a bike made first for the streets: is the perfect street bike! You can use it every day to go work, and you can use it in the weekend to have a lot of fun! We sold them to a customer living in Milan that is using the bike every day, exactly what we were looking for!
Is this your first supermoto project or did you also build other supermoto bikes?
Yes, the Deusky was our first supermoto project, but - we are sure - that will be not the last!
Do you have any plans for another supermoto project in the future?
Oh yes! We are looking for a KTM, another perfect basis, and we got some other idea… but we cannot tell you everything now! ;)
Do you have any tips or advice for people that want to start a project like this?
Be patience, and remember that you will need good mechanics skill to do a good bike: if you see picture of the bike, could be easy to think that is not a big job to do it, but we can assure you that it is!
Especially for all the parts that are under the bodywork. So if you have time and skill, take some months of your time and try to do it! Otherwise, we will be happy to help you! ;)