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On Saturday I popped over to Deus for a coffee. As I arrived, I caught a glimpse of a Triumph Bonneville being wheeled out of the workshop and into the afternoon sunlight; I only saw it for a second, but it was long enough to make an impression. Deus have now released images of their latest custom, and yes, it’s one of their best yet. A lot of work has gone into ‘Dave’s Bonny’—for starters, it’s been lowered a full two inches from stock. You’ll find the complete build sheet below, but the highlights include a heavily modified Kawasaki W650 tank with the fuel injection unit tucked inside, and 41mm clip-ons from Australian specialist Tingate matched to handbar controls from a Triumph Trophy 955. The fiberglass seat unit is a Deus original, along with the headlight brackets, and the swingarm has been lengthened by 2.5 inches. (The rear frame section was modified to accept the seat and shortened four inches in the process.) The engine covers have been powdercoated black, and the fuel injection bodies are coated in 2-pack gloss black. A complete re-wire—with much of that wiring hidden—completes the look. I don’t know who Dave is, but he’s one helluva lucky guy.

Build Sheet

  • 7-inch side mount headlight
  • Deus headlight brackets in alloy
  • Integrated indicator lights in top of headlight
  • Smooth top tree
  • Deus speedo bracket
  • 41mm Tingate clip on bars. Handlebars converted from 1? to 7/8?
  • Triumph trophy 955 handle bar controls w/ custom cables
  • Clip-on mirror
  • Relocated ignition switch, British ribbed-style grips
  • Front suspension lowered 2 inches
  • Ikon tri-rate dampers—lowered 2 inches
  • Alloy “H” pattern rims: 18” rear, 19” front, with stainless spokes
  • Firestone tires, 4.00×19 front and 4.50×18 rear
  • Black braided brake lines
    W650 gas tank: shaved, smoothed, knee dents added, fuel injection unit inside tank, Monza race cap.
  • Deus fiberglass seat unit modified to suit frame
  • Custom seat upholstery
  • Round stainless stop light on custom brackets
  • Rear frame section modified to accept seat and shortened 4 inches
  • Alloy turn signals
  • Hidden horn and rectifier/regulator
  • Hidden wiring throughout and re-wiring of half the bike
  • Swingarm stretched 2.5 inches
  • Alloy sprocket
  • HPC coating on standard header pipes. Maddass mufflers also in HPC with polished tips
  • Fuel injection bodies 2pack gloss black
  • All engine covers in powder coat black
  • Custom engine sprocket cover
  • Norman Hyde rear set pegs
  • Full custom paint job by Dutchy