Deus Ex Machina Motorcycles Makes the Sidecar Sexy
In the world of motorcycles, there is a constant struggle in the realm of bringing someone along for the ride. Every rider from time to time wants to share his or her journey with someone else, but not everyone knows how to ride. And given that fact, someone that doesn’t knows the fundamentals of riding, i.e. leaning in through a turn, it can sometimes be a bit dangerous to put them on the back of the bike. That’s where sidecars come into play. But for the past few decades, sidecars have become kind of a joke, looking tackier with each new iteration. And in the motorcycle world, you tend to want to look like a badass rather than some dentist on a Sunday cruise. Am I right? To navigate the waters of not looking like a tool, the motorcycle maniacs at Deus Ex Machina built the answer to the question, the XV950 D-Side. RELATED: You Won't Believe How This Moto3 Racer Finished the Race
The guys over at Deus Ex Machina start off with a stock Yamaha XV950 as most project builds do. The shop then modifies the bike to their own style and perfection. Things like the fenders get changed, the seat height is raised, and the bike gets a new exhaust and new 6-piston brakes for extra safety. Essentially, Deus Ex builds a café/bobber style bike as the base.
Then, they use the styling they’ve just imbued onto the custom bike to build a one-off sidecar to go with it. According to the builders, the sidecar is a watercraft-inspired design, and was built to be aerodynamically stable and provide a smooth ride for both the rider and the passenger. Those along for ride are also treated to the same styling, paint scheme, and a wonderful leather padded seat to make sure they travel in complete comfort.
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While you won’t be able to just go down to a local shop and pick one up, Deus Ex will build you a custom rig as a special order. And seeing as the weather just keeps getting better and better throughout the world as summer begins, it’s definitely becoming a more interesting prospect.
So what will it be? Go alone, or bring a friend? You should check out the video below that goes through all the little details that Deus Ex Machina put into the bike and sidecar.
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