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The Heinrich Maneuver is Deus Ex Machina celebrating BMW motorcycle history and innovation by combining both form and function

The Heinrich Maneuver is Deus Ex Machina celebrating BMW motorcycle history and innovation by combining both form and function together into a stunning example of moving art

The Heinrich Maneuver BMW R nineT received a custom sub frame blending square and round section tubing

The Heinrich Maneuver BMW R nineT received a custom sub frame blending square and round section tubing which supports a hand crafted alloy and suede cafe racer inspired seat

Deus ex machina is a phrase borrowed from Greek meaning "god from the machine”. In popular culture Deus Ex Machina is also the name of a company that embodies the spirit of the counter cultures born from both Surfing, and custom motorcycle lifestyles. Deus Ex Machina’s style and influence transcends borders and the company maintains showrooms in Australia, Bali, Los Angeles, California and Milan, Italy. While Deus Ex Machina sells its own line of lifestyle oriented apparel and motorcycle parts, the retail side of their business is just a means to an end. The Deus Ex Machina crew lives the part surfer, part biker lifestyle and remains focused on the aesthetic beauty to a point which borders on worshiping a diety of machines.

The folks at Deus Ex Machina recently wrapped up a custom K&N motorcycle air filters equipped BMW R nineT motorcycle build. Jeremy Tagand of Deus Ex Machina describes the BMW R nine T project as “a coming together of like minds, shared visions, a visceral desire to evoke the spectacular.” This project, nicknamed the Heinrich Maneuver, received a fuel tank and bodywork based on drawings from working sessions at The House of Simple Pleasures.

The Heinrich Maneuver BMW R nineT custom fuel tank is a work of art in itself

The Heinrich Maneuver BMW R nineT custom fuel tank is a work of art in itself and atop the tank a suede trimmed lidded recess houses the fuel filler and ignition switch

The fuel tank is a work of art in itself and atop the tank a suede trimmed lidded recess houses the fuel filler and ignition switch. Color was critical for the tank. This level of expert craftsmanship deserved to be showcased, and the gloss white paint does the job while just enough exposed alloy highlights the hand built design. Further attention to detail can be found in the BMW tank and alternator cover badges. Alloy components, discarded while stripping down the stock BMW R nineT, were melted down onsite and sand casted into the new BMW badging found on the Heinrich Maneuver.

Body positioning is crucial to perfecting the look of a custom motorcycle so Deus Ex Machina repositioned the foot pegs slightly more rearward

Body positioning is crucial to perfecting the look of a custom motorcycle so Deus Ex Machina repositioned the foot pegs slightly more rearward than found on a stock BMW R nineT

The BMW R nine T’s custom sub frame is a blend of square and round section tubing supporting a hand crafted alloy and suede cafe racer inspired seat. The minimalist nature of the Heinrich Maneuver project meant the BMW’s stock air filter box needed to be eliminated and replaced by dual K&N air filters, number SN-2510, and a K&N breather filter 62-1360 for superior airflow & superior performance. The Heinrich Maneuver sports a custom exhaust system based on the stock headers, but reworked into a 2 into 1 into 2 exhaust system fabricated in-house.

Because body positioning is so crucial to perfecting the look of a custom motorcycle the foot pegs were repositioned slightly more rearward than what is found on a stock BMW R nineT. A Motogadget dash, offering all the benefits of the standard unit in a smaller package, was added in favor of its more compact and visually pleasing appearance. The Heinrich Maneuver is Deus Ex Machina’s way of celebrating BMW’s history and innovation. It combines both form and function together into a stunning example of how modern technology can be incorporated into classic style.

To create such a beautiful ride, Deus Ex Machina offers thanks to the following companies:

Motoretro
RB Racing – (Harley and Geoff)
Carlisle Tyres & Accessories (An authorized K&N dealer in Australia)
Rizoma
Michelin Tyre
GOODRIDGE from JOHN STAMNAS PTY LTD
Mick home motorcycle
Cone exhaust USA
Earl’s
Lite motorcycle
Motogadget
Serco
Chrome glow
Grippy rubber
Dutchy’s Motorcycle Paint

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