April 03 2020 Friday at 05:30 PM

The Deus Boundless Enthusiasm Bike Build Off 2013 - Indonesia

Dust off your Whitworths and recalibrate the torque wrench in readiness. The Deus Boundless Enthusiasm Bike Build Off has returned, and this time it's global. Close your eyes and imagine a happy place, a place where vintage American pushrods can live happily in the embrace of a Japanese inline four frame and the notion of a rigid rear CB100 is perfectly acceptable (we really can't figure why Honda didn't make one like it in the first place). This is a contest of creativity and resourcefulness: the victor will have spent the least and created the most original bike, from ingots of pure, 18-carat enthusiasm. The bikes will be paraded and judged over the same weekend in Camperdown Sydney, Venice Beach California, Milan Italy and of course our very own Deus Temple of Enthusiasm in Canggu Bali Indonesia. Which kick starts around 8:30am on Sunday the 27th of October. In Indonesia we’ve invited builders and their bikes, many of whom have travelled far to be with us; From Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta and of course here in Bali, and they will be scrutineered to see if they meet our five simple rules, photographed and then a little later, gone over with a fine tooth comb by an esteemed group of local judges. Those judges are going to select Five winners from each country who will then be posted to our online showroom to be judged by you, every one tethered to the interweb, for the People's Choice award and the subsequent announcement of the Deus Bike Build Off Global Winner. The judges will also award the first, second and third place Indonesian regional winners on the day. While we’ve got our simple rules to guide us, listed below, the most important thing to remember is that no points will be awarded for excessive expense and this is a challenge to create the most with the least. So if you’ve got a penchant for the wide and wonderful, added to the new and unusual and all done on a budget we have the perfect Sunday outing for you. The restaurants and bars are all open for business. The back yard bar-b-que will be popping out fav fare and the rest of us will all be there. Modified bikes will get special parking out front. If you got one at home then polish it up and bring it along. It’s gonna be a hoot! The 5 Simple Judging Criteria 1. Making the most with the least 2. The entry must run (i.e. kick over and idle) 3. Must be rideable (i.e. roll under own power) 4. Display creativity in design or construction 5. Display ingenuity in design or function