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Deus SX225 Street Tracker


Posted on April 13th, by Scott in Scrambler. 27 comments


As winter approaches here in Australia, the thought of migrating to a tropical climate is very appealing. A place like Bali would be the perfect location; not only is it balmy for most of the year but thanks in part to Deus they have a very sweet bike and surf culture. And with beautiful bikes like this Deus SX225 Street Tracker that keep rolling out of their Bengkel workshop, one could only assume that things are going to stay pretty warm over there for a while yet. Here’s how Deus Bali describe the build, “this Yamaha SX225 Street Tracker has literally been rebuilt from the ground up. The frame to the engine, and everything in-between has been modified, rebuilt or replaced to fulfill the specs laid out by our customer and friend Alex. What he wanted, he got. Including the short wheel base – seems he has a liking towards the wheelie.”

This SX225 has the front end from a CB400, a CBR600 Master cylinder, brake and clutch levers along with a custom made tank and seat. Deus removed the stock mono suspension and converted it to a dual set-up of Daytona 36cm rear shocks. The skid plates were hand fabricated and a Aprilia 4 piston front brake caliper. This little tracker is never going to rip your arms off, but it does looks like the perfect bike to hit the Canggu dirt roads in search of those balmy secret surf spots. Holiday anyone?

The Deus SX225 Street Tracker spec list:

  • Small chrome headlight
  • Ventura scrambler bars
  • CBR600 clutch and break levers
  • Daytona speedo
  • CB400 front shocks
  • Black Bullet blinkers
  • Custom made tank
  • Bridgestone front tire – TW/2003 130x80x18″ – (Rim – 250)
  • Pirelli rear tire – Scorpion A/T 140x80x18″ –  (Rim – 350)
  • Custom hand made seat
  • LED tail light
  • Aprilia 4 piston front caliper
  • K&N racing air filter
  • 34cm Daytona rear shocks
  • Brass Deus tank badges

If you want to see what else Deus Bali have been up to, check out this superb drag race vid.





  • User One

    Parts of it work in isolation, but as a whole? Sorry, swing and a miss.

  • bodhi

    I think it's another great bike from Deus. I'd ride her.

    b-

  • dannyb278

    I really dig dues bikes, but their lack of really properlly fitting the gas tank to frame to seat always bugs me.

  • Jurp

    Agree with dannyb278, the tank and seat need to be rethought. I also would have kept the mono shock, but that's my two cents. All and all, cool bike.

  • http://REDMAXSPEEDSHOP.COM OUTTACONTROLLA

    That's the worst fitting tank i've seen on a bike for years !
    What were they thinking ?

  • http://bubblevisor.blogspot.com lenny bubble visor

    anita meyer said it before
    "Why, tell me why?"
    why did they make a floating take.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTBUGSQg08A

  • Rex Havoc

    In between the pictures, there is a story about the bike. If you read it, you'd see that it says "The frame to the engine, and everything in-between has been modified, rebuilt or replaced to fulfill the specs laid out by our customer and friend Alex. What he wanted, he got"

    You read that part right?

  • hangaround

    Not my taste. i miss something about it and yeah the tank o.O

  • jack

    deus=style over substance.

    in the general public eye im sure their bikes are somewhat appealing, and i understand that this bike was ordered by somebody, so the creativity is largely based on his decisions, but seriously deus puts out so many horrible machines and flogs them off for about 3 or 4 grand more than they should be. this is just another of their monstrosities.

    the guys that run the place are multi millionares, i have heard a few stories about them from guys in the know down here in melbourne, and let me tell you these guys are not to be respected in any way shape or form.

    they are just another group of greedy business men who latch on to a sub-culture and exploit it, just like they did with mambo. now look at where surfing culture is becuase of guys like them, its totally taken the heart and soul out of it a been replaced by an uber-consumer culture, that is what deus serves to do and i for one will not support that sort of shit.

  • Twostoked

    @ Jack – Unfortunately companies will always exploit sub cultures but I still think Deus has created something special here in sydney. Sure, some of their bikes may be "style over substance", but they have built some crackers over the years.

  • jack

    the only bike they have put out that has any go is the xs650, and that isnt even that much of a bike, imho. if they were creating original ideas and making unique bikes then id cut them some slack, but they arent, every one of their bikes is always a by product of their endorsements and the going trend, plus all of them use all the same overall design, its like the pizza hut of motorcycles.

    there are people out there around australia who have been making custom motorcycles like cafe racers for over 25 years, a few of them i know pretty well, and i know that their business is suffering because A) a lot of places like deus have popped up and are stealing away customers, and B) they have to deal with retarded pricks who think deus are the begining and end of motorcycles.

    deus will eventually be a poison to the motorcycle community, JUST like they were with mambo. they got into the surfing scene, fucked in the ass, and helped turn it into the billion dollar industry it is today. imagine if our motorcycle communti became THAT!

    in case you cant tell, im somebody who is STRONGLY against that, deus is a big fat joke. dont support the yuppies, becuase they'll leave us in the dust just like they did in the surf scene.

  • http://www.pipeburn.com Andrew

    While I don't necessarily agree with what Jack is saying, it might be helpful to point out that Dare Jennings (the guy who started Deus) was also the guy who started Mambo, and then sold it to a large textile corporation.

    @Jack We'd be more than happy to feature any custom bike builders here on Pipeburn who have decent bikes. Our coverage of Evolution Motorsports and Raider Motorsports (amongst others) should be evidence enough of that. Please get your mates to get in touch with us via our contact form above left.

  • jakeola

    have you seen what a factory sx looks like before modifications. good engine but ugly sport bike. well done dues bali for making an average bike great.

  • josh

    @ Jack. Could not agree with you more dude. Dues makes a horrible bike. Iv e been into a dues (fail) bike store once and I was completely ignored and then treated like a wasn't good enough because I didn't look to have money, Anyway…I bailed very shortly after entering. I went out and bought an old kawasaki and i am now building it in my garage. I wouldnt be caught on a deus.

  • D.

    "What he wanted, he got"

    And yet it still looks exactly like a Deus bike. Conincidence?

    The bike = bleargh.

  • Rex Havoc

    "What he wanted, he got"

    And yet it still looks exactly like a Deus bike. Conincidence?

    The bike = bleargh.

    I agree, the bike does look "bleargh" but my opinion is irrelevant because the owner/designer got what he wanted. If he is happy, that is all that matters. If I went to Wrenchmonkees and asked them to build me a custom bike, it'd probably be because I'd seen and appreciated their work before going. Even if I made some changes to suit me, it'd still look like a WM bike which is why i went there in the first place. The only people not 100% happy would be WM as they had to compromise on their style. When I look at the above bike, I cannot imagine Deus attempting to sell this off their showroom in Camperdown as it is not their style. Although if you've travelled to Bali, this bike makes sense, it does suit the Deus Bali style.

    @Jack – You are so full of shit.

    "the only bike they have put out that has any go is the xs650"BULLSHIT. You have obviously missed their Triumph customs, their MT-01 and big bore, flat slide W650's.

    "if they were creating original ideas and making unique bikes then id cut them some slack, but they arent, every one of their bikes is always a by product of their endorsements and the going trend" BULLSHIT, seriously WTF, you can't be serious! Tell me who was building grevious angel type SR400's in Australia before Deus? Who was building Sacred Cow and Swing bobber W650's before Deus? Who even conceived of their SR 542 before Deus.

    "plus all of them use all the same overall design, its like the pizza hut of motorcycles."BULLSHIT. They've customised everything from Harleys to scooters. If you are accusing them of having a certain style, um…isn't that what everyone does? Look at Wrenchmonkees, Ritmo Sereno, Carpy's Cb750's, Destino, Heiwa, Bratstyle.

    "there are people out there around australia who have been making custom motorcycles like cafe racers for over 25 years, a few of them i know pretty well, and i know that their business is suffering because A) a lot of places like deus have popped up and are stealing away customers" BULLSHIT- No one steals customers away. Deus provide a well marketed product and if people prefer to pay extra for their product then so be it. I doubt your "friends" charge 18k for a SR400 cafe racer. So if people are still willing to pay "3 or 4 grand more than they should" for a Deus bike what does that tell you?

    "and B) they have to deal with retarded pricks who think deus are the beginning and end of motorcycles." BULLSHIT- If you can't deal with a retarded prick, what does that say about your "friends". Come on mate, how hard is to say "I can build anything that Deus build for 4 grand less than what they charge" Seriously, who is retarded?

    "deus will eventually be a poison to the motorcycle community, JUST like they were with mambo. they got into the surfing scene, fucked in the ass, and helped turn it into the billion dollar industry it is today. imagine if our motorcycle communti became THAT!"
    You mean there will be custom motorcycle shops everywhere and more people riding? Bring it on Jack, bring it on.

  • jack

    well considering that theyre biting the style of brat style, wrench monkess, plus numerous japanese custom shops, ill still stand by my opinion.

    and thats all it is dude, i dont have to "bring it on" becuase im just sharing an educated opinion.

    i think deus are unoriginal, that they arent as creative as people like you make them out to be, and they serve the purpose of making a great custom motorcycle scene into a money making scheme, where they have an overall outline for each and every bike that they produce, not one of thier bikes i can say stands out from the rest, so what the hell is "custom" about that? custom implies originality, deus do not have it, they go by the trend of the moment, usually set by some of the smaller japanese custom shops these days. i mean for god sake every fucking bike has a nitrosheads seat! have you ever sat on one of those? so bloody terrible.

    i have nothing against more bike shops opening up, in fact i endorse it, but deus is not that mate and your blind if you cant see it. i know people who have been building exactly the same bikes, SR cafe racers mainly, for over 20 years, deus guys saw that and completely copied it, got the same contacts through this guy and left him and countless others in the dust, just like in mambo, the guy made his dough and got out of there quick.

    deus are known to double up on costs for everything, they had some aluminium tanks from japan a mate (same fella who will build you a better sr 400/500 than deus for much much less money) wanted from them out of convenience, but they marked them up 2 grand extra! WTF?! so the guy just finds the contact in japan, takes a lovely trip for a week and comes back with the tank spending EXACTLY THE SAME AMOUNT of money, he got the tank, plus extra stuff and a great trip to a wonderful country. pretty good money spent, becuase these fellas in japan, who have been doing what theyre doing for much longer than deus, are not greedy!

    a two thousand dollar mark up on parts that arent even theirs, "custom" bikes with not much added performance that all look the same, and a couple of big fat cat rich dudes sitting at the top of the company luaghing at all the idiots falling into their lap.

    dont tell me about bullshit mate, if i didnt know what i was talking about i wouldnt have written it. its an honest opinion. i dont think people should support such obvious consumerism in a community that needs less and less of it these days, and i know that there are others that will disagree with me, thats the nature of the world, but it doesnt mean that what im saying is bullshit.

  • SR85

    I have never posted on this website before.

    And all i have to say is fuck me dead – Some of the shit written above this post is absolute nonsense.

  • SR85

    ** not specifically above my post i mean the entire section.

  • preunit

    id say calling others bullshit is a new low for this site

  • preunit

    also how long could you 'track the street' with that tiny gas tank? your almost run out of fuel at the end of you street!

    street tracker term is so overused

  • Josh

    Built not bought.

  • Andrew

    Here we go again. It's just a bike, guys! Keep it friendly or we'll close the comments…

  • dodow

    the truth is even the local are startin to hate it.

  • James

    I agree with Andrew, lets keep it cheerful.

  • Glenn

    Hmm, About 10 years back, I worked for one of the owners in a different shop and personally , I thought and still think he is a decent guy. Yes he is very wealthy, but he took the risks and worked for it too. I see nothing wrong with making a profit.

    I dont necessarily like everything they do, nor do I feel compelled to comment either way. Its just a bike shop after all.

  • Gerardo Isler

    is easy to critizice, the guy is rich so what, are you jealous? if you don´t like it you're at your right but show me please your bikes to see if you can do better. What's the meaning of custom, for me is your own and personal interpretation and they follow it in their builts and thats their style. If you're not capable of do it yourself and you someone to do it for you and they do exactly what you want, what's wrong with that?