Deus ex Machina started out as a customized motorcycle shop in Australia but has grown to embrace surfing, modding, and overall living with mostly masculine enthusiasm. These days there are shops in the States and also in Indonesia, where the Deus boys came across this frankenscooter, a Honda C70 that has been given new and very stylish lease on life as a surf rig.
It’s an ol’ 76 Honda C70 on the outside. The seats have been remodeled & made with a tan leather and ample padding for even the most discerning bum. That rawhide look is already starting to age beautifully. It’s got highly polished BSA handle bars and 18″³ rims front and back. Custom made rear fender and what would have to be the wildest mod we’ve seen in a long time…a suicide gear shifter fitted to the left side and coming up between the front and rear seats.
Tang and the Bengkel boys provided that change by sourcing a ’95 Honda C100 power plant. Not only was it nearly two decades newer it brought another 30 cc to the party. This new beut motor heralds from a bike that is ubiquitous to Indonesia. That just means everywhere. The semi automatic scooter, known locally as the Honda Grand is renown for being a strong workhorse able to carry many times its own weight.
Sadly, you can’t get your hands on this machine, but it’s fresh and it’s good and so it’s here. See it in the wild in the video below.