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Stalemete
10-10-08, 11:40 PM
Hey guys,
Floating around JP ive seen these semi cafe racer style bikes everywhere..

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3093/2617593450_6d6d0876e6.jpg
(Will try to get a proper pic of one tomorrow)


The old man & I are both fans and were wondering if anyone knows
1 are they registerable?
2 can you even get them here anyway?


Cheers
Adam

kev.inc
10-10-08, 11:43 PM
Deus Ex Machina (http://www.deus.com.au/#/bikes/) in Camperdown

Stalemete
10-10-08, 11:49 PM
Deus Ex Machina (http://www.deus.com.au/#/bikes/) in Camperdown

mm, not really the same
I'll see if i can dig up a better pic from somewhere

kula
10-10-08, 11:56 PM
paging garth ivers

Roadster
11-10-08, 11:45 AM
Wow! great timing.... Offer garth a price he can't refuse!

brasher
11-10-08, 12:26 PM
http://photos-f.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v248/132/73/539911262/n539911262_871421_5422.jpg

The amount of Win happening in that photo is off the scale :lol:

Garth Ivers
12-10-08, 02:57 AM
i have one almost exactly like the one you posted (yes that me in the stig helmet brash posted...)
yes they are registrable
deus used to sell them (tw200 is out of aussie producton in 2008 onwards) they may have 1-2 left now, prices for one like you pictured is 14k +ORC
im selling mine soon, 10k ride it away
comes with all the LED and carbon goodies etcetc

nebuchernezzer
13-10-08, 01:13 AM
Lols Deus Ex Machina is such a wank. They are those bikes (there are a few models they use for this style of bike, but the coolest one is the fat back tyre bike, the Yamaha TW200). From what I hear Deus Ex just buy off the shelf parts, bolt them on and sell them for a 300% mark up. Even if they don't do that (which I doubt) the prices are crazy. Sorry if anyone bought something from there but seriously $15k? Get out of here.

I'm planning on building one myself in the future, but since the TW200 is quite a new (and rare in Oz) bike I was thinking of perhaps using a quite old farm style bike (which is all a TW200 is, TW stands for Trail Way) as the basis instead and go from there. Basically the reasoning being that old arse bikes are very cheap, and (if the rules are anything like those with cars) there will be alot more leeway with mods on an old bike than a new bike. Something like an XT250 would be a good basis IMHO.

They also use Honda FTR223s, Suzuki Vanvan 200s and a few other bikes as the basis for these type of bikes too. They are very common here in Japan (mainly the TW200), there are at least two within a block of my house. The extended swingarms, exhausts, seats and so on are all off the shelf parts that are easily available here (although I was planning on scratch building stuff for mine).

Stalemete
13-10-08, 01:43 AM
indeed,
you see em all around Tokyo/Hiroshima/Fukuoka/Kyoto, so there not exactly rare or anything..

Also Garth, when ever you decide to sell her send me a message;
If your not too far i'd love to come take a look

Garth Ivers
13-10-08, 11:38 AM
next march ill be selling.
im in petersham so yeah.

its quite unique compared to the deus stuff, i kinda went for a more motard look rather than the see through thing. so its got all LED lights and carbon front guard, streetfighter mirrors, daytona speedo. all the tricks!

sounds good, easy as hell ride, great learners and city bike.

satanic
13-10-08, 12:02 PM
From my last trip to Japan:

http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/2474/n62039749411266355243yt9.jpg

Garth Ivers
13-10-08, 12:33 PM
lol nice!
standard tw225 with airfilter mod, dunlop tracker tires and a blinker/tl kit

Stalemete
16-10-08, 12:15 AM
bloody typical..
since actually looking for one they've all dissapeared and now im headed home :(
(killing time at airport now - thanks for the epic delay jetstar!!)
((oh thanks also for the whole 1000Y :rolleyes:))

Garth Ivers
16-10-08, 12:32 PM
ah well
come back to aus and buy mine ;)
then you can see one everyday haha

Stalemete
19-10-08, 12:24 PM
aw come on you know you want to sell it now though..

Garth Ivers
19-10-08, 02:12 PM
bring me $10,000 in cash and persuade me

or better yet, make a suit out of $100 dollar bills and do the singing in the rain dance whilst throwing $1 coins in the air

that might work :D

Stalemete
20-10-08, 09:42 AM
bring me $10,000 in cash and persuade me

or better yet, make a suit out of $100 dollar bills and do the singing in the rain dance whilst throwing $1 coins in the air

that might work :D

lol, If the bike is what im after ill bring the money around Wednesday.
I'll get it in $20's so it looks bigger :lol:

Stalemete
24-10-08, 11:08 AM
Garth,
Don't suppose I could swing by sometime & take a gease at your bike?
Even if your not interested in selling just yet, wouldn't mind a look :)

danielb
24-10-08, 11:13 AM
I think i might have spotted you Garth (or someone with a tw that is eerily similar) on elizabeth st in the city yesterday, cant remember if it was at lunch or around 4pm

Garth Ivers
24-10-08, 03:06 PM
wasn't me.

and stalemete, sure mate. pm me.