Deus Ex Machina's Collaboration Creates a Vintage-Themed Electric Bike

By: Gurveer Brah - Aug 27, 2015
References: deuscustoms & hypebeast
This customized electric bike draws inspiration from the past and features a vintage look. With the rising popularity of electric bikes, a variety of unique styles are emerging in the market.

'Deus Ex Machina' held a motorcycle design competition that was won by this stripped-down design created by Joe Fischer and Ryan Mischkulnig. The Melbourne duo took inspiration from a mid-century bike design and upgraded it with modern technology to create their customized electric bike.

Originally, the duo started with a Honda C90 Cub and used that as the platform to completely redesign the bike into a competition winner. The team took away the traditional elements of the bike -- like the airbox and the engine mounts -- and added visual design elements to enhance its design. The design uses an electric motor that is environmentally friendly while sticking to a vintage aesthetic.