In Bali surfing and motorbikes have always been fused together. In the early days surfers only access to remote breaks, other than on foot, was on 2 stroke trail bike. Today most surfers still get to the same breaks on two wheels.
Deus promotes and celebrates a custom motorcycle culture that first appeared in Europe and America in the 1940s that has recently been revived by groups of young enthusiasts in Japan, America, Australia and now Indonesia.
The company has built the Temple of Enthusiasm in Canggu, Bali. The 2000sqm site is a clever combination of new and 100 year old traditional Indonesian wooden houses, taking references from the kampung, or traditional Indonesian home village. This somewhat eclectic collection of buildings house the showroom, art gallery, workshop facilities, photographic studio, artists studio, and even a surfboard shaping bay. Connected by a wide verandah full of tables and chairs that is the Deus Cafe, where Canggu locals, pro surfers and artists rub elbows with riders gassing up on caffeine whist out on their Bali excursions. A melting pot of ideas and ideologies, a Warung of Knowledge.
While the sale of custom motorcycles and surfboards are at the core of the business visitors to the Deus showroom will find hand built fixed gear bicycles and a range of Deus brand clothing, bags and accessories as well as a range of items which feature timeless design and reflect the Deus culture. Art is a very important part of the Deus mix and besides our own art gallery which will be filled with prints and paintings by artists such as, Andrew Wellman, Robert Moore and Dustin Humphrey, not to mention regular exhibitions by these and other invited artists, we have an artists workshop where invited artists will come to work and ultimately hold an exhibition.
We are united in our belief that modern motorcycling & surfing have been hijacked by marketing forces and we harbour a desire to introduce a new generation of rider to that same pure enthusiasm that kick-started our own love of motorcycling & surfing.
Now, another reason to plan a trip to Bali...