There is no event in Australia quite like the Deus Bike Build Off. Held in Sydney 4 times since its instigation in 2010, the build off accepts and encourages the creation of motorcycles of all forms, celebrating creativity above all else. Entering for my fourth time, I fell into the idea of creating an adult’s version of a kids tricycle. Something that has the feel and form of a 1960’s kids Cyclops tricycle.
Beginning with a bent $50 Honda NC50 and a $100 non-running Chinese quad bike, here are a few images of what was involved in the creation of the Bastard Child.