Unique Custom Motorbike from Death Machines of London

Taken inspiration from Giovanni Ravelli, a WWI fighter pilot, aviator and motorcycle racer, the Airforce Motorbike from Death Machines of London is a real sight to behold and you’ll be blown away by its performance capabilities as well. This stunning steed has hand formed body work and an aviation inspired chassis which is quite unlike any other bike you’ll see out there so if you want to turn heads aplenty with your choice of ride in 2018, this would be a great place to start. Built atop an already impressive, albeit in a state of disrepair, 1982 Moto Guzzi LeMans Mk2 machine, the Death Machines of London Airforce Motorbike has certainly got off on the right foot. With an engine which was discovered to be in a surprisingly decent condition and after a full forensic inspection, vapour cleaning & reassembly, joined by replacement bearings, seals gaskets the main engine work was completed. The cylinder heads were treated to a total refresh, along with the workshop’s signature gas flowing and things were finished off with Death Machines of London’s in-house velocity stacks and open slash cut headers.

Death Machines of London Moto Guzzi Airtail

This wonderfully minimal Moto Guzzi ‘Airtail’ was built by Death Machines of London – a company with a refreshingly no-nonsense approach to building custom motorcycles. Death Machines of London are a small workshop that focus on crafting bespoke motorbikes that are engineered to the highest standards and offer impeccable style and visual appeal. This is the company’s first custom bike. It’s based on a 1981 Moto Guzzi Le Mans Mk2, and has been built with ‘clutter reduction’ firmly in mind. After forensic inspection of the entire motorcycle, warts and all, it was rebuilt utilising a raft of custom features including a new aviation-inspired instrument binnacle with the main switch from a Spitfire, and a lightened, polished and balanced engine. Most distinctive is the ‘airtail’ – essentially a skeleton tail section adorned only by a single rear light, taken from a Land Rover Defender, no less. Coupled with a de-lugged frame and drastically reduced switchgear, the bike’s overall character is one of minimal elegance, yet retains the poise and purpose of a classic Guzzi.

2007 Triumph Thruxton 900i by DMOL

Death Machines of London builds bespoke motorcycles that push the limit on design and quality. Looking like a steampunk version of a Thruxton 900i, this build not only looks one of a kind but pays a bit of tribute to one of America’s most eccentric authors: Hunter S. Thompson. The bike, among plenty of other painstaking upgrades and modifications, features a freshly finished fuel tank and aero-style filler featuring the Hunter S. Thompson quote: “Faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death,” engraved on a brass plate. It’s a line that suits the build and the company’s origin particularly well, playing into the irrational nature of thrill-seeking among riders. In addition, the UYC includes a beluga-black frame, modified rear, and re-worked engine complete with gas-flowed cylinder head and custom exhaust system. Both Avon Trail Rider tires are wrapped around copper electroplated rims and features a custom-made speedometer, a 7″ mil-spec LED headlamp, and a hand-carved American Walnut seat adding to the bike’s rough charm. It’s a unique build, to say the least.