Orlando Bloom belongs in the small subculture of celebrities who have well-founded affinities towards motorcycles, specifically those of the custom variety. BMW is his particular brand-of-choice and like anybody who demands more out of his motorcycles, Bloom enlisted the help of noted builder Deus Ex Machina to spruce up his latest bike, the S1000R.

Deus Ex Machina admitted that working on a bike as new as the S1000R came with its own set of challenges, especially one that featured an in-line four engine. But the famous custom bike shop was up to task, as it always is.

Bloom also gave his input to Michael “Woolie” Woolaway, who interpreted the actor’s recommendations with a minimalist approach to reflect Legolas’ very own design ideas. The end result isn’t going to blow you away, but it speaks to what Bloom wanted out of his new S1000R, which apparently involved putting in simple touches to accent and highlight the bike’s bare street fighter aura, sans the plastic bodywork.

It’s definitely a different design from what we’re used to with the S1000R, but hey, if it works for Bloom, that’s all that really matters for Deus Ex Machina.

After all, the number one rule in the custom world is to always make the client happy.


Source: BMW MOtorrad

Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read full bio
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