Death Machines of London have made this incredible bike. And yes, the cool retro-looking-bike with a serious attitude is called the “UYC” – Up Yours Copper!
Custom build by Death Machines of London
There are different strategies to building custom bikes. The overall target can be to pay homage to the classic features of the original bike. And in other cases, the goal is to modernize the original look to make a contemporary design. On the extreme end of that scale is the creation of UYC by Death Machines of London. Everything about this unique design stands out and the bike represents everything bike building and riding stands for. The design is badass all the way through with unconventional choices and clever design.
Unique design features
The UYC has been made using a 2007 Triumph Thruxton 900 but there’s not a whole lot left after the replacement with handcrafted parts.
The seat is hand-carved from American Walnut and is constructed out of seventeen parts in order to maintain a consistent grain pattern within the highly complex compound curves of the riders form. It is, despite what you might think, said to be exceptionally comfortable.
The paintwork is kept as simple as possible to highlight the impressive features and beautiful materials. The engine is finished in satin and matt black – of course with the Death Machines of London logo polished out of the fins.
The rebuilt engine features a high-performance gas flowed cylinder head, custom velocity stacks and a bespoke exhaust system with ceramic coated pipes and a carbon fiber muffler. The hand-bent handlebars are welded underneath, attaching them to a slotted custom top clamp.
The bespoke aluminum headlight cowl houses a military spec 7’’ LED and features a gorgeous solid brass speedometer that boasts precision-etching made using photolithography.
The hand-stitched and tanned leather tank strap is made from the finest saddle hide and is completed with a brushed aluminium strap clamp.
And a few surprising elements
The fuel tank is fitted with an aero style filler which is covered with a brass plate engraved with the Hunter S. Thompson quote:
“Faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death”.
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any more bad-ass; a 1940 Super marine Spitfire Mk1 magneto switch is mounted to give the motorcycle a truly special finish.
The UYC is only the second build from Death Machines of London but this only makes it more impressive! We absolutely love the unique design, the creative ideas and the choice of materials! Please find more information and specs here: