Back in early August, Deus Ex Machina opened its 20th brick and mortar location, this time set in Tokyo’s Asakusa district. In addition to unveiling a slew of new garment designs that are exclusive to the new Japanese storefront, Deus also tasked its shop on the island with building a one-off motorcycle to commemorate the Asakusa location’s launch, resulting in what the custom moto outfit has dubbed “The Gray Ghost.”
The build began life as a Honda CX400, though the transverse V-Twin’s been radically transformed into a street tracker with a hint of scrambler influence. The shop’s added a custom white leather saddle, mini rear luggage rack shrouding a bobbed rear fender, and the stock cruiser-esque tank’s been replaced with a more traditional tracker cell. The 80-degree V-Twin’s fitted with a custom, polished dual-pipe exhaust setup mounted high on the right side. The factory suspension’s also been swapped for an inverted front-end and mono-shock. The Honda now sports a custom dual-bulb asymmetrical headlight setup with wing-inspired covers and yellow lenses – the latter of which inspired the build’s monicker, which is a nickname of the yellow-eyed bird of prey, the Northern Harrier. Knobby tires and a black livery complete the package.