The property of James May,2010 Yamaha SR400 'Grievous Angel' by Deus Ex Machina Frame no. 7AT0J42TX09010404 Engine no. H313E010407

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Lot 333
The property of James May,2010 Yamaha SR400 'Grievous Angel' by Deus Ex Machina
Registration no. LJ10 PXP Frame no. 7AT0J42TX09010404 Engine no. H313E010407

Sold for £ 10,350 (US$ 13,096) inc. premium
The property of James May
2010 Yamaha SR400 'Grievous Angel' by Deus Ex Machina
Registration no. LJ10 PXP
Frame no. 7AT0J42TX09010404
Engine no. H313E010407
With the growing popularity of nostalgia-inspired 'retro' styled motorcycles, it was entirely predictable that Yamaha would reintroduce its SR400 single, a model that has provided the inspiration for many a backyard customiser since its original introduction back in 1978. Known as 'Grievous Angle', the example offered here is the work of Deus Ex Machina, a company founded in Sydney, Australia by Dare Jennings, originator of 'Mambo' brand surfing equipment. Following the sale of Mambo, Jennings developed Deus as a centre of motorcycle customising in Australia and has since opened branches in California, USA and Milan, Italy. The company was one of the first to reinterpret the 'street tracker' or 'bobber' style in the modern idiom, a look which has since taken off worldwide. BBC Television's 'Top Gear' co-presenter, James May personally imported this SR400 from Deus's New Zealand operation in 2010. The Deus has mostly been kept on indoor display but has been run regularly and the battery kept on charge. Presented in commensurately excellent condition, it should require only the bare minimum of re-commissioning before further use. This beautiful SR400 custom is offered with import/shipping paperwork, recently expired MoT (August 2014) and V5C registration document.

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  • The Frame Number is RH01J-010404.
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The property of James May,2010 Yamaha SR400 'Grievous Angel' by Deus Ex Machina Frame no. 7AT0J42TX09010404 Engine no. H313E010407
The property of James May,2010 Yamaha SR400 'Grievous Angel' by Deus Ex Machina Frame no. 7AT0J42TX09010404 Engine no. H313E010407
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