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It’s been a busy four weeks in the mo­tor­cy­cling world. Stinger be­ware.

This heav­ily mod­i­fied Z900RS pays trib­ute to the Main Force Pa­trol bike which starred in Ge­orge Miller’s clas­sic 1979 film Mad Max...

Now here’s a bit of mod­ern cus­tomiz­ing that we’re lov­ing at the mo­ment – a mod­ern Z900RS bit of dress­ing up in the style of

Mad Max’s mo­tor­cy­cle-lov­ing mate, Goose.

In the 1979 orig­i­nal movie, mo­tor­cy­cle traf­fic cop Jim ‘Goose’ played by Steve Bis­ley went about his busi­ness on a mod­ded 1977 Kawasaki Z1000, the orig­i­nal movie ma­chine was dressed with body­work sup­plied by Mel­bourne-based com­pany La Parisi­enne, which went out of busi­ness over 30 years ago.

And this lat­est trib­ute mo­tor­cy­cle, made by top cus­tom house Deus Ex Machina, is built around the new Z900RS retro-styled mo­tor­cy­cle. It uses an Airtech fair­ing and seat unit which has been heav­ily mod­i­fied with metal grill ad­di­tions, a cut-down Hi-Oc­tane ce­ramic-fin­ish ex­haust and the seat has been up­hol­stered by the Bad Arse Trim Com­pany.

The Z900RS’ new paint comes from Dutchy’s Mo­tor­cy­cle Spray Art. Okay, so the bike isn’t an ex­act replica of the movie mo­tor­cy­cle but it’s pretty sweet all the same. In fact, it’s the per­fect blend be­tween Goose’s bike (pre-SNAFU) and the up-to-theminute-on-trend Z900RS.

RIGHT: The orig­i­nal movie bike that started it all – Goose’s iconicMad Max Z1000.

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