XR650R Custom – 2013 Deus “Boodaak”

In America, Custom, Japan by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

10-18-21 Update: Boodaak has found its way over to our auction site – find it with a bit more information and bidding up to $10,069 here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions!

It’s not clear from this video, but it’s one of the loudest bikes I’ve encountered:

Back in 2013/2014, Deus’ Michael “Woolie” Woolaway built a pair of café’d Honda super singles, with the project fittingly dubbed, the “Sibling Rivalry”. Named “Dakdaak” — which was powered by a CRF450X mill — and “Boodaak” — propelled by an HRC Johnny Campbell-spec XR650R engine with oversized valves and a Carrillo rod — the road-legal thumpers’ monikers were derived from the sound the Japanese singles make when the throttle is opened and closed.

Fast-forward roughly half-a-decade and the latter of the two Woolie-built brappers has just gone up for sale. Reportedly commissioned by and built for a seasoned rider of small stature, the Boodaak — like the Dakdaak — had its engine tuned by Jim Wood of Southland Racing Products before being stuffed inside a bespoke chromoly chassis with a matching chromoly swing-arm.

The creation of the Deus super single’s one-off aluminum tank and custom aluminum radiator shrouds comprised just some of the 500 hours that Woolie reportedly spent bringing the Boodaak to life. The seat is a café-humped, one-off (water-proof) Kushitani leather unit inspired by vintage Ferrari interiors — unsurprising, considering Woolie’s dad used to run Ferrari of San Francisco.

The thoroughly-massaged XR mill was also treated to cone intakes and a custom full exhaust system that sees the dual-port unit snake past the radiators and through the inside of the frame, culminating in a high-mounted, right-hand pipe. A one-off Woolie-made radiator that sports the Deus logo now helps cooling along. The Honda’s running gear was also replaced with race-grade components throughout: six-piston Beringer brakes in front and a Brembo unit out back, and an Ohlins front-end paired with a RaceTech shock — both tuned by Lindemann Engineering’s Ed Sorbo.

Other noteworthy additions include custom CNC’d triples, aftermarket clip-ons, custom headlight and support bracket, Rizoma rear-sets, bar-end LED indicators, one-off MX-style carbon fork guards, digital Motogadget Motoscope Pro instrumentation, and an Antigravity lithium ion battery held via a bespoke leather strap. The Boodaak — which was reportedly Woolie’s tenth build — now rides on a set of aluminum Sun Rims (Buchanan) that have been shod in Bridgestone Battlax BT-003 rubber and anodized in black, as to match the build’s gloss black livery (with racing stripes).

Editor’s Note: the seller’s photos are garbage, so here’s an original shot from Deus for a better idea of what this bike looks like.

In addition to receiving write-ups on sites like BikeExif, Boodaak (and Dakdaak) were also covered by non-moto publications like Thrillist and Maxim — which I’d argue speaks volumes about how awesome these custom super singles really are. Deus Venice also put together a little promo video for the XR-powered mount where you can see it in action. Like any Woolie-built bike, the Boodaak is far from cheap, though this is an opportunity to snag a Deus bike — which happens to be one of my personal favorites — at a major discount. Plus, the seller says the thing still has less than 1,000 miles on it.

You can find this Deus Honda XR650R super single café racer built by Michael Woolaway for sale here on Craigslist in Studio City, California with a price of $27,500.