Dino & Marios, father & son, living and breathing motorcycles since 1972 and 1991, the ‘Cafe Racer’ storm could not let them unaffected!
Well the name was the easiest part…. DCR-017 (DNA CAFÉ RACER made in 2017)
We wanted to mimic the style and look of the 70’s and 80’s, the DCR-017 should be frame, engine, wheels, analogue clock, no plastic covers, no carbon fiber, just simple and raw metal to encage the beast!
The engine that could accept this air filter was the LC8 990 v twin from KTM, but we wanted more!Again the std version of the RC8 was not enough, so we went for the R version. The bike was outsourced and purchased at the end of December 2016 and the teardown started.
We chose a very special grade of aluminum alloy for the major parts, that is stress relieved and has zero or minimum distortion when machined to the final designed thickness of 2 mm. It was difficult and expensive to outsource it, but lucky enough a company that produces very large blocks of aluminum alloy for the aviation sector agreed to supply us 5083 H112 Annealed and Stress relieved.