This most excellent DSR GP 250R Cafe Racer is the creation of Darrell Schneider of DS Restorations in Concord, California. for the past 25 years Darrell has gained a superb reputation in restoring classic cars, and also building award winning Hot Rods. Recently Darrell was given the opportunity to create a custom motorcycle that would go on show at the 2012 Moto GP, at Mazda Laguna Seca. so a deadline was set and after a period of research a theme for the cycle was eventually decided.
decided that he wanted to theme the bike on a Moto GP 3 250 four stroke bike, so he needed a suitable donor bike which would eventually be a 2004 Honda CRF250R Dirt bike.
The whole cycle had to be rethought out, to gain that much desired Cafe Racer effect without being to radical at the same time, to create the unique styling. Special moulds had to be created using wood, foam and filler, so that the stylish fiberglass tank cover and side panels, with rear mudguard could be fabricated.
Suspension: At the front of the bike is the original Showa CRF250R forks, the dampers have been overhauled and set up by by Race Tech Suspension, also Race Tech triple clamps and fork lugs have been used. the rear a Durelle Racing shock hight adjuster has been fitted. The front original brake calipers have been replaced with a set of stoppers from a Honda CBR600, which are flowing on a pair of Brake Tech Iron rotors.
Wheels: The bike is fitted with a pair of Sun Rims, with new spokes by Buchanans, seated in a pair of Michelin tires.
Bodywork and styling on this bike is superb, we like the way the open side panels sweep up the Sub frame then morphs nicely underneath the tail pod, to keep in theme the choice of fuel tank is in the Honda Elisinore style. At the helm of the bike is a Bikini styled fairing with fitted bates style headlight finished in Black and cream, the Handlebars are anodised Renthal's wearing a set of WC control levers.