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Cafe 31 on Cafe Racer TV TOMORROW!

Posted by admin on April 18th, 2012 at 8:03 am

Featured on Cafe Racer TV, Thursday April 19th, 8pm EST, Velocity Channel

Don’t miss the first all Ducati build ever done for Café Racer TV. Season three kicks off tonight with two shows back to back featuring one of the most unusual Ducati’s you will ever see.  (and answers the question, that until now,  now one was asking – what happens when you mix an 860GT with a Desmosedici RR?) Trust us, the result is awesome! In the process CRTV visits, Bologna, the Ducati factory and the most historic Ducati tuning workshop in the world, the home of Rino Caracchi, founder of NCR

About the Café 31:

Builder – DesmoPro, Rich Lambrechts

 Best described as a true renaissance man whose talent spans the full gamut from machine work, to pinstripes and paint. Rich Lambrechts love of standout machines spans back to his childhood, in Detroit, Michigan where he grew up watching both his grandfathers at work at the Packard automobile factory. Café 31 was born in the history of the Italian brand, and then mated with the most state of the art components available to produce a machine as capable on the track as on the street. It’s a tribute to Cook Neilson, Phil Schilling, Reno Carrachi and Giorgio Nepoti, four men all Ducati racing legend’s and personal friends. Desmopro builds absolutely accurate restorations of Italian machines, destined for museums, as well as specialized builds like Café 31 and “Deja Blue” which can be seen in the entrance of the Barber museum in Leeds, AL.

Bike Specifications: Café 31

  • Frame: Ducati 860GT extensively modified
  • Subrame: Desmopro custom aluminum
  • Engine: Ducati 904cc bevel drive desmo
  • Carburetion : Mikuni Pro Series 39mm Flat Slides
  • Rear Swing Arm: Desmopro custom mono shock
  • Rear Wheel (Size): 4.5 x 17″ forged alloy rim
  • Front Wheel (Size): 3.50 x 17″ forged alloy rim
  • Steering Stabilizer: Ohlins
  • Rear Shock: Ohlins
  • Triple Clamp: Gilles Tooling custom FO One
  • Front Forks: Ohlins FG353P gas
  • Clip-Ons: Ducati Desmosedici clamps with custom carbon fiber tubes
  • Seat: handcrafted suede
  • Tank: Fiberglass (handcrafted) with Ducati 888 Corse Carbon filler cap
  • Rear Sets: Ducati 1098R
  • Radiator: N/A
  • Fenders and other trim: Shift-Tech carbon fiber
  • Tires (Sizes): Front 120/70-ZR17 , Rear 160/60-ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa
  • Exhaust: Desmopro handcrafted stainless steel 2 into 1
  • Brakes: Brembo radial mount front calipers with Brembo radial master cylinder and Gilles Tooling Factor X levers
  • Paint: Custom by Desmopro Gold metalflake over black base

Desmo Pro featured in Episodes – 1, 2 & 3

– Original Airs: 4/19, 4/19 & 4/26 @ 8:00PM

– First Replay: TBA