To conclude our four-part series on the making of Diamond Atelier’s latest cafe racer motorcycle, we now present a look at the final product.
The focus on this particular build was to illustrate the creativity, dedication and skill that define every Diamond Atelier project. Suzuki’s DR650 model presented a challenging starting point, requiring ample imagination to transform it into a beautiful craft motorcycle. Sparing no expense to redesign the complete chassis of the DR650, Diamond Atelier produced a heavily modified main frame and completely hand-built rear frame, as well as a full custom suspension set up, and a rare set of racing wheels.
To create an agile and perfectly sleek silhouette required to cut through downtown city traffic, a front mask and seat cowling were hand built to match the vintage ’70s gas tank. Low-slung clip-ons and CNC machined rear sets were created to provide an aggressive seating position for the driver.
This project remains Diamond Atelier’s most advanced custom bike project to date, and is meant to show that the benchmark on such transformations can still be raised.
Standout features on the finalized, street-ready cafe racer include 50 horsepower, 17″ racing rims, newly built engine and a hand-finished paint job.