V-twin powered sport bikes have a lot going for them, great sound, lots of torque and I’m always on the lookout for good designs. Stopping by Mark van der Kwaak’s CADbike site I spotted this one right away, it’s his twin cam cafe racer project. It’s a beauty.
Mark has designed this with twin cam power and a Garrett turbo, Single sided swingarm out back with a monoshock underneath, a telelever front suspension, perimeter disc brakes front and rear and overall, a beautiful piece of work.
Mark does a lot of CAD work, many of his designs exist only in the computer but some have been turned into real bikes and this one really should make the jump into metal, it’s that good. The difference between Mark’s work and some of the other designs floating around out there is his attention to detail, he works out everything so there isn’t any guesswork involved. Did you ever see a really cool design, stare at it for a few moments and then think, “Wait a minute, that can’t work.” Those designs are usually fully cloaked with bodywork so the designer is free to reassure the viewer that it’s all been taken care of. Mark, on the other hand, shows his designs with multiple views, bodywork (what there is of it) both on and off so you can see how everything fits. He looks at it like he intends to build it. Nice.
I’ve pointed to Mark’s website before and if you have not been there recently, you may want to stop by and see what his latest projects are. If you have never been there before, you definitely want to check it out, it’s one of the good ones.
Link: Mark van der Kwaak
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