Today the time has come to present the bike of our dreams, the DCR-018 “The Billet Sting” ‘A Boxer Racer like nothing before, a massive project designed and manufactured in just 6 months… in a small Hellenic factory, by just 2 people, father and son! Dino Nikolaidis, Mechanical Engineer and Mario Nikolaidis, Motorsport Engineer!
The Nick Name
Our Dream Bike, the DCR-018 has a nick name that you already have seen in the title of the press release. The Honeycomb design, the billet aluminum that dominates, and the aggressive style of this unique and ‘nasty’ fast Boxer racer, is what inspired us to come up with “The Billet Sting” nickname and the awesome Wasp Logo!
Mario grew up playing with the Monocoque 80cc racer, inspired by the ‘strange’ but awesome frame design, came up with the idea, to design and build a modern racer inspired by the almost 30 years old design! Crazy idea….but what if it could get even crazier? The ingredient to transform a ‘crazy’ idea to a design completely “out of the box”, was to add the so popular BMW R9T engine!
The Air Intake
Key component of the bike’s design is the forced air intake. The intake is designed in such a way to serve as 2 hexagonal tubes, that channel the high-speed moving air to the DNA Filters, and at the same time acts as a structural part that supports the fairing windshield and double front LED lights. Extremely complicated parts, CNC machined from huge blocks of 6082 alloy to a final section of 1.6mm thickness and 600mm length! The air filters used are 2 large 66mm DNA Blue Leather Top Reddot Design Awarded Pod filters!
The BMW R9T 1200 Boxer engine that powers our ‘Billet Sting’ is the latest air/oil cooled engine BMW produces. With a 1.170 cc capacity and Radial 4 Valve heads it is rated 122 whp @7.900 rpm & 12.3 KGM @6.200 rpm with a final Power to Weight Ratio of 0.66 whp / kg.