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Heavy Breather: A KTM RC8 with the mother of all filters

Heavy Breather: A KTM RC8 with the mother of all filters

KTM RC8 cafe racer by DNA Filters
A lot goes down
at EICMA every year. For father and son Dino and Marios Nikolaidis, it’s a chance to travel from Greece to Italy and represent their booming family business, DNA Filters. Then last year, they noticed the growing modern custom scene, and decided to build a bike themselves.

They don’t do things by halves. Dino’s a mechanical engineer, Marios is a motorsport engineer, and both are well versed in CAD/CAM design. And the DNA factory in Athens is loaded with everything you need to build a killer custom—including state-of-the-art CNC machines.

KTM RC8 cafe racer by DNA Filters
It took Dino and Marios two weeks to nail down the design of this KTM RC8. “We wanted to mimic the style of the 70s and 80s,” explains Dino.…

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