CRD #7: Ossa Copa “Grand Prix”

Cafe Racer Dreams
Café Racer Dreams is a Spanish custom shop with a sleek and pared-back style. So this vintage-themed machine is something of a departure for Pedro and his crew, but it works beautifully. It’s based on the 1979 Ossa Copa 250, a lightweight two-stroke single known for its four distinctive fins on the cylinder head—and its unusually low mixture ratio of 3.5%, rather than the Ossa norm of 5%. CRD has strengthened the frame and rebuilt the motor, fitting a Mikuni 38 carb and a hand-made exhaust system. They upgraded the forks and also installed 18” aluminum wheels, replacing the stock five-spoke items.

Cafe Racer Dreams
The electrical system has been simplified and the battery moved to the back; the ignition key unit is now attached to the chassis. Finally, Cafe Racer Dreams fitted a race replica tank and the tail unit from a Yamaha, now graced with a custom seat. I’m betting that ‘Grand Prix’ is a lot of fun to ride, as well as a feast for the eyes. And it’s good to see a ‘name’ builder turning its attention to a lightweight two-stroke. How long before we see a vintage motocrosser converted to a road-going café racer?

Images by Kristina Fender. Check out CRD’s smart website here or follow them via their Facebook page. Our earlier coverage of CRD bikes includes this Honda CB750 and a Triumph Bonneville.

Cafe Racer Dreams
Cafe Racer Dreams
Cafe Racer Dreams
Cafe Racer Dreams
Cafe Racer Dreams