WSB Connection: 1981 DCM (Dave Camier Motorcycles) Honda 500
If you are Leon Camier, I guess you were bound to end up in motorcycle racing when your dad was building race bikes before you were even born. For the motorsports challenged, Leon Camier is a former BSB champion, alum of the Aprilia WSB team and current member of the Crescent Suzuki WSB team.
Your truly had never heard of DCM before seeing this bike on Ebay UK so all this info is borrowed from those in the know on the internets and mostly from this excellent post on the SR500 Forum. Check it out, it is jam packed with photos of a build.
DCM’s were produced from the late seventies until the early eighties. They produced the chassis and wrapped them around either a Yamaha or Honda single engine. Early bikes featured a Yamaha like Monoshock system and later bikes got a more modern rising rate linkage system. Basically a hand built singles racer to order. The seller does mention that some street versions were produced as well.
Don’t frown, the seller says overseas buyers are welcome.
DCM (Dave Camier Motorcycles) Honda XR500 single cylinder race bike, CRMC registered (Post classic 500cc air-cooled)
A rare opportunity to buy one of Leon Camier’s dad’s creations!
Dave Camier built frames initially for TZ Yamaha’s (these were mostly under the JCM name) before the untimely death of his partner meant the company name became DCM.Single cylinder racing was popular at the time (as it continues to be today), which led him to manufacture frames for big Honda and Yamaha singles, for road use as well as racing, the chassis number of this one is DCMV481, making it the 4th chassis he manufactured in 1981Powder coated frame (made from T45 tubing)Astralite wheels,TZ 35mm forks & yokes,Early three-rib Lockheed calipers on genuine Spondon hangers,Spondon floating front disc,Scitsu rev counter,Tomaselli throttle,De-Carbon rear shock,DID gold 520 race chain,Lectron 40mm flat slide carburettorsteering damper,Cosworth pistongas flowed head etc
If you likey, here is an article from back in the day on DCM.
When things were a lot more simple. The bike is listed as a classified ad with an asking price of roughly $4,700 (2,295 British Pounds).