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Goblin Works Garage’s “Domi-Cafe” Is a Norton Dominator on Aftermarket Steroids

While the Dominator might be one gorgeous machine straight out of the box, this unique warrior is absolutely drool-worthy!
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You might already be familiar with the bike we’re featuring today, since it made an appearance on Discovery Channel’s “Gobin Works Garage” TV series. The show is hosted by a revered trio that’ll make no compromises on their quest to deliver some downright fascinating two- or four-wheeled restomods, as well as several one-off undertakings that’ll have gearheads drooling.

In case this is the first time you’re seeing this custom entity, let me bring you up to speed. At its core, this alloy-clad predator is a 2017 variant from Norton’s mighty Dominator range. It is put in motion by a relentless parallel-twin powerplant, with two valves per cylinder head and a humungous displacement of 961cc.

This wicked piece of twin-cooled machinery will gladly generate as much as 80 hp at 6,500 revs, while an unforgiving torque output of up to 66 pound-feet (89 Nm) will be summoned at around 5,200 rpm. Given its state-of-the-art Brembo brakes and Ohlins suspension units, it goes without saying the Dominator is an absolute beast. However, Britain’s aftermarket architects dialed everything to eleven!

First things first; the entire structure was stripped naked of its factory bodywork, which has been replaced by a tasty selection of aluminum items manufactured in-house. At the front, we spot a modified fuel chamber and a bespoke fairing that manages to look seriously venomous. These garments are appropriately complemented by a slim tail section and one ravishing leather saddle on the opposite end.

To bring about a clutter-free aesthetic, the new tail houses a complete rear lighting kit from Rizoma’s catalogue. Although the Dominator’s suspension was a genuine delight in stock form, the crew browsed Ohlins’ inventory to obtain higher-spec alternatives, including a pair of FGRT inverted forks and a top-shelf TTX GP shock absorber.

For a significant reduction in unsprung weight, the original hoops were discarded to make room for Blackstone Tek’s BST carbon fiber wheels. You will also find a unique stainless-steel exhaust system that enables the parallel-twin mill to breathe a little more freely. To give it a personality of its own, the creature has been dubbed “Domi-Café.”

 
 
 
 
 

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