It starts to look like a real bike
It's always an exciting time when a newly fabricated chassis can be put on its own two wheels. After a month of serious work, the moment has again arrived. And this is what it looks like today:
The frame is only missing a few mounts for various bits, e.g. the fairing. The new Ohlins TTX rear shock absorber is on its way to us and the suspension linkage is being machined. Other than, that she would bounce under its own weight.
We've taken all the important chassis measurements, and was we've come to expect these days, the exactly match the CAE design specification. There is, of course, still plenty to get on with but so far we are very pleased with the outcome so far.
One of the important design consideration from the customer's point of view was that the fairing can be retained. We therefore design the chassis that this would indeed be the case. The initial fairing fitting confirms that the existing fairing now actually fist the bike, which was not the case with the original frame.
Right, back to the workshop...