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Old 02-22-2011, 12:34 PM   #1
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My little SV based project

Here's my little SV project that Ive been working on for a while now. I think some of you probably know about it / have seen it come up on my facebook page, but I uploaded it to another forum so I thought I'd also show you guys.

I've been at it for a while now, but its at a stage where it looks like a proper bike and it was wheeled out of the workshop for a few photos earlier today.

So the general idea is take a SV650 as a donor bike, use the great little engine and some of its components, and re-style it into a much more compact, desirable sports bike. Along the way, make some improvements to the performance and handling to make the bike as complete and enjoyable to ride as possible.



First stage, get some ideas down on paper. Quite a lot of sketches later and there was a clear direction to take the design forward.



With the sketch stage in process, it was time to get hold of an SV and take some of the critical dimensions. From this, a mock-up of the chassis design could be worked on using CAD. Note the design of a rear swingarm at this stage, something that has since been dropped.



With the chassis designed, a mock-up needed to be made to fit the engine.



The next stage was to build up the rolling chassis with the new frame and subframe, ready to prepare the bike for clay modeling.



Some months later, the bike finally emerges from the workshop for a few photos.



With the clay modeling process finished, the majority of the design work is complete and its time to start taking some fibreglass molds to make the bodywork.

Its still a long way from completion, but its now possible to get a good idea of what the finished bike will look like.

Theres a lot more detail about the project to date and other stuff Im working on, on my blog http://moto-rdesign.blogspot.com

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Old 02-22-2011, 12:39 PM   #2
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Whoa! That takes "modding" to a whole new level!

Can't wait to see more!


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Old 02-22-2011, 12:42 PM   #3
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You are nuts. Nice work. You really took this to the next level like Jay V said. Please continue posting your progress.

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Old 02-22-2011, 12:45 PM   #4
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are you going to route the exhaust through the tail?
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:46 PM   #5
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This is a great undertaking. Congratulations and good luck.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:53 PM   #6
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Gorgeous work! Can't wait to see how this proceeds.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:09 PM   #7
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holy cow that looks nice call up suzuki and give them that layout lol
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:17 PM   #8
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Good lord, that will look stellar once it's done.
I will definitely stay tuned to this one.

Keep up the good work.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:24 PM   #9
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How does the weight/stiffness of your frame compare to the stock Suzuki?
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save the moulds!!!!

excellent looking bodywork....
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