Custom race fairings are an essential part of any motorcycle racer's arsenal. They provide protection for vital components while also improving aerodynamics, leading to better performance on the track. In this article, we'll take a behind-the-scenes look at the design and production process of custom race fairings, specifically those created by CMW.
The first step in creating custom race fairings is the design phase. At CMW, the design process begins with a consultation with the customer to discuss their needs and preferences. The customer may have specific design ideas, or they may leave it up to the designers at CMW to come up with a design.
Once the design is finalized, the team at CMW creates a 3D model of the fairing using computer-aided design (CAD) software. This allows them to make any necessary adjustments and ensure that the fairing will fit the customer's bike perfectly.
With the design finalized, it's time to move on to the production phase. At CMW, custom race fairings are made from fiberglass or carbon fiber, depending on the customer's preference and budget.
The first step in the production phase is to create a mold for the fairing. This involves creating a positive mold from the 3D model using materials such as foam or clay. Once the positive mold is created, a negative mold is made from it using materials such as silicone rubber or fiberglass. The negative mold is then used to create the final fairing.
The fiberglass or carbon fiber is laid over the negative mold, and resin is applied to bond the material together. This process is repeated several times to create the necessary thickness and strength for the fairing. Once the fairing is complete, it is removed from the mold and any excess material is trimmed away.
The final phase of creating custom race fairings is the finishing phase. This involves sanding and painting the fairing to create the desired look. At CMW, customers can choose from a wide range of colors and designs to create a fairing that is unique to them.
The fairing is sanded to ensure that it is smooth and free from any imperfections. It is then painted using high-quality automotive paint to ensure a long-lasting finish.
Creating custom race fairings is a complex process that requires a combination of design skills, technical knowledge, and attention to detail. At CMW, the team works closely with customers to ensure that they get the fairing they need to perform at their best on the track. By using high-quality materials and the latest production techniques, CMW creates custom race fairings that are both functional and stylish, providing the perfect combination of protection and performance.