Retro Vtwin with Manx Norton styled heads

#1
Hello All,
After a long hiatus I am getting back into my old version of cheetah. I am illustrating something that has been going around in my head for many years. It is a 1960's motorcycle from my imagination. The heads and barrels are based loosely upon the Manx norton bevel singles of the late 50's. The V motor has been canted forward at an angle of 22 degrees - it is a very strange (unique) layout. I am doing the cast/machined parts in turbo cad but I intend to use cheetah for more organic parts - seat, fuel and oil tanks ... etc. I have used cheetah to do the mesh that sits in the scoops of the front brake - there is subtle wave to the wires that I thought would be easier to achieve in cheetah. Very early days yet but I am enjoying the process - will keep updating as more progress is made.




 

Swizl

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#2
Nice looking model. Thanks for posting it. Will be good to see how the project progresses. My brother started out working on motorcycles when he was a teen, but now he's a car mechanic.
 
#4
Here is my first attempt at the kickstart lever. I like the circular arm but I may change the pivot mount and the clamp section. Kickstart rubber is modelled in cheetah - quick and easy but alignment is the problem. I need to work out angles and co-ords in cad then when the cad peices go into cheetah the alignment should be good.
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