We are proud to present you article by ReturnOfTheCafeRacers.com written about making of MessnerMoto parts. Jump to bottom of this page for a link to original article. BUILDING A CAFE RACER – MESSNERMOTO PARTS Producing aftermarket parts seems like a natural progression for any successful custom motorcycle builder. If people love your bikes there’s a good chance they’ll love your parts too. It’s no easy task though. Producing unique aftermarket parts takes a lot of research time and money; not to mention the skill to create something that functions on par with parts produced by a mainstream motorcycle manufacturer. Mirko Mesner isn’t the kind of builder who does things without extensive research and planning. His first build, a Honda CB750 cafe racer, took 3 years to complete and the result was nothing short of amazing. For his Honda, he developed several one-off parts to create the exact look he was after. Now after 2 years of fine-tuning and testing he’s released his own range of cafe racer parts under his MessnerMoto brand. CB750 on Bike Exif. I was surprised when I first heard that Mesner wasn’t an industrial designer after spying his CB750 on Bike Exif. He was instead introduced as a mobile app developer with a degree in computer science. A career that has as much in common with motorcycle building as NASA does with McDonald’s. However, due to a 20-year obsession with automotive design, Mesner decided to undertake a project that forced him to learn techniques used by industrial designers and engineers. He’s now used those skills to produce a range of high-quality ECE approved cafe racer parts for other aspiring builders. Clip-On Handlebars MessnerMoto Clip-On Handlebars Clip-on handlebars should be an essential ingredient on any cafe racer parts list. They reposition the rider for more aggressive riding […]
Motorcycle Switches This 3D rendering picture presents the first version of MessnerMoto Motorcycle Switches design. The idea behind this design is to create minimalistic but still functional switches. One of the most important things was that the driver can press an individual button easily even with gloves on his hands. That why switch housing separates each button physically. In this first version we tried to incorporate mini momentary SMD buttons, the reason was simple, we could not find a source for normal-sized mini buttons. We never proceed with implementing mechanism with SMD buttons, because it looked complicated and not reliable.
MessnerMoto Motorcycle Rearview Mirror Evolution of design of MessnerMoto Motorcycle Mirrors continued, but it was still influenced by organic design idea. In this version of the design, organic skeletal forms were human modeled instead of computer-generated forms in the previous design. Soon first prototypes were made using 3D laser sintering technique from polyamide plastic. This method of 3D printing is superior to extrusion 3D printing methods and 3D printed prototype is as strong as cast polyamide plastic.