when are bike companies going to design some more lightweight materials for bodywork ? Imagine droppin 2-7 or more pounds off existing plastics by comming up with some more flexible body panels .you can make all the re-inforcement areas like honey combs or angle braced or someshit .You always get carbon or fiberglass do drop body weight ,so they cant come up with a hybrid of materials ? you NEVER need it to be rigid,other than where its bolted to or if things are hangin off it like lights,signals etc . The carbon they have in gp is paper thin and has plenty of flex to it and they are doing 220 mph.PLAstics being stiff and heavy is pointless ,maybe its cheaper .Im sure it woud be a helpfull develpment for bikes ,cars planes whatever .
the properties of carbon with the chemical properties of mostly plastic .
ever had AK composite fiberglass ,or sharkskins glass in your hand ,you can fold it in half and it pops right back ,always holds its shape .
yes the costs the costs ,i get that ,thats why bikes arent wearing carbon or kevlar from the factory ,but at least something similar ,imagine a low side and the bodywork bends and pops right back into place with only scratches?
somebody has to one day ,,cars used to be made with lead ,now aluminum and carbon ,,bikes should go the same route one day .
jus a thought