Carbon fiber

Our carbon parts

The items we sell have the same carbon weave and finish of the OEM parts (Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, etc.).
They are easy to fit, and upon request, can be customized in their finish, weave or color.

 

The finish indicates how much light is reflected by the transparent coating that protects the carbon fiber, and can be:

  • Glossy: reflects the light completely, creating a mirror effect and making the bike shine
  • Matte: doesn’t reflect the light, giving the bike a modern and delicate look

 

The carbon weave defines the arrangement of the different carbon fibers, which are twisted at 90° into two possible combinations:

  • Plain: little squares, tied in a chessboard pattern
  • Twill: slightly bigger rectangles, interlaced in diagonal lines

 

Finally, the color of the carbon fiber can be black, red, green, golden or silver (upon request).

 

Unless explicitely stated, every part is black and has the same carbon weave and finish chosen by the OEM for that specific motorcycle model. For instance, the parts for the MV Agusta Brutale 800 2018 are plain glossy, while those for the KTM 1290 Super Duke R 2018 are twill matte.

For custom combinations, you can contact us. Manufacturing items with custom finish/weave takes about 6-8 weeks, needs a 30% deposit and has the same final cost of the standard part. In case of custom color, the cost is 30% higher.

 

Upon request, for components that are particular, customized or don't have enough requests, we can also manufacture a carbon fiber coating all around your item. It is going to make it just a few millimeters thicker, and the look is exactly the same of the pure carbon fiber parts.
The cost depends on the size of the item, and is approximately around 200€ for parts smaller than 40x30x30cm, and above 400€ for bigger sizes. To proceed with an order, just contact us.

Why choose carbon?

Our carbon fiber items replace or supplement the plastic or metal original parts of the motorbike. Fitting carbon accessories lets you customize every detail according to your own taste and style, and get a unique result through the use of a very valuable material.

Besides the attractive look, carbon fiber offers several advantages when compared to other materials: the high resistance to impacts, the thermal insulation, the lightness, the flexibility and the ability to maintain its features over time, even in adverse conditions, make it the perfect compromise between weight, durability, appearance and cost.

 

The making process

Every part undergoes a very elaborate, and mainly manual, manufacturing process. Extremely thin carbon threads are twisted (in twill or plain weave) on a textile called carbon fiber, and then glued with a very resistant epoxy resin to get the pre-preg carbon.

This material, structurally strong but still easy to manipulate – so it can be modeled into complex shapes, is then placed inside an aluminium mould and processed in CNC, starting from the 3D scan of the original part. The mould is then put in a vacuum bag and cured in an autoclave, where both the external and internal pressure, combined with the high temperature, solidify the fibers.

The result is cleaned out to remove possible imperfections, varnished with a transparent layer anti-UV, glossy or matte, to guarantee its durability in time, and finally cooked one last time to make the varnish dry.

The carbon fiber used is 3K plain 200g/mq for plain parts and 3K twill 245g/mq for twill parts.

This procedure is called "dry system", because it makes use of the pre-preg carbon instead of filling the mold with resin. Compared to the wet system, the result is stronger, lighter and more resistant.