_The MaMo GSM concept proposes a new design language for the BMW R1200GS Adventure Tourer. The GSM’s lighter, more agile, and faster looking appearance is characterized by flowing lines, smooth surfaces and a part break-up that minimizes bulk. Its design is in contrast to the chunky and complex forms typical of ADV bikes.
MachineartMoto – MaMo is an adjunct business to Machineart Industrial Design that produces and markets specialized products for BMW motorcycles. The GSM served as a publicity platform to display and promote Machineart Moto aftermarket parts designed for current production BMWs, such as cylinder guards, windscreens, and fenders.
Photography: Mark Jenkinson markjenkinsonphoto.com
Our vision was to break away from the 2-wheeled Land Rover-like styling and develop a new image that is more beautiful and looks forward while retaining the essential GS attributes of toughness, comfort, versatility, and customizability.
Reducing visual bulk and weight was achieved via the shapes of the parts and their color breakup. The thick mid-section was broken-up with a contrasting red “butterfly” wing shape that wraps around the fuel tank and directs focus to a smaller area within the larger mass. In the side view a line begins at the nose, flows under the mid section and curves back up through the rear side panel elongating the shape and reducing the sense of height.
The body parts were modeled in SolidWorks CAD software after digitizing clay model surfaces.
Direct Digital Manufacturing – Parts were produced in ABS-M30 plastic directly from the CAD data using two Fortus 3D Production Systems (www.fortus.com) from Stratasys. Fortus systems use FDM eliminating the need to make tooling to mold plastic parts and allows easy revision and customization from one set of parts to the next.
A total of 16 parts were made in the large Fortus 400mc and Fortus 900mc machines, including two parts that served as the female halves of molds used to cast polyurethane foam seat cushions. That’s an example of direct digital manufacturing of manufacturing tools. The lower cowl near the exhaust pipes is produced from ULTEM, a heat resistant material option for the FDM process. This process enabled making body parts in less than a month, saving time over traditional prototyping methods.