The MV Agusta 800 RR Ballistic Trident Trident project, commissioned by MV Agusta to Winston Yeh, founder of Rough Crafts, pays tribute to the first supersports of the last century MotoGP, characterised by streamlined ‘dustbin’ fairings, a stylistic feature that the Taiwanese designers wanted to reinterpret on this incredible ‘canvas’.
While looking at old pictures with racing vintage GP, Winston noticed that these old GP bikes can be immediately identified from their full fairing. This was the visual reference that he wanted for his design, however the ‘vintage dustbin’ faces a lot of side wind. Additionally, the fairing needs to be made very wide, and turns must be restricted.
Winston wanted to solve this age-old issue, so this is the ‘modern dustbin’ he came up with, which turns with the forks creating super-narrow front and side profiles. From the top of the windscreen, the peak of the tank, to the top of the tail section–it forms a perfect line.
After the shaping was completed, it was time to turn attention to the finer things. Winston says, “All of the detail pieces just kind of fall together effortlessly, I even designed a set of vintage GP inspired wheels to enhance the look even more.”
The front fairing of the MV Agusta 800 RR Ballistic Trident was designed with a full-scaled 3D model, then carved from a huge chunk of wood, before it was molded into carbon fiber. The entire fairing can be mounted / dismounted in a couple minutes, with the clamp designed to fit a headlight without the fairing should somebody need to ride it on the road.
all images courtesy of MV Agusta