TYPE 11 - PROTOTYPE ONE
Back to the initial conception of the Type 11 project; the Prototype One. The first contemporary motorcycle to come out of the Auto Fabrica workshop was destined to be radical and diversifying. Inspired by pure concept design and adopting styling born out of function seen in automotive and motorcycle racing, the Prototype One was continuously developed and evolved throughout the design and build process.
Traditional development in 2D sketching was at it's foundation but applying all their industrial design practices and knowledge at their disposal, the team continued the build's progression through CAD design and engineering, rapid prototyping and machining, digital and physical mock-ups resulting in a concept that pushed the boundaries of craftsmanship, technological advancements and design while also continuing traditional values and retaining the Auto Fabrica DNA. You can see how the creation of the Prototype Three has informed the form in many ways, the elegant hand made aluminium tank and fairing being a key evolution with the Prototype One's body taking this detail to the limits, almost impossibly wrapping the front fairing into the tank.
Extreme in all of its proportions and aesthetics, the performance of this machine matches it's looks. Being race and track focused, the Prototype One is stripped back and raw, from having the highest performing parts by the leading manufactures in the industry and performance driven details like the instant fuelling system, lightweight hand laid carbon fibre race seat unit and carbon fibre and nylon 3D printed components.