KIR Specialists- Motocross Camera Frame
KIR Specialists are an auto tuning company specialising in the design, development and manufacture of bespoke vehicles for operation within the film industry. Their clients include Hollywood production companies such as Universal and Paramount pictures, having worked on some of the largest action film franchises within the industry.
We worked with KIR Specialists to design a bespoke titanium frame used to mount high end camera systems to a Suzuki RM-Z450 motocross bike. The aim of the project was to create a rigid lightweight frame design that incorporated a common 80mm camera post at the front and rear of the bike. The frame was designed with a trellis style structure that hugged the contours of the motorcycle, allowing for rider maneuverability. The design was iteratively developed within FEA to provide the optimum balance between strength and weight. The design includes detachable mounting plates, CNC titanium yoke sections for increased rigidity and integrated polybushes to reduce vibration resonance between the motorcycle and the camera.
Some of the key services and tools used within this project are detailed below:
- Design specification
- Reverse engineering
- 3D Scanning
- Finite element analysis (FEA)
- Weight saving analysis
- Motion analysis
- Detailed design
- 3D CAD
- Engineering drawings
- Prototype manufacture