650cc Motorcycle Vehicle Support
Zonsen decided to develop a new touring bike around the 650cc Engine acquired by Norton
A completely new brand CYCLONE was specifically created as premium brand for this model and for future high-end ones
Zonsen asked Ricardo to develop the new chassis on the basis of a platform concept layout to equip twin engines
Ricardo developed a new chassis layout from a blank sheet including concept phase for innovative solutions.
Styling definition was carried out through many different sketches and then a 3D rendering and virtual reality tool was used for style approval.
A 1:1 scale mock-up was created and concept verification undertaken through running mule vehicles. Ricardo defined the layout of the vehicle including - engine, chassis, body, E/E and accessory and used CAE analysis for structural chassis parts.
Ricardo managed the prototype vehicle development including pre-series vehicle testing enabling vehicle dynamics and performance set-up.
Lastly Zonsen's factory in China received support for industrialization, SOP, and vehicle dynamics and performance set-up.
Reduced time to market: SOP in about 18 months from clean sheet.
Client satisfaction: special mention to Ricardo included as added value in Zonsen’s promotional video of the Cyclone 650.
Bike well received by the customers since the first presentation of the mockup at the Chongqing expo 2020.
Long-standing relationship: Ricardo recently confirmed as partner of Zonsen.