4. Rapid Prototyping


According to Dent, he and his fellow Kiska designers, once given a design brief, start their CAD drawings with something resembling the shape of a ball. By adding points at certain spots, then manipulating those points, they can come up with something that looks roughly like a motorcycle within an hour. Within a week a full-size clay model like this one of the Super Duke GT is possible. That blue box seen behind the white wall to the right of the frame is a milling machine, used to make rapid prototypes of various items from the subframes discussed earlier, to body panels and fuel tanks.