These fairings are made from a variety of materials, such as:
- Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic
- carbon fiber
Bottom line: For street/road motorcycle
GoMotoTrip manufactures aftermarket fairing with ABS plastic due to its strong, flexible and lightweight advantage.
Besides that, using injection molding to melt and inject the ABS plastic into the mold cavity. Constant pressure is applied to allow for material shrinkage. The plastic then cools and hardens in the mold. In this way, Injection molds allow for uniform thickness throughout the entire piece.
It gives the most accurate end product that fits well. It is how we make our plastics nowadays.
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic
Bottom line: For track/race sportbike
GoMotoTrip manufactures race fairing with fiberglass which is made of woven fibers, such composite is well known as glass-reinforced plastic (GRP).
As you knew, fiberglass fairings are commonly used on the race track due to its lighter, durable than ABS plastic.
It’s not easily got damaged, even it does damage, it could be repaired by applying new layers of woven fiberglass cloth mixed with a polymer such as epoxy over the damaged area, then sanding and finishing.
BMW S1000RR 2009-2014 #111 Race Bodywork