In the final design, I want to get rid of the gap that is seen on almost every motorbike, between the front fender and the front of the bike, to allow the suspension travel of the front wheel.
The low nose without gap, will for sure create a distinct look, but has also positive effects on aerodynamics.
To allow this "low-nose-look", the choice is made to use a "Hossack-style" suspension. Different options have been explored , but finally I end up with a pure Hossack dual lever suspension, actuated through steering rods with a Middleton link.
The short fixed forclegs, front wheel and front fender will turn in the headset. The headset and windshield will be connected to the frame with both Hosssack links.