The MM-570 started life as a 2001 Husqvarna TE570 trail bike. The bike was converted into a supermoto platform, fitting 17 inch wheels front and rear, stiffening the suspension and dropping the bike 4 inches. The desire to run this patina'd 1976 CR360 gas tank meant the original side-by-side radiators needed to be relocated. I opted to run a single larger radiator up front and set out to design an all-in-one guard that would mount the radiator and headlight pods to the stock triple clamps.
My original plan was to have the grille CNC cut from a block of aluminum. I attempted to keep the piece as shallow as possible to keep cost down. In the end the design was suffering and cost was still too high so I switched manufacturing methods. Below, the center piece and backing brackets would be water jet out of 12G sheet metal then formed on a brake. The perimeter frame would be bent out of 7/16" solid metal rod. This was very cost effective and allowed the design to have a little more three-dimensionality.