9.9.15

SKETCHING

A different entry: my next "big thing" is still far from ready, so I think this is a good moment to begin showing smaller things.

A couple of hand sketches for an sports bike. I had spent a lot of time without hand-sketching (or hand-drawing at all) before these, so please don't be too hard.



*Note: I recently found a lot of hand sketches for motorcycles I made when I was about 16. I am still wondering wether I should show them. Probably not...

11.4.15

Zenator Board 50cc



Glynn Kerr is a great motorcycle designer. He is not only a great designer of actual motorcycles (such as the Fischer or some of the Voxan); he has also hand drawn many great motorcycle concepts. Most of the "Could be" concepts shown in magazines before the age of the Photoshop (and Oberdan Bezzi) were Glynn's.


He also is a great motorcycle design theorist. When I was a student, an Spanish magazine published a series of his articles, where he gave suggestions for future motorcycle designers. I remember the first one very well: Glynn explained there that, unlike cars, motorcycles are '2D' objects and tend to look flat; so it's important for a designer to give his motorcycle some volume, in order to avoid this.


OK, Glynn. I understand. But I'm trying the opposite. Just to see what happens, right?

18.2.15

Zenator Angry Bird




For my first 'real' post I want to introduce a crazy concept I have been thinking about for a long time: the Angry Bird, a two-stroke cruiser. I know a cruiser must be four-stroke, and most of people like this is not probably going to like the concept nor how its engine will sound, but hey, it can have other targets (or not, who cares?)

Why 'Angry Bird'? Well, I let you guess, I'm sure it's going to be easy. (Clue: there are at least 5 reasons)

Now, before the boring technical stuff, let's answer some questions.


16.2.15

Hello world!

My name is Gustavo, I am from Valencia (Spain) and work as a motorcycle designer.

Motorcycle design is not only my job, but also one of my favorite hobbies. I get paid for designing motorcycles during 8 hours a day, but I use to spend some more time doing it at home. In the concepts I work in at home is where I can leave my ideas fly and design bikes that I would like to ride, no matter if they're expensive to produce or have an small target.

I've created this blog to share my craziest ideas with you. I'm sorry if I keep the less crazy ones for people who's paying me. You understand, I know :-)

Hope you enjoy it!