One of the most iconic motorcycles ever created “Honda Monkey” got a redesign for 2019 with the name “Jane”. The team at Viba did an incredible job to make the bike feel as fresh as possible but without losing its classic vibe. The bike features the first ever 3D printed fuel tank in a motorcycle.
This amazing creation is made possible thanks to the technology of SLM Solutions, project partner and leader in additive 3D printing. SLM Solutions and VIBA's designers have joined their know-how to combine design and technology. Thus the tank features an elegant surface finish and a reduction of fuel movement inside.
In addition to the weight improvements, the enormous advantage of this process is that it can create parts that can not be manufactured in a conventional way, such as the front mudguard incorporating a voronoï structure where the lenticular lighthouse is located, or the brake and clutch levers incorporating turn signals.
Also, it features a front rack that hosts a shopping bag while representing the spirit of Jane: practical, aesthetic, technical and fun, without a hitch. The front rack is printed in 1.5mm thick aluminum. In the same spirit, the saddle is dressed in an anthracite gray linen, highlighted by a strap in the orange hue trend.
Built with a simple goal in mind "Making everyday life easier with elegance"
One of a kind
Builder : VIBA / SLM Solutions / ROLF LENK
Tank: 3D Printed on an SLM®800 incorporating an internal structure to reduce the mass transfer due to the movement of fuel during braking and angles changes. Material: Aluminium (AlSi10Mg)
Luggage rack: Aluminium (AlSi10Mg) printed in 3D on an SLM®500.
Front mudguard: 3D printed on an SLM®500 incorporating a voronoi-inspired structure to support the lenticular lighthouse. Material: Aluminium (AlSi10Mg).
Gauge bracket: 3D printed on an SLM®280. The bracket also combines the upper handlebar riser. Material: Aluminium (AlSi10Mg).
Levers: 3D printed on an SLM®280. The levers integrate at the ends the LED turn signals thanks to their hollow body allowing the passage of the power wiring. Material: Aluminium (AlSi10Mg).
Saddle: Crafted in linen by a craftsman, Compagnon du Devoir
Projection Light: Lenticular 50mm. Housing printed in 3D.
Rear light: LED. Bracket printed in 3D
Made for you
The motorcycle is very limited with only 23 bikes ever made. If you are in the interested for a one of a kind, 3D printed components, limited edition bike, this is the perfect candidate.
Tank 3D Printed
Wheels Front: 120/80-R12 - Rear: 130 / 80-12
Brakes Single 220mm hydraulic disc, ABS - Rear: Single 190mm hydraulic disc, ABS
Engine Honda single cylinder 4 -stroke