XJ600e: BRAT / Cafe design?

Had a wee crack at simple brat style stance and panels with the 17inch wheels. The way it was set-up in the last photo it was too high. this still needs a fair amount of refinement and to visualisation from other angles but looks like it could be an interesting direction. Battery cooling is a concern. maybe some airflow from the scoops top and bottom behind the wheel and provide air-cooling as long as the intakes are weather proofed (electric and water don’t mix). The visual weight is centred forward. Classic bold straight bone-line. lowered bars & lights. Simple upholstered padded seat. Think the tank needs to be higher to stop it looking too tracker. However. Not completely convinced about the mechanical area behind the vanity side covers. does it need to look more techy, less techy. Quite like the covered wheels, probably a necessity for the rear hub motor. but cooling options for the motor need to be worked out.



2 Comments Add yours

  1. mig cernicky says:

    WHO ARE YOU!?!?! You are doing amazing work. Really really impressive work on all aspects. Our bikes are kelly/qs based as well. If you ever want to chat tech or need to bouce ideas, feel free to contact me any time. If you ever make your way to Los Angeles or to any of the US Electrctrify Expos, I would like to invite you to meet our team.

  2. Shaun says:

    Cheers MIG CERNICKY, I’m just a bloke teaching university loving the electric age. I’ve been told that there are better controller systems but I’ve enjoyed the Kelly kit. Easy to use and lots of knowledge about it.

    On another note; I wonder, do you offer any open source CAD data for the onyx frame? Being a creative guy, I love looking into new opportunities for current frames. Couple of examples of past work in the links below:


    In the past I have run student projects with bike manufacturers too, to explore different opportunities example below:

    Always happy to participate in such projects if you are looking to explore new directions.

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