XJ600e: Knee scoops

Had a quick go at a loose human occupant package. 97.5 male %ile manikin and xj600 bike are to scale. When laid over a sketch it would seem that I am on the dot for the scoops at the moment when it is positioned in line with the intersection of bars that are normally under…

XJ600e: v2 front end & side

Started to think about body work at the side and front end. Knee scallops need refining. Really need to do a package to see where knees actually sit on 95th %ile male. Saw some leaf batteries in a e-motorbike and they looked wide so pushed out the body work to see what it would look…

XJ600e: Contours & details

Need to start thinking about surface contours for knees, air outlets for front intake (presuming batteries produce some heat) and to create more interest in places. Just doodling. Need to start sketching in perspective to get a better feeling for the forms. Preferring shorter seat and gap between tank, may continue with these features.

XJ600e: V2 stance

Pulled an underlay from the last photo of the frame to sketch on top of to help see if all is going in the right direction aesthetically. I like the lower rear wheel but feel either front drops of the rear needs pushing up slightly as it looks like it is squatting slightly at the…

XJ600e: Shorter tank

Experimented with a shorter tank in sketchwork to give more variability on the seating position. Also increased the height of the tank to raise ensure it is the highest part of the bike, a traditional stylistic factors of a cafe racer. not sure about the seat but think the farings and the covers under the…

XJ600e: Nobbly vs Race tyres

– Nobblies look much more interesting. – Nobbiles. More authentic, The great escape springs to mind. – Nobblies are my choice, more in proportion to the frame. Although some question the function of a nobbly tyres on a low bike with race posture and stance: – The seating position is head down, bum up, which…