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The Voltra is an electric motorcycle which uses product semantics to help create the sense of visual excitement and exhilaration so important in the appeal of motorcycles.
The Voltra is the result of research into motorcycling history, society and culture as well as technology, materials and manufacturing and product semantics.
The Voltra is an electric motorcycle which uses product semantics to help create the sense of visual excitement and exhilaration so important in the appeal of motorcycles.
The Voltra is the result of research into motorcycling history, society and culture as well as technology, materials and manufacturing and product semantics.
The Voltra is an electric motorcycle which uses product semantics to help create the sense of visual excitement and exhilaration so important in the appeal of motorcycles.
The Voltra is the result of research into motorcycling history, society and culture as well as technology, materials and manufacturing and product semantics.
The Voltra is an electric motorcycle which uses product semantics to help create the sense of visual excitement and exhilaration so important in the appeal of motorcycles.
The Voltra is the result of research into motorcycling history, society and culture as well as technology, materials and manufacturing and product semantics.
The Voltra is an electric motorcycle which uses product semantics to help create the sense of visual excitement and exhilaration so important in the appeal of motorcycles.
The Voltra is the result of research into motorcycling history, society and culture as well as technology, materials and manufacturing and product semantics.
The Voltra is an electric motorcycle which uses product semantics to help create the sense of visual excitement and exhilaration so important in the appeal of motorcycles.
The Voltra is the result of research into motorcycling history, society and culture as well as technology, materials and manufacturing and product semantics.
The Voltra is an electric motorcycle which uses product semantics to help create the sense of visual excitement and exhilaration so important in the appeal of motorcycles.
The Voltra is the result of research into motorcycling history, society and culture as well as technology, materials and manufacturing and product semantics.
The Voltra is an electric motorcycle which uses product semantics to help create the sense of visual excitement and exhilaration so important in the appeal of motorcycles.
The Voltra is the result of research into motorcycling history, society and culture as well as technology, materials and manufacturing and product semantics.
A photo of the physical model of the key/instrument panel of the Voltra motorcycle.
Sitting on a beautiful old leather jacket.
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Voltra Motorcycle

Voltra

Comments (39)
  • Front brake 'handle' is attached to the front brake master cylinder right where it should be- look again. Yes- rear beake pedal is missing: well spotted, you should be a detective. Clutch and gear shift? Its electric: direct drive: no gears, no clutch, like all the other electric bikes on the market..... Whats with the aggression anyway?

    11 years ago

  • WHOA!!! excellent brain storming!

    11 years ago

  • I agree with Jeremy, Dan your work's awsome. Great model and simple but purposeful design. Ignore the strange squid molester he's clueless

    11 years ago

  • LOL Coroflot comment drama! FTW! Great design Dan! Absolutely love the frame/seat visual design tension.

    11 years ago

  • Excellent detail! Love the material choices for cast metals and gloss carbon fiber. Only thing I would change is the texture mapping for the carbon fiber weave, its a little fractured. No biggie though, great design!

    11 years ago

  • i agree with WILLIAM, beautiful design so what catches my eyes is that carbon fibre arrangement! ITS AN HELLUVA DESIGN TOUGH! excellent !

    11 years ago

  • LOL!!! i sgree with JEREMY! anyways lets not make it an issue over a beautiful design im literally BOWLED i have a look at this everday! cant get over it !!! CHEERS!

    11 years ago

  • Thanks heaps for your c'ments! Its great to get some good f'back after 1yr of working on this project (Hons thesis) The rear brake pedal IS miss. as are many other parts (model wasnt 100% compl simply to meet deadlines) As for whether or not i 'know' bikes or ride squiddly, i grew up around them (dad racer), started pulling apart engines at 9yrs, restored 1st bike (Duc Pantah- im an old Euro nut), wear a jacket everytime i ride as does my gfriend etc Wait-why am i taking the bait again? lol

    11 years ago

  • beautiful concept!

    11 years ago

  • WOW!! that's one of the most impressive sketch boards ive seen! awesome work!. u have inspired me to work my ass off more!

    11 years ago

  • nice work!

    11 years ago

  • Nice work Dan. It's usually the details like mirrors, indicators, rear pegs (where needed) that are the difficult to get right. You can tell you know your bikes, as anyone else who loves bikes would be able to recognise the references.

    11 years ago

  • nice

    11 years ago

  • awesome !!!

    11 years ago

  • ...a real dictionary to proportions!!!..very exalted.!!..made it my favourite...keep on the excellent work bro...:)

    11 years ago

  • awesome detailing Dan! Well done!

    11 years ago

  • Very nice work! ;-) Are you using the motor housing as a structural part of the frame?

    11 years ago

  • Nice effort fella. This is really strong, especially for a thesis project. I have looked at this a few times now, the stance and proportion is good and I love the manx style horizontal split which connects through the underside of the seat the frame and the headlights. I really like honesty of the 'tank' and I also love that you haven’t hidden the ‘mechanical’ making a feature out of the electric motor.

    11 years ago

  • My only slight criticism, please don’t take this negatively, I think you could develop the form side panels a little; more volumetric shapes, vary the edge chamfers, brake the surface over a subtle feature line. If you are able to have a look at the ‘winglet’ panel on the new 2010 Multistrada. In side elevation photos it looks like a pretty flat surface, but when you see it in the flesh (I saw it at Eicma this year) and see the light move over it you get see the complexity of the form.

    11 years ago

  • Nice job. Im a sucker for trellis frames so I couldnt help but like your swingarm and upper body support (faux tank). Im sure the are probably hidden in the fairings but do you have the placement for the motor controller, onboard charger, power inverter, etc. figured out. Along with the batteries these items can take up a ton of volume, especially considering their need for proper ventilation and heat sinking. Once again great job and excellent attention to detail.

    11 years ago

  • Beautiful render. What renderer did you use.

    11 years ago

  • Thanks guys! It was done in VRay. The render was set up the night before the project submission date in a bit of a hurry. And youre right- now that i look at the carbon fibre weaves im kicking myself! The face of the instrument wasnt rendered; its a photo of a physical model i made.

    11 years ago

  • Thanks for your comments Mark! Its great to get feedback from such a respected m'cycle designer: Ive been following Xenophya for the last 3 or 4 years. Your comments were spot on: the good bits and the bad (const. criticism is always appreciated!). To be honest I could have managed my time better. I left no time to really refine the details which means Im now noticing loads of bits I wish Id done better! Doh!! That’s a lesson learned anyway…Thanks again Mark, I really appreciate your input.

    11 years ago

  • Thanks Tom! I focused less on the tech package than your ION project seemed to. I accounted for major proprietary parts in space allocation for feasibility but concentrated more on other areas. The trellis frame was an important styling element I was keen to use, however, its a monocoque main structure (i know- lots of issues there) so no frame work is hidden. Congrats on your project btw- I know how difficult the tech.side of these things is and youve done a great job! I wish I could ride it!

    11 years ago

  • This is pimp!! this rendo makes most current bikes go to shame!!! Your design is really impressive man.

    11 years ago

  • Sick design mate! hope this goes into production some day!

    11 years ago

  • Nice blend of wireframe and cowl cover

    11 years ago

  • Awesome render dude. sweet design too!

    11 years ago

  • Just a big thankyou to everyone who has taken taken the time to compliment my work- it means a lot. Thanks fellas.

    11 years ago

  • WHAT A NICE BOARD! congrats

    10 years ago

  • Very Nice!

    10 years ago

  • Excellent Sketch Page!!!

    10 years ago

  • Very Very Cool Work!!!

    10 years ago

  • Very Nice Work!

    10 years ago

  • wow it's awesome

    10 years ago

  • I love the color combination and the cool concept~I wanna owner this one~wish it not only stop on the concept phase :)

    9 years ago

  • GREAT what about intern details : )

    9 years ago

  • Awesome!

    9 years ago

  • cool project and renderings!

    8 years ago

Dan Anderson
Industrial Designer Sydney, Australia