This scooter has helped me sort out the transitions between the curves, and there is something distinctly playful here.
Here is the start of my reasoning, in a condensed form.
A motorbike is a mechanical device
I wanted to make a motorbike with organic forms, so that it humanized the bike. The forms I chose were biomimicry (animal) based turning the bike into something living breathing and hopefully with more of an emotional connection to the rider. This approach came from a high level of interest in Steam punk, where objects are unified into one ‘kinetic form’ and all parts link into each other.
Lightweight yet strong
A 125 engine isn’t the most powerful so weight is an issue, and a beginner on a motorbike would want to be confident about their ability to handle the bike if it starts to fall over.
16 to 22 year olds are old enough to have an established notion on pop culture and fashion, but young enough to still be controlled by it. My mood boards included as many modern references as possible to try create a form in a bike that doesn’t yet exist.