This fender design was created for the Exo-bike Neutrino, a small, electric-powered motorcycle developed in Tallinn, Estonia. It was entered into a competition where the challenge was to redesign the fenders on the motorcycle, as the extrusion manufacturing technique used produced a fender that was too fragile and not the best looking.
With that in mind, the goal of the competition was to design and engineer a fender that used injection-molded ABS plastic, which offers durability and the ability to match the angular aesthetic of the motorcycle. The end result was inspired by the crisp lines of the F117 stealth bomber and the creases that an origami sculpture gives to paper.
SolidWorks 2011 was used for modeling and surfacing, and Luxology Modo 501 was used for the final rendering. The bike model and it’s components were created/assembled by Danny Tas and used for visualization purposes.