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Yamaha YZF-R1 -15 'DSL' by DSL-FZR
Yamaha YZF-R1 -15 'DSL'
I don't like the new Yamaha R1 that much and I wrote about it in the last bike design I submitted here. It's many new interesting design features but it's not a good whole. I read a comment saying that it looks like a patchwork and that's exactly what I mean. Therefore first of all I made the triangular piece of the side fairing in the same color as the frame as that takes away one of the patchwork pieces that doesn't fit in.

The first thing you must get correct are the proportions. Here the front and the rear is too short compared to the tank so I dragged them out. This also contributes to a clearer direction forward. The proportions are based on the -98 and -04 R1. The front is too upright compared to the rear and that also enhances the static impression. I cut it off as on the -98 R1 and also made the windscreen as on the -98, more horizontal contributing to a faster look.

Of course this is just my point of view and I'm still not happy with how it looks. Would prefer to design it more from scratch but still keep many of the cool new design features. But I just had to make a Photoshop transformation to see how it would look with the basic things sorted out :)

Original: cdn.yamaha-motor.eu/product_as…
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Sportbike Sketch 'R1' Render by DSL-FZR
Sportbike Sketch 'R1' Render
I made up my mind about the new Yamaha R1 quite fast. I was down at the EICMA show in Italy and was really excited. But I knew that I probably wouldn't gonna like the new R1, although it would certainly have some interesting design features. And that was exactly what happened. I was at the show with a clay modeler and a bike builder and we all actually agreed regarding the looks. First of all the proportions are weird. The rear end is too short compared to the tank and the front. The front doesn't stick out as much as it should. Then we all simply said that "it's bad design". With that we meant that it's no concistency. The sharp rear end doesn't at all match the round tank. The front fender looks like it's from a different bike. The triangular piece on the side fairing is just awful. Then we have the lines. There were so many areas where the lines just didn't match. One example is the area where the frame connects to the sub frame and the plastic cover for the tank is above. Just terrible. That were our main thoughts about it. So I had this Photoshop sketch at home that I had to do some colouring on. The purpose with the sketch was to make a bike with a clean but still aggressive design and focus on good proportions. So I decided to simply do a colouring scheme that would fit a new R1 on it. So this is how I would have preferred it! :)

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Sportbike Sketch 'Falken' Render by DSL-FZR
Sportbike Sketch 'Falken' Render
So, finally I rendered this bike sketch in Photoshop and I really like it. The main purpose was to make a sleek but still aggressive, fast looking bike with good proportions and kind of a minimalistic, clean design. Now I have to do a cool paint scheme too, any suggestions?
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Sportbike Sketch 'Falken' Shadows by DSL-FZR
Sportbike Sketch 'Falken' Shadows
Did a fast "sketchier" version with shadows to give it some life :)
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Daniel Salquist Landin
Sweden
2005 - 2008 Technical Program with focus on Design, De la Gardiegymnasiet in Lidköping.

2008 - 2011 Design Engineer Program, University of Skövde.
- Bachelor of science in engineering with specialization in Product Design Engineering.
- Bachelor of science with a major in Product Design Engineering.

2011 - 2013 Industrial Design Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology.
- Master of science in Industrial Design Engineering
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DSL-FZR Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Almost done with some secret design stuff now, hope I can share it soon :)
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DSL-FZR Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Soon finished with a sleek motorcyle design in Photoshop! :)
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DSL-FZR Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Much to do at work, drawing requests and design... But now I know what I will draw next :)
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RACING-IS-MY-LIFE Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

weru nice art .. :)


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DSL-FZR Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Thanks! Always nice to hear :)
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marmicminipark Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

ALL your work is very impressive, continue to do a great job !!!

 

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DSL-FZR Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Thank you! So nice to hear that. Your work is also very impressive! :)
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DSL-FZR Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
I'm working on an extensive drawing now of an Isle of Man contender. It's a Swedish guy who I met during a trackday and the drawing will take some time. Maybe I put up something else in the mean time :)
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DSL-FZR Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
A bike is coming up soon...
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DSL-FZR Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Much to do in school now with the master thesis, so it's hard to find time to draw. But I'm longing for it, soon...
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