"There was a little girl", is what people will say after seeing a Jane by VIBA down the street. Without further references to Jane Fonda or to the drama which made her famous, of course ...

Viba Motor fully represents what design represents in the world of two wheels. No futuristic solutions just to amaze, but an elegant style not screamed, which stands out the shapes and does not change them as it did for this little Honda Monkey and how it had done for the other bikes that we previously showed in other positions. What struck us, in addition to the final result, was the technology used to make parts of this bike. 3D printing has allowed us to create complex parts such as the alveolar structure tank. This type of processing represents the future for the construction of particular components

Designed from the new generation of the iconic Honda Monkey, Jane, playful, could not take herself too seriously, as John Lennon or the Jackson Five, driving feverishly the iconic version from the 70’s. But melancholy isn’t VIBA’s business, and because it seems ridiculous to associate mobility and austerity, Jane is transcending several concepts to unite them : elegance, innovation, design and accuracy, which are essentials to any objects of style. VIBA is highlighting the craftsmanship from the 21st century, through the smart use of 3D printing, to find a clean design and simple values, aiming simple mobility, with style and smile.

As world premiere, Jane features an aluminium 3D printed fuel tank thanks to SLM solutions technology, which is part of the project team, and leader about 3D printing machines. Even Audi used their knowledge for some rover parts for future missions on Mars. SLM Solutions and Viba’s designers have joined their savoir-faire to combine design and technicality. Therefore, the fuel tank has an elegant surface finishing, aside from the added functionality reducing fuel movement inside the tank.

Besides the weight improvement, the biggest benefit of this technology is to design parts which are impossible to make by other manufacturing techniques, such as milling. With the example of the front mudguard, integrating a voronoï structure where the lenticular headlight is, or even the levers with turn signals integrated.

The front rack, heading front, host a shopping bag, and represents the spirit of Jane : convenient, stylish, technical and playful. It’s also printed in 1.5 mm thick aluminium, by 2.0 craftsmen from Rolf Lenk’s additive manufacturing specialists. In the same way, the saddle is dressed with an anthracite grey linnen, highlighted by a trendy orange strap.

If Jane is more Neo than Retro, it goes further the technical aspect to make natural desires simple: move gracefully, make everyday life easier with elegance. Based on the production Honda Monkey, Jane is developing this mischievous and light spirit, keeping this bike’s qualities, suitable to modern life conditions. It remains accessible to everyone with the low saddle height, the small optimized low consumption engine, or the reliability of all parts allowing moving without limits.


Builder : VIBA / SLM Solutions / ROLF LENK
Model : Jane
Base Model : Honda Monkey
Engine : 125cc
Tank : 3D Printed on an SLM®800 incorporating an internal structure to reduce the mass transfer due to the movement of fuel during braking and angles changes.
Print Time : 27h22.
Material : Aluminium (AlSi10Mg)
Weight : 3280Gr.
Luggage rack : Aluminium (AlSi10Mg) printed in 3D on an SLM®500.
Print Time : 18h.
Material : Aluminium (AlSi10Mg).
Weight : 1175Gr.
Front mudguard: 3D printed on an SLM®500 incorporating a voronoi-inspired structure to support the lenticular lighthouse.
Print Time : 14h
Material : Aluminium (AlSi10Mg).
Weight : 430Gr.
Gauge bracket : 3D printed on an SLM®280. The bracket also combines the upper handlebar riser.
Print Time : 2h50
Material : Aluminium (AlSi10Mg).
Weight : 110Gr.
Levers: 3D printed on an SLM®280. The levers integrates at the ends the LED turn signals thanks to their hollow body allowing the passage of the power wiring.
Print Time : 2h40
Material : Aluminium (AlSi10Mg).
Weight : 52Gr (embrayage) 57Gr (brake)
Saddle :  Crafted in linen by a craftsman, Compagnon du Devoir
Projection Light : Lenticular 50mm. Housing printed in 3D.
Rear light: LED. Bracket printed in 3D


 Jane is not an original concept intended to be displayed in the museum of no-future prototypes. A small production strengthens the purpose of VIBA, based on the elders Lara and Qora. Orders will be assembled on request during 2019 season. Jane is impatient to overrun coasts roads and urban centers to share it’s idea of freedom.

Contact :
Yann Bakonyi
Head Designer
+33 6 87 33 65 58

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