The all new Honda Monkey was always going to be a sales success; packed full of nostalgia in an era of retro remakes, cheap to buy and easy to ride. Based around the framework of the Grom, the decision to make the Monkey must have been one of the easiest ever made at Honda headquarters. But little could they imagine that their entry-level commuter machine would so quickly be used as the basis for one of the most technologically advanced bikes we’ve ever featured on Pipeburn. French design house VIBA is back, with a sweet little lady they call ‘Jane’ and she’s taking 3D printing to the next level.
Designer Yann Bakonyi has never been a man to be confined by convention, always using the latest technologies from design to manufacture to produce an end product truly like no other. He’s already completed two limited production run motorcycles, with a mental MV Agusta and a Triumph Bobber tailored to the rich and famous. The success of both spurred him on to find an even greater challenge and a way to emulate his remarkable computer rendered designs in equally advanced physical form.