"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 ...

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.


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.


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




VIBA, created in 2014, with an approach close to the coachbuilders of the golden age, while using modern tools. Each project is developed and designed in our design studio. The guiding thread of VIBA is to use design to promote new technologies, while retaining a craftsmanship to offer a series or a unique model.


SLM Solutions

The German-based SLM Solutions Group AG is a leading provider of metal-based additive manufacturing technology. SLM Solutions focuses on the development, assembly and sale of machines and integrated system solutions in the field of selective laser melting.

SLM® technology offers various options in the metal-based generative manufacturing to build parts, such as a new design and geometric freedom, lightweight construction through the reduction of build part weight, significant advantages in terms of production speed and the manufacturing of internal undercut build parts in low quantities.


Rolf Lenk

Rolf Lenk Werkzeug- und Maschinenbau GmbH is a medium-sized manufacturing company that relies on state-of-the-art technologies. For several years now, the company has been manufacturing highly complex metal components for its customers using the additive manufacturing process. The key to success is the examination of the technology and the component to be manufactured.