Through our team's combined experiences in various automotive businesses and disciplines, Savic Motorcycles have built a vehicle design and development process that is fit for purpose, highly adaptable, and appropriate for a lean, early-stage automotive business.
The process was developed, documented, and followed through the development of our C-Series prototype, which from the outset was designed as the foundational model for a homogenous development platform that could be expanded to accommodate multiple e-moto models.
To start the process, our lead designer, Dave Hendroff, produced a number of preliminary concept sketches for our flagship 60kW motorbike. The team then reviewed these sketches, selected the most favourable model, and developed the concept to create a clear design pathway.
A detailed design process then began, with the team meeting every few days to discuss progress of the conceptual 3D model. This required engineering input from the studio engineer, manufacturing input from the assembly technician, and electronics input from the electronics engineer.
This cross-functional process not only ensured that our final product would meet multiple stakeholder requirements and expectations, but helped cement the development of a cohesive and highly integrated engineering team.
From an aesthetic perspective, the team feels that the C-Series design has met and exceeded customer expectations, as demonstrated by the receipt of more than 100 vehicle orders - all without a single test ride.
Not only does the team sense that they have exceeded the design brief from the number of orders, but more than 90% of pre-ordering customers have also stated that the fundamental reason for their order was that they were drawn to the aesthetic style and appearance of the C-Series.