What makes his designs special is his way of looking at things. With his clear vision and thought process. He puts his soul in his creativity.
With clean and sharp design lines that combine with some cool paint schemes put in his designs, we have Remy ROLAND from France who is essentially behind this influential work and we are super excited to talk to him.
- Do let us know a little bit about yourself?
Remy : My name is Rémy ROLAND and I’m a french designer. Passionate about motorcycle and drawing since my childhood, and thats the reason I wanted to mix both, also this is why I took design in studies.
I started my design studies with a bachelor in Product Design at Bellecour Ecole in Lyon, then i finished my Master degree in Transportation Design at ISD Rubika in Valenciennes.
I was involved in various internships like at Baak Moto in France and Bottpower in Spain.Since last two years I am working in the french electric motorcycle brand: Electric Motion.
During my free time, I work as a freelance designer under the name 2R14-Design.
- Why the name 2r14?
Remy : The name 2R14 arrives from my initials RR and 14 also this is my date of birth plus the year of the beginning of my design studies. This is when this story began.
- How did you entered in this field?
Remy : In June 2018, I decided to start an Instagram account in the way to post Photoshop renderings of custom motorcycles and concepts.
The idea is to share my passion, my job and allow people to visualize what could be their motorcycle dream.It was just for fun but now more and more people are interested about my work.
- What is the most important component of motorcycle as per you?
Remy : For me, the most important parts on a motorcycle are the fuel tank, the frame and the engine. It’s the identity, the soul of the bike.
But on my side, when I design a motorcycle, I take care of all the parts and all the details because all are visible.
- What are the challenges that you face while designing the motorcycle?
Remy : The challenges when I start a design project on a motorcycle are:
– Design something new, with nice details.
– Design something workable on the paper and also in real.
– Design something with a nice balance, nice shapes with a coherence between all the parts of the motorcycle.
- Is there any motorcycle model that you love the most?
Remy : I have a Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 and I love the design of this bike.I love lot of motorcycles, old or new, custom or not and with various styles.
For example: Ducati 998, Ducati Panigale, Buell, Peugeot 103, Alta Motors, Cake Kalk, BMW Nine T, MV Agusta Superveloce, Honda RC30, Aprilia RS 250 and a lot of other!
- Typically what is timeframe that is required to get the entire motorcycle design ready?
Remy : It depends on the project.For side view like what you see on my Instagram, it takes around 8-10 hours of work.
For a concept bike like my Bottpower internship project, with sketches, renderings, 3D modeling and 3D printing mock up, it’ takes around 7 months of work.
If you want to see it, here is the link of my project: Bottpower Remy Roland Project .
For a production motorcycle, it may take few years.
- How do you think to bring clean lines in your designs?
Remy : My inspirations, products that I like the most have clean lines, simple shape and I inject my inspirations and my design touch inside my designs.
- What is the most important aspect that one should remember while designing the motorcycle?
Remy : For me, the most important aspect that I have always in my mind when I design a motorcycle is the feasibility.
Sometimes you can see on internet or the social networks projects that are very nice but impossible to build.
And I think that the role of a designer is to make people dream, find new solution for the future but with a notion a feasibility, is the way to progress.
- How do see yourself five years down the line?
Remy : At the moment I can’t tell you, but I have a lot of projects (design and others) in mind and in progress! Stay tuned a lot of news and projects are coming for 2020 and more ;).
Do follow Remy on Instagram for his latest designs and concepts.