PINNIPED | Recreational snowmobile

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  • Background. A snowmobile’s engine is loud, you sit highly elevated and you need to hold on not to fall off. While test driving a snowmobile, a classmate got lost on the designated area that as a square, flat field, because she was focused on the machine. 
     
    Design. The Pinniped concept proposes a more peaceful step in the evolution of snowmobiles. The package is rearranged to move focus from controlling the machine to enjoying and taking in nature.
  • Controls have been moved to the side to allow the rider to focus on nature rather than on steering. Push and pull the handlebars to steer. Pull both handlebars to break.
  •  Lean to desired side for sharper turn.
  • Process.
  • Moodboard.
  • Sketch development.
  • 1:5 claymodelling of the chasis.
  • 1:5 claymodel with reference mannequin.