Harley Davidson XR1200x Fan Art Staff Pick

  • June 06, 2016
  • Blender 2.8x
  • Render: Cycles
  • Creator: TimoShch
  • License: CC-BY
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The model of a XR1200x motorcycle by the legendary Harley Davidson company.

Renders at my ArtStation profile.


  • coroca profile picture

    Fantastic model, great detail.

    Written June 07, 2016
  • Jarmynt profile picture

    I love a great rig and this is just delightful. A great model to learn from. Thanks for the share :D

    Written June 07, 2016
  • Logicitself profile picture

    Hey, im a 17 year old aspiring rigger/modeler, I saw your motorcycle model and rig, and i was really impressed. I actually made a car version of it, but a lot less skillfully and less detailed. can you take a look, and maybe use it for one of your own products or projects? it would make me proud to see an expert use my creation and improve on it. A lot of the features in your video actually made it onto my rig, but it seems like you figured out how to fix some problems i ran into like how to make the body move up with the wheels. if you could look at it and make it better, that would be great. thank you, and i love your work!

    Edited June 07, 2016
  • timeman profile picture

    Wow, just epic ! :o How many time you took in order to create this please ?

    Edited June 08, 2016
  • TimoShch profile picture

    Thank you, guys! I'm glad you like it. It took me almost 3 years (!) to complete this project, so at times I just hated this motorcycle (though I didn't spent all that time on this project alone). But at the end of the day almost all I know in CG now (not that I know much, I have many things to learn yet) I learned through this project: modelling, UV-unwrapping, texturing, shading, rigging, lighting, postprocessing, you name it.

    Edited June 08, 2016
  • mediaklan profile picture

    so at times I just hated this motorcycle ... lol ^^ I know what you mean here and can undestand this ... issue. And that's an amazing work, thank you for sharing !

    Written June 10, 2016
  • marekv profile picture

    Wow! From time to time someone puts a AAA model on Blendswap - for free!! :-0 thanks a lot!

    Edited June 09, 2016
  • marekv profile picture

    Why isn't this a staff pick?

    Written June 09, 2016
  • ventera profile picture

    Very impressive rig, however when keyframe animating forward and then turning the bike around and then moving forward again, the wheel rotation acts weird on playback, almost as if it does not know in which direction to rotate.

    Written June 10, 2016
  • TimoShch profile picture

    Yeah... there is such an issue. It's due to how I implemented wheels autorotation: it depends on the main bone (root bone) Y location, so it works only if you move the rig roughly in Y direction. For example, try to rotate the rig 90 deg. along the Z-axis and then to move it in "new" forward direction (that is X-axis): autorotation will not work at all.

    You can check drivers for autorotation yourself (who knows, maybe you'll be able to implement something better): the bones are called "wheel(Front/Rear)RotAuto" on the 7th armatures layer.

    Written June 10, 2016
  • fsocas profile picture

    Awesome! Good job.

    Written June 11, 2016
  • TimoShch profile picture

    Thank you!

    Written June 12, 2016
  • DanPro profile picture

    Congrats Timo! This looks great. Your rig is wonderful! One of the best I've seen.

    Written June 12, 2016
  • TimoShch profile picture

    Thank you!

    Edited June 12, 2016
  • BlenderGE profile picture

    MUST FETURED, must!!!!!!!!!!

    Edited June 13, 2016
  • Mathayias profile picture

    Wow, that's is a fantastic rig right there. I love it. i would love to know how you rigged the auto engine on?

    Written July 04, 2016
  • TimoShch profile picture

    Thank you. I'm currently making a series of "how-to" posts about this motorcycle rig. So, welcome

    Edited July 05, 2016
  • Mathayias profile picture

    Thanks.. I can't wait for the series!

    Written July 07, 2016
  • TimoShch profile picture

    I'll post again (in case you haven't noticed the link in my previous reply), it's already in progress at blenderartists.org, join the discussion.

    Written July 08, 2016
  • panbeep profile picture

    Great model and material setup. Thanks for sharing! Here are my renders in OctaneRender engine: https://www.behance.net/gallery/46281361/Harley-Davidson-XR1200x

    Written December 12, 2016
  • TimoShch profile picture

    Cool! I like it!

    Written December 12, 2016
  • panbeep profile picture

    Thanks! :)

    Written December 13, 2016
  • Assist profile picture

    You are great. Keep it up.

    Written February 20, 2018
  • TimoShch profile picture

    Thank you, good sir!

    Written February 23, 2018
  • SandraDau profile picture

    Looks very nice! great work

    Written April 20, 2018
  • TimoShch profile picture

    Thank you!

    Written April 20, 2018
  • Coinspinner profile picture

    This is amazing. Tyvm for posting such a great work for us to learn from!

    Written January 16, 2019
  • TimoShch profile picture

    You're welcome!

    Written January 17, 2019
  • Anxhelo24j profile picture

    can't download :(

    Written January 29, 2020
  • Blendzilla profile picture

    Hey pics look amazing, but we cant download it. keeps going to 404 error page...

    Written February 04, 2020
  • tosan profile picture

    404 error

    Written February 25, 2020
  • Drayldan profile picture

    Can't download as well! :(

    Written March 11, 2020
  • TimoShch profile picture

    Sorry, guys( I don't know what happened. I tried to reupload blend file, but it seems nothing changed. I contacted the Blendswap team regarding the error, but still no answer.

    Written March 14, 2020
  • johnroper100 profile picture

    Hi, do you mind re-uploading this blend?

    Written April 24, 2020
  • visualizer2015 profile picture

    404 error.

    Written April 18, 2020
  • rominou profile picture

    You're absolutely crazy ! Thanks for sharing ;) !!!!

    Written June 05, 2020
  • TimoShch profile picture

    Seems all working again! No more 404 error)) By the way if you want this model with rig, you can buy it here:




    Written June 17, 2020
  • jedinht77 profile picture

    amazing Thanks for sharing

    Written August 21, 2020
  • deutchs profile picture

    This is good, still after almost 5 years

    Written May 30, 2021
  • ShanzArtz profile picture

    Respect!! Absolutely love your work man:)

    Written December 25, 2021
  • sherlockohms profile picture

    Great Detail! Thanks!!

    Written May 14, 2022
  • carmenmorrxs profile picture

    Hello. I don't know how to enable the rigging. I open the blend project but I can only see the model, no rigging

    Written June 24, 2022