Gala 279, a cargo motorcycle

Gala 279 is a final project of a student group of product design: Silvia Arch, Marc Capdevila, Edgar Melero y Miquel Vallribera, graduated students from ESDI, ESDi, Escola Superior de Disseny de Sabadell.Gala-279-students-projects-proyectos-estudiants-more-with-less-design-magazine-06This team of young designers develope their project observing Barcelona. A dense city of population but especially about its car traffic. A place where the private vehicle gain protagonism. Actually, one of the most important properties of this traffic is the high proportion of displacement are made by vehicles of four wheels, that recquire more space.Gala-279-students-projects-proyectos-estudiants-more-with-less-design-magazine-05

Gala 279, is the redesign of the motorcyle for transport packages on a city with a dense traffic like Barcelona.

Gala-279-students-projects-proyectos-estudiants-more-with-less-design-magazine-03Thanks to the communication and shopping online, people makes more commercial transactions and sendings, all those objects are transported with a means of transport from the shop to the costumer’s door. This fact made the user more demanding and wants more speed.
Gala-279-students-projects-proyectos-estudiants-more-with-less-design-magazine-10Viewing this context, Gala 279 propose a two-wheel vehicle, agile, fast and not voluminous: a cargo motorcycle. A vehicle that allows this speed and agility for move around the city like Barcelona, that can enter in narrow and ancient streets. Gala 279 can go door to door. An advantage of the distribution on motorcycle is the moment when the deliverer are making the delivery, the vehicle doesn’t blocks the pass of people and vehicles, as a cargo van does.
Gala-279-students-projects-proyectos-estudiants-more-with-less-design-magazine-08Gala 279 creates a cavity of 25 litres of volum where we normally found the tank. An ideal space for the helmet and personal objects. Another space with more capacity, 100L, for storage, boxes… Those spaces are suitable thanks to the team of the project, that thought about the relocation of the engine and tank on the rear part of the motorcycle.

The two cavities are covered by a resistant fabric skin that allows an easy and fast use. At the same time allows a lightweight motorcycle.Gala-279-students-projects-proyectos-estudiants-more-with-less-design-magazine-04A motorcycle perfect for messaging and delivering service, although they present other types of use like an ambulance for a first help. Gala 279 is the vehicle that needs Barcelona in a near future. Reason why many people of the design and automotive area have fixed ther eyes on the project. The motorcycle is presented on Disseny Hub Barcelona and in the Mercat d’Idees Disseny de Barcelona of Barcelona Centre de Disseny (BCD). Also with a close collaboration with big providers like Honda and Michelin.Gala-279-students-projects-proyectos-estudiants-more-with-less-design-magazine-01