Sidecars are nearly as legendary as Royal Enfield itself. Design a sidecar for Classic 350, keeping in mind the safety aspects and show Royal Enfield is the next evolution in motorcycling
The study employed a mix of qualitative and quantitative research methods to comprehensively explore sidecar usage, user preferences, and market trends. Research methods included surveys, observation, field studies, and literature review. Primary research focused on understanding Royal Enfield's design philosophy and user preferences, while secondary research delved into the Royal Enfield Classic 350, sidecar history, and market competition analysis
Imagine its 6 in the morning, lovely sunday,
nice breeze outside, everything is just perfect
for a nice motorcycle ride....
.....and ride as you drift along with the wind, the sun rays gently falling over you, the scent of the sea salt in the air. You then tell your family about the entire voyage and how it felt when you get home. Your family listening to you also wants to experience this and you too would love to share that with your wife and children, it could also be your friends!
However, it goes without saying that you cannot fit everyone on one motorcycle, and a car simply cannot provide the same experience as a motorcycle.
This would be the ideal moment to get the sidecar for your motorcycle, so that you can accommodate your entire family safely without sacrificing the motorcycle-riding experience and sharing
the same with his family
Conducted a concise study on the Classic 350 frame, aiming to identify the most efficient mounting points for the sidecar attachment
Conducted a market analysis to examine competitors, their forms, and distinctive characteristics.
Identified promising opportunity areas for exploration during the ideation phase
Interview & field study
Engaged in interviews and field studies to gain deeper insights into the ideal target audience for the sidecar. Got the opportunity to sit in a sidecar, gaining valuable insights into its comfort and overall feel
Profession : Architect
Loves riding his motorcycle and wants to share the same experience with his family. To take his family on rides too, he thinks of attaching a sidecar to his motorcycle. He does not want the standard sidecar as it would require him to learn an entirely skill of riding while balancing the sidecar. He wants the perfect sidecar that is safe, comfortable and does not compromise on the experience of riding a motorcycle
The ideation phase comprised three stages: initial explorations, selecting a key sketch and detailing the final form, and ideating the interior, followed by frame design and seat ergonomics
A potential solution for enhancing stability in the Sidecar could involve the implementation of a mechanism inspired by the Piaggio MP3. The Piaggio MP3 employs a parallelogram linkage system that enables it to lean while maintaining stability. Similarly, this parallelogram linkage system can be adapted for use in the Sidecar
Safety features include side bars and seat belts, generous legroom, and convenient handles enhance overall comfort. A reliable suspension system ensures a smooth and secure ride.
Created a Blender model and rendered it to assess proportions, seating, and integration with the motorcycle
The Wingman is designed to enhance the rider's experience, preserving the motorcycle's lean factor. It focuses on delivering an optimal blend of safety, comfort, and performance
Attached to motorcycle on this side
Foldable safety bar
Asymmetrical visor for protection from engine heat and dust/dirt
Interior will have three variations that user can choose from
Wingman enhances riding with an aerodynamic design that integrates seamlessly, reducing vibrations and improving fuel efficiency. It features a dedicated stability assist system for enhanced cornering and maneuverability letting it lean with the motorcycle
The Wingman elevates the riding experience, maintaining motorcycle lean for safety and performance. Its aerodynamic form integrates seamlessly, reducing vibrations and improving fuel efficiency. Dedicated stability assist ensures balanced rides at lower speeds. Integration with the motorcycle enhances cornering, reducing sidecar lift. A fusion of classic design and modern tech, the Wingman appeals to diverse tastes, especially Generation Z, offering a unique blend of retro aesthetics and futuristic elements.
The Sidecar evolves with Royal Enfield motorcycles, tailored for models like the Classic 350 and others like the Himalayan. Adaptability makes it versatile for leisure or adventure. Potential additions include Hill Assist for off-road capabilities and battery storage for future electric models. As part of customization, Sidecars offer options for the Classic 350, ensuring a unified aesthetic experience.