Piaggio is known as the official distributor of Aprilia motorcycles in the market and its designer, Miguel Angel Galluzzi, believes that self-driving motorcycles will not be possible in the future. Galluzzi was a graduate of Art Center College of Design and he is the head of Advanced Design Center of the Piaggio Group based in Pasadena. He, on the other hand, believes that two-wheel vehicles should be powered by solar energy in the future thus the owners will not depend on using fossil fuels alone.
Galluzzi is a native of Argentinia and graduated from Art Center with the Transportation Design course in 1986. He is currently focused on larger issues such as regaining the public’s imagination when it comes to motorcycle. These two-wheeled vehicles have always been a symbol of fun as well as contemporary virtues including sustainability, future-facing as well as cost-effectiveness.
It was in 1993 when he designed the Ducati Monster which was known to be the original version of the naked bike. This is now the foundation of many minimalist designs in the automotive industry. It also set the standard for the performance of bikes with good aesthetic value.
Up until this day, custom motorcycle builders prefer to use the Monster as their platform because of the simple elements included in it. Ever since the release, the Ducati Monsters have been made into 300,000 different variations based on the original concept that was created by Galluzzi.
In his most recent interview, Galluzzi said that he does not agree with the concept of creating self-driving motorcycles. He believes that motorcycles represent romance as well as passion. This is the main reason why youth of today’s generation are buying vintage bikes because they wanted to be in touch with something they have lost. This is the same principles that govern those who still buy vinyl at this age.
Galluzzi said that he envisions a future where two-wheeled vehicles such as Aprilia motorcycles will be using alternative energy. He wanted a future where his motorcycles will be able to use the power harnessed from the sun and ride the same vehicle to work where he can recharge it and use it again when he goes home.