The start-up project Vanguard Moto of New York has launched a crowdfunding program to finance production of its futuristic, modular design, the Roadster.
"Designed, engineered and built in New York City, Vanguard’s mission is to bring a new premium motorcycle to market. With an advanced take on design and a unique approach to engineering, manufacturing and sales, Vanguard is redefining the premium motorcycle. Our first release, the Roadster, is a contemporary motorcycle priced to bring true value to the rider."
The projected price – $25-45,000 – leaves quite some latitude, and will depend on eventual production scale and costs, and of course the success of the investment plan. At this point Vanguard has raised $125,000 of a $960,000 goal, with a deadline of March 31, 2017. The minimum investment is $104.00.
"An investor who purchases at least 124 shares (an investment of at least $992) will have priority access to the pre-order list (limited to the first 200 production motorcycles) and receive a photo book of the Vanguard Roadster prototype.
"An investor who purchases at least 625 shares (an investment of at least $5,000) will additionally receive a die cast model of the Vanguard Roadster prototype,"
"An investor who purchases at least 1,250 shares (an investment of at least $10,000) will additionally receive priority access to early VINs on the pre-order list (first 99 of 200 units)."
An ambitious project indeed. We wish them luck.