conceived, engineered and built in new york city, vanguard is the brand new, premium motorcycle brand created at the heart of the metropolis. with a unique approach to design, the vanguard ‘roadster’s’ clean lines emerged from refining everything down, then revising needs and solutions: production, form, and function are in perfect harmony. it features a striking, contemporary silhouette, with a frameless structural engine appearing to be ‘afloat’ as the pièce de résistance.

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‘floating’ engine capacity: 1917 cc

 

 

the vanguard ‘roadster’ is a running prototype, boasting various unique features including a unitized crankcase, integrated exhaust, plus a tablet-size digital dashboard with integrated rear-view camera. the ‘roadster’ is the first of three vanguard-projected-motorcycles built on a powertrain platform that can cover all riding body positions: racer, roadster, and cruiser. 

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features tablet-size digital dashboard

 

 

with production scheduled for 2018, vanguard motorcycles will be assembled at the brooklyn navy yard. the design is based on an approach where each individual part and component is there for a reason and has a true purpose; placing usefulness or practicality before subjective attractiveness, celebrating utilitarianism. the bike’s modular construction, based upon sub-assemblies, revisits traditional manufacturing methods. the new-york based manufacturer aims to deliver exceptional value, and quality, without compromises, with the support of key motorcycle retailers.

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production scheduled for 2018

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engine provides structural support 

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integrated rear-view camera

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the exhaust is hidden discreetly in the seat 


the overall design celebrates aluminum unabashedly


the motorcycle is equipped with a powerful minimalist engine


the design has been based on assembly


target weight: 550 lbs (250 kgs)

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