Vanguard Roadster

 

 

 

Make Model.

Vanguard Roadster

Year

2018

Engine

56 degree V-twin (S&S X-Wedge based)

Capacity

1917 cc / 117 cu in
Cooling System Air cooled

Max Torque

149 Nm / 15.2 kgf-m / 110 lb-ft

Transmission

6-Speed

Final Drive

Shaft

Frame

Frameless Structural Engine

Front Suspension

Ohlins fully adjustable 48mm

Rear Suspension

Single-sided swingarm, Ohlins mono-shock suspension

Front Brakes

2 x 320 mm Semi-floating discs, Brembo 4-piston calipers

Rear Brakes

245 mm Disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper

Front Tyre

130/60 - VR18, Metzeler ME880 Marathon

Rear Tyre

240/40 - VR18 or 200/50 - ZR18, Metzeler ME880 Marathon

Rake

27o

Wheelbase

1664 mm / 65.5 in

Seat Height

813 mm / 32 in

Dry Weight

250 kg / 550lbs

Fuel Capacity 

21 L / 5.5 US gal / 4.6 Imp gal

Note: The above specifications are provisional and will be updated as soon as final specifications become available


Blurring the lines between motorcycle design and industrial sculpture the new Vanguard Roadster is a jaw-dropping creation whether you love or hate its style.

But whatís really surprising is that this isnít a show bike, a custom one-off or a mere concept model. Itís the prototype for a bike thatís planned for production in 2018 with a surprisingly down-to-earth price projected at $30,000 in America.

Designed, engineered and built in New York City, Vanguard is an entirely new and distinct  premium motorcycle brand.  The owners, Edward Jacobs and Francois-Xavier Terny say the following:

"We created our own language, staying away from the ideas of heritage and nostalgia, using utilitarian, modular and functionalist approaches...

Utilitarian, as we place the usefulness or practicality before subjective attractiveness.

Modular, as we combine functions in a way that simplifies manufacturing and servicing.

Functionalist, as we strive to create parts and sub-assemblies not only functioning well together but also bringing a visual and technical balance.

"Innovation is driven by necessity Ė as weíre challenging and re-thinking motorcycle parts, components and technical functions...

A unitized crankcase with an integrated exhaust system, an encapsulated rear suspension and a shaft drive, combining several functions usually separated and using shielding materials from the architecture and aerospace worlds.

We are also introducing a modular approach to manufacturing that reduces mounting time, quality issues and allows us to build three different models with a common platform."

Source: Vanguard Motorcycles