Designed, engineered and built in New York City,
Vanguard is an entirely new and distinct
premium motorcycle brand.

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DESIGN

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.

Edward Jacobs talks about Design 

ENGINEERING

We combine design and engineering, creating ready-to-manufacture parts and components directly within our CAD software environment…

Structural engine with a frameless design, the rotating tank allowing full mechanical access for an “under the hood” experience, and a fully digital dashboard including a rear view camera.

High-volume production processes will be used for our smaller batch manufacturing – allowing us to reach our cost targets and ensure production quality and compliance.

INNOVATION

Innovation is driven by necessity – as we’re 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.

Edward Jacobs talks about Innovation 

 
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINE
117 cubic inch (1917 cc)
Air-cooled 56 degree V-twin
(S&S X-Wedge based)
TRANSMISSION
6 speed / shaft drive
TARGET TORQUE
110 lb.-ft. (15.2 mkg)
FRAME
Frameless Structural Engine
FRONT SUSPENSION
Ohlins fully adjustable 48mm
REAR SUSPENSION
Single-sided swingarm
Ohlins mono-shock suspension
FRONT BRAKE
Brembo 4-piston calipers
2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs
REAR BRAKE
Brembo 2-piston floating caliper, 245 mm disc
RAKE ANGLE
27 degrees
SEAT HEIGHT
32 inches (813 mm)
WHEELBASE
65.5 inches (1664 mm)
FUEL CAPACITY
5.5 gallons (21 liters)
TARGET WEIGHT
550 lbs (250 kgs)
TIRES
Metzeler ME880 Marathon 240/40 VR18 or 200/50 ZR18 (rear) 130/60 VR18 (front)
 
 
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ABOUT

Designed, engineered and built in New York City, Vanguard is an entirely new and distinct motorcycle brand.
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.

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Edward JACOBS
Head of Design & Engineering, Co-Founder
Ed has been designing, engineering and bringing ground-breaking motorcycles to the road since 2004.

Born in Hartford, Conn., Edward Jacobs studied architecture and industrial design at Pratt Institute in New York City before interning at design studios in Austria. Upon completion of his post graduate studies, he spent two years with Oasis designing for architectural firms. A student of Eastern philosophy and martial arts, he spent one year in Kerala, along the southwest coast of India. He then joined Confederate Motorcycles in 2005, designing and engineering some of the most acclaimed motorcycles. He quit in 2011 to open up his own design studio in NYC, before co-founding Vanguard.

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François-Xavier TERNY
CEO, Co-Founder
A serial entrepreneur and expert in supply chain management and cost optimization.

Francois-Xavier Terny began his professional career in 1991 with Bain & Company, then created his own consulting firm, Masaï, in 1996 as a firm specializing in industrial cost optimization. In 2006, having reached $25m with 100 professionals in 12 offices in Europe, US, Japan, China and India, he accepted a competitor’s offer. Since then, he has been a Board advisor, General Manager and Investor to various companies, including a motorcycle company. He worked in Private Equity, at an newly established family office in NYC before co-founding Vanguard.

CAREERS

Vanguard is currently looking for the next talents to join the team !
Current opportunities are posted here and updated regularly

For general career inquiries, you can also send
your resume and cover letter to info@vanguard.nyc

CONTACT US

 





Vanguard Moto Inc.
Brooklyn Navy Yard, Building 152
63 Flushing Ave, Unit #199
Brooklyn, NY 11205

phone: +1 718 246 5300

info@vanguard.nyc