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Each year, the Progressive International Motorcycle Show attracts some truly innovative (and some truly wild) two-wheeled concepts. Back in 2016, an emerging startup by the name of VANGUARD Moto used the event as an opportunity to unveil the very bike you see before you.
As the product of three years’ worth of development, it was a fully functional prototype of what should have been the New York-based company’s first production model: the Roadster. Despite its undeniably futuristic appearance, the bike was anything but vaporware. It featured real-world components from Brembo and Öhlins, and it incorporated many ambitious-but-possible concepts such as a “frameless structural engine,” a unitized crankcase, as well as an integrated exhaust. If the big V-twin looked familiar, it’s because it’s the same S&S X-Wedge used by the likes of ARCH and Curtiss (Confederate) motors.
At the time, the vision was promising. VANGUARD had arranged the factory, the suppliers, and the financing. Even the bike’s intended $29,995 MSRP seemed reasonable (especially when you consider that other ultra-high-end designs would run you more than double that number).
As things would have it, though, VANGUARD Moto would not survive to see its Roadster enter production. The company filed bankruptcy in 2017, shuttering its doors and liquidating its assets. After covering its initial testing mileage, the prototype was converted into a collection piece, the only existing copy of the machine.
Due to the fact that this bike is a prototype, it does not have a VIN. The seller acquired it from the VANGUARD liquidation following the company’s bankruptcy in 2017.
True mileage is unknown.
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