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Vanguard Moto Inc.

Vanguard Moto Inc. is creating a game-changing Premium Motorcycle brand, designed and built in New York

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Designed, Engineered and Assembled in New York City

Vanguard Moto Inc. is a premium motorcycle design and manufacturing company looking to disrupt the premium motorcycle market with a contemporary design and a modular assembly process.
 
Vanguard was born from the meeting of Edward Jacobs, a recognized motorcycle designer and engineer, and Francois-Xavier Terny, an entrepreneur and former consultant, expert in supply chain and cost optimization.  Francois-Xavier and Edward began incubating the Vanguard journey in 2013.  The concept and the prototype were financed through founders' equity and seed capital.  Vanguard needs your help to get to the next step.

Francois-Xavier Terny, CEO & Co-Founder

Invest

$8/share | If you invest you're betting the company will be worth more than $8M in the future.

Perks

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)

We are Creating an Iconic Premium Motorcycle Brand

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.

Our First Release: the Vanguard Roadster

  • Structural engine with a frame-less design
  • Single sided rear swing-arm with drive shaft
  • Integrated exhaust
  • Rotating tank
  • Digital dashboard with rear view camera
  • Top of the line components from S&S, Brembo, Ohlins, Bosch...
  • $30,000 expected retail price
  • Available 2018

We Found an Opportunity in the Motorcycle Industry: the Premium Segment

Price Point

Starting at $30,000, Vanguard offers the rider a strong alternative to current premium motorcycles from established manufacturers. 


I am the General Manager and Owner of Ducati Triumph New York. Our dealership has had a relationship with Vanguard since the Company’s founding. We have seen the motorcycle designs and are confident that the new brand has great potential for success in the market. Mototainment looks forward to becoming one of the first dealers to carry the brand. Not only is the brand positioning itself in the growing market for premium motorcycles, but Vanguard offers an attractive unique design and a “Made in New York” message. We have a strong inclination that Vanguard’s offering will resonate well with our customers."

Steve Radt, Owner, Ducati Triumph Dealership (New York)

The premium segment

The premium motorcycle segment is a $3 billion market worldwide characterized by growth, high margin and resilience. The market is not properly addressed by incumbents who essentially soup-up their mass models and sell them at premium prices (between $25 and $40k). 



Integrating Design with Technology

Modular Construction

The key to the Vanguard motorcycle is its modular design. Its patent pending modular assembly process has redefined motorcycle manufacturing. The modular design allows Vanguard to create three different motorcycles from one common platform.

Unitized Crankcase

Unitized crankcase with an  integrated exhaust system with advanced heat shielding, swing arm with shaft-drive and encapsulated rear suspension.

Rotating Tank

The tank on the Vanguard Roadster is designed to rotate around a single point, to allow for easy access to critical engine components while providing a under the hood experience lacking in the motorcycle industry.

Digital Dashboard

The Vanguard Roadster is designed with a fully digital dashboard, allowing for keyless PIN code access to the motorcycle and the integration of a first in class rear view camera.

Technical Specifications

Engine
117 cubic inch (1917 cc), air-cooled 56 degree V-twin (S&S X-Wedge based)
Transmission / Final Drive
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)

A 21st Century Motorcycle Company Owned by its Supporters

Here at Vanguard we embarked on a long, ambitious journey to bring a new premium motorcycle brand, designed and built here in NY, to market.



Since we began this journey we have been very stealthy, and have only shown the Vanguard Roadster to friends, family, and early investors.  Now that we have launched at the New York City Motorcycle show on December 9th, we can share with you what we have built. 


We want you, our supporters, to help us bring the Vanguard Roadster to market. 



We are Ready for the Next Step

Invest Now to Bring Vanguard to Production

Dear prospective shareholder:


Vanguard was born from the meeting of Edward Jacobs, a recognized motorcycle designer and engineer, and Francois-Xavier Terny, an entrepreneur and former consultant, expert in supply chain and cost optimization.  Francois-Xavier and Edward began incubating the Vanguard journey in 2013.  The concept and the prototype have been financed through founders' equity and seed financiers.  The current capital raise will finance the development of the prototype that will lead to the design freeze, followed by the pre-series and the production phases with a target to sell our first 100 bikes to market in 2018. The Company and production line are based in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where Vanguard intends to create more than 100 direct jobs in the next five years. 


Thank you for your trust in us.


Francois-Xavier Terny and Edward Jacobs

Words from our Investors

Vanguard was born from the meeting of an outstanding designer and an expert in supply chain and cost optimization. I invested in Vanguard's seed round because I believe in the team core competencies and business acumen heavily focused on value creation for consumers and investors.

Claude-Olivier Coutant

I invested in Vanguard due to my confidence in the CEO as an entrepreneur and business leader.  FX built a company in my same industry in France that was the market leader in Europe and sold it successfully several years ago.  Plus the bike is amazing and it might turn me into an enthusiast.

Tom Beaty


I was impressed early on by the CAD drawings but really fell in love with this incredible machine when I viewed the prototype.  A rare combination of strength and elegance, it has clearly been meticulously designed from end to end with no detail overlooked. I believe this bike will excite motorcycle enthusiasts, especially at this price point, and will  really shake up the motorcycle industry.  

Steve Petrow

As a serial entrepreneur and start-up investor, what’s not to like about this disruptive business?  A CEO with previous start up success, a truly exceptional designer in Ed, a well thought through business plan, and most importantly – a radical and extraordinary bike!  I believe this will be the talk of the motorcycle industry.

Simon Henderson

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The issuer may incur other Irregular Uses of Proceeds which may include but are not limited to the following: vendor fees and salaries and/or expenses paid to the Company’s directors or officers or their friends or family, any “Administration Expenses” that are not strictly for administrative purposes, any “Travel and Entertainment” expenses, and any repayment of inter-company debt or back payments; provided however, that the foregoing fees or expenses, as applicable, exceed $10,000.

Offering Summary

Our Company

             Vanguard Moto Inc. is a motorcycle design and manufacturing company looking to disrupt what we are calling the “premium motorcycle market”, by developing and distributing motorcycles having contemporary designs using a modular assembly process.  We are seeking to set a new standard in the premium motorcycle industry.  We define the premium motorcycle market or industry as follows:

Design : Bringing motorcycle design to the next level, thanks to integration and careful consideration – as opposed to the traditional way of assembling components.

Pricing : Occupying the price gap between traditional manufacturers and “exotic shops”: $25,000 to $45,000 retail.

Innovation : Offering right away some of the technical innovations that are usually seen on “concept motorcycles” which only showcase what will trickle down slowly over the years.

Customer Experience : Re-thinking distribution and service, upgrading brand standards and elevating customer service to create a premium ownership experience.

This Offering

 

Securities Offered
Maximum of 120,000 shares of Series B Non-Voting Common Stock ($960,000)
Capital Stock Outstanding before this Offering
958,334 shares of Series A Common Stock
Common Stock outstanding after this Offering (assuming the maximum sold)
958,334 shares of Series A Common Stock
120,000 shares of Series B Non-Voting Common Stock
Use of Proceeds
The net proceeds of this offering will be used to conduct proof of concept prototype testing and to begin the process for production prototyping for our first production motorcycle model and for working capital.
Risk Factors
Investing in our shares involves a high degree of risk. As an investor you should be able to bear a complete loss of your investment. You should carefully consider the information set forth in the “Risk Factors” section of this offering circular.
Additional benefits
(1)  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.
(2)  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
(3) 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).

 


The following summary description of our financial statements is not intended to be complete and is subject, and qualified in its entirety by reference, to our Financial Statements, which are attached as Exhibit B to Form C.

The Company will not incur any irregular use of proceeds.


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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$392,735.00 USD
$976.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$312,211.00 USD
$976.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$597,246.00 USD
-$24.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Vanguard - an inside look at the development of the Roadster.

25 days ago

We have been very busy over the past few months, and we wanted you to discover how the Vanguard Roadster sounds and rides. 


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