American motorcycle manufacturer Vanguard is looking to make a name for itself, and their debut motorcycle will definitely help with that. The stunning Vanguard Roadster shows off an industrial yet entirely modern aesthetic approach, but rest assured this concept bike is fully functional.
Set to debut at International Motorcycle Show at Manhattan’s Javitz Center, this thing is in a league of its own. The engine acts as an integral part of the frame, the exhaust has been built right into it, and other technical features include rear-view cameras and much more.
There’s a feeling of massive, sturdy overengineering throughout the Roadster, from the giant triple clamps back to the monstrous single-sided swingarm and curved aluminum disc that serves as the 240-section rear wheel. Wherever you look, you see aluminum shining through.
The Roadster is a massive, frameless naked bike built around and upon a giant 1917cc v-twin engine – a modified S&S X-Wedge, a 56-degree v-twin. Each part individually looks great, from the tail unit to the slim 21-liter tank, The dash is a tablet-sized color screen that also serves as a mirror. The riding experience is handled by black Ohlins gear , while six tiny LED-based lights help the rider keep on track. Come 2018, you might need to spend $30,000 to own one of these. Totally worth it!