World Debut of New Motorcycle Brand: Vanguard Roadster

2018 Vanguard Roadster first look

The Vanguard Roadster is the first release of the new brand that also intends on building a Cruiser and Racer version as well.

Vanguard is unveiling its Roadster at the New York Motorcycle Show (December 9th to 11th)

Conceived, designed and built in New York City, Vanguard is an exciting, entirely new and wholly distinct motorcycle brand.

Vanguard, with its forward-thinking design and pioneering features, is a product without equivalent as well as a brand with the potential to bring new perspectives to the motorcycle industry.
Vanguard is excited to invite members of the media and public to come see its new Roadster in person. The world premiere is scheduled for the International Motorcycle Show in New York City on December 9th.

2018 Vanguard Roadster 117 cubic-inch engine

The Vanguard Roadster is powered by a 117 cubic-inch variation of the S&S X-Wedge engine teamed to a six-speed gearbox.

Form and function have never been more complimentary. The Vanguard Roadster has a striking contemporary silhouette, the result of clear and well-informed design decisions. The lines emerged from breaking everything down into rethinking needs and solutions.

The Vanguard Roadster is a running prototype, with production slated for 2018. It boasts many unique features including a frameless structural engine, unitized crankcase, integrated exhaust and a tablet-size digital dashboard with rear-view camera. The Roadster is the first of 3 motorcycles built on a common powertrain platform that will cover all riding positions: Roadster, Cruiser and Racer.

Vanguard Roadster unitized crankcase

The Vanguard Roadster has a frameless structural engine and a unitized crankcase.

Vanguard motorcycles will be assembled in New York City at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The modular construction, based on large sub-assemblies, revisits traditional manufacturing methods. Combined with worldwide sourcing and the support of key motorcycle vendors, Vanguard will deliver exceptional value and quality.

Starting at $29,995, a premium price within reach, the Vanguard Roadster is a strong alternative to current premium motorcycles. Selected dealers are signing up to be the ambassadors of this game-changing brand.

Vanguard is led by renowned designer Edward Jacobs and serial entrepreneur Francois-Xavier Terny. Together they form a dynamic team of drive and vision.
With a fresh perspective and unique approach, Vanguard promises to be a premium motorcycle brand of revolutionary effect.

Come see the world premiere at the International Motorcycle Show in New York, taking place December 9-11 at the Javits Center in Manhattan, booth #438.

2018 Vanguard Roadster Specs
Engine: 117 cubic-inch (1917cc) air-cooled 56-degree V-twin (S&S X-Wedge based)
Transmission/Final Drive: 6 speed / shaft drive
Target Torque: 110 ft-lbs.
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, 320mm X 2 semi-floating discs
Rear Brake: Brembo 2-piston floating caliper, 245mm disc
Rake Angle: 27 degrees
Seat Height: 32 in.
Wheelbase: 65.5 in.
Fuel Capacity: 5.5 gal.
Target Weight: 550 lbs.
Tires: Metzeler ME880 Marathon 240/40 VR18 or 200/50 ZR18 (rear); 130/60 VR18 (front)
Available: 2018
Target Price: $30,000