Start-up American motorcycle manufacturer Vanguard launches first model

Laura Thomson

A new American motorcycle brand is to launch its first model, and with it an intention to take on the big names of the industry.

Vanguard Moto Inc was set up in 2013 by Francois-Xavier Terny, a former management consultant, and Edward Jacobs, a motorcycle designer. So far, it has built a total of one motorcycle – a 1.9 litre V-twin Roadster, which wouldn't look out of place on a Meccano box.