Have you ever dreamed of having your own motorcycle simulator at home? Well, Spanish tech start-up LeanGP looks set to make it possible…
Gamers out there will be well aware of the abundance of accessories available for car racing games. For a few extra quid you can piece together your own driving simulator, with a seat, pedals, a gear lever and a steering wheel. But aside from visiting an arcade, what options do you have if you want the same experience on a motorcycle? Well, Spanish startup LeanGP has created a unique motorcycling simulator for the average consumer.
Salva Felip, CEO of LeanGP, said the idea of turning it into a commercial product came in May 2017 – and by July 2017, they had joined Lanzadera, a business incubator supported by the multimillionaire owner of Mercadona, Juan Roig. The start-up then launched a Kickstarter campaign to try and gauge interest, and raise funds – and in just 48 hours managed to hit its target. So, LeanGP looks set to be the first company to market an affordable video gaming device made exclusively with motorcycling in mind.
At the moment, the foldable LeanGP prototype works with MotoGP17, Ride, Ride2, GP Bikes and the newly released Tourist Trophy Ride on the Edge across PC, XBOX ONE and PS4. But the LeanGP lads are still hard at work, with their minds firmly set on the future – as they look to include all elements of a motorcycle such as a clutch, a gear change lever, a rear foot brake, forced-feedback engine (to simulate G-force).
The first units were available on Kickstarter for 699 Euros, but they’re currently up for 899 Euros – which is a significant saving from the expected retail price of 1199 Euros. To check out the campaign, and save a few quid on your LeanGP simulator, click HERE.