Crowdfunding

  • Campaigners oppose off-roading in the Lake District – and are raising money for a legal battle.

    Campaigners oppose off-roading in the Lake District – and are raising money for a legal battle.

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    Campaigners are launching a legal challenge to the Lake District National Park Authority’s decision NOT to ban off-roaders from farm tracks on hills between Little Langdale and High Tilberthwaite. The recent developments follow a long campaign to get 4x4s and trail bikes banned from the tracks – as a result of noise, damage and conflict…

  • BIKESYSTEMS launches its all-new BIKEHUD. British-built technology for the 21st century biker. And you can ORDER yours NOW.

    BIKESYSTEMS launches its all-new BIKEHUD. British-built technology for the 21st century biker. And you can ORDER yours NOW.

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    Back in 2013 BIKESYSTEMS launched the world’s first motorbike Head Up Display system, BIKEHUD – and now the next generation BIKEHUD’s gearing up for official release. Speaking about BIKEHUD, founder Dave Vout said: “Our first BIKEHUD was very much an early-adopter product. We wanted to put so much more into the product, but back in…

  • NEW GEAR: A wiper for your motorcycle helmet. The Wipey.

    NEW GEAR: A wiper for your motorcycle helmet. The Wipey.

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    The brain-child of a team of Slovenian inventors, the aptly-named Wipey is a clip-on windscreen wiper for your motorcycle helmet. And if you want to get in on the action, they’re now about to start crowdfunding to mass-produce the clever bit of kit. We’ve all been there. The rain’s coming down and you’re not travelling…

  • ARC set to launch CROWDFUNDING campaign for its VECTOR – and YOU can invest.

    ARC set to launch CROWDFUNDING campaign for its VECTOR – and YOU can invest.

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    British electric motorcycle start-up Arc is gearing up to launch a crowdfunding campaign to get its Vector into production.   Following investment from Jaguar Land Rover’s Venture Capital fund InMotion Ventures – Arc is set to launch the second phase of its multi-year fundraising programme. The campaign is set to go live on Crowdcube on…

  • Photosensitive visor from Shetters. CHANGES COLOUR dependant on weather.

    Photosensitive visor from Shetters. CHANGES COLOUR dependant on weather.

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    Shetters has created a photosensitive screen with a built-in microchip that’s able to darken and lighten in tenths of a second. Admittedly, these kind of photochromic visors have been kicking about for a few years now – but, previously, the technology hasn’t quite been up to scratch. The main problem was the time it took…

  • Skully back in business with its updated AR smart helmet

    Skully back in business with its updated AR smart helmet

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    The Skully smart helmet project was first launched back in 2013, achieving fame and fortune with its record-breaking crowd-funding project – but three years down the line Skully were having a tough time of it, folding before making it into full production. Thousands of riders backed the project early, contributing $1,500 to get their hands…

  • Could you be the future owner of Ducati?

    Could you be the future owner of Ducati?

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    MotoCorsa, the top Ducati dealer in the USA has thrown its name into the ring as a potential buyer for the iconic Italian brand – and they’re looking for $1.6 billion to help make it happen. There has been a lot of rumours flying around over the last few weeks, as it emerged that VW…

  • Video: Built in GPS at your fingertips with the TurnPoint!

    Video: Built in GPS at your fingertips with the TurnPoint!

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    The TurnPoint is a Bluetooth-enabled GPS device that embeds into a specially made motorcycle glove, and connects to a smartphone app to provide turn-by-turn directions.   The brainchild of Lab Brothers, an Atlanta based technology start-up; the awesome little gadget uses a Bluetooth connection and LEDs to tell you which direction to go. Lab Brothers…

  • Want to see this bike in production? $5,500 will help Kickstart it!

    Want to see this bike in production? $5,500 will help Kickstart it!

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    You may recognise this bike from a few years back when it was revealed at the EICMA show in Milan as a concept bike by Carterham Bikes. Back then the bike was called Brutus, but now it has appeared again, under a new (and let’s be honest, a bit dull) name, the SUV 750. The…

  • Visorcat bids for £150k funding via Angels Den

    Visorcat bids for £150k funding via Angels Den

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    Visorcat, the innovative safety device for users of full-face visors, is seeking £150,000 investment through the crowdfunding site Angels Den. The company needs the cash to lower its manufacturing cost and enter new markets. “We’re looking forward to interacting with the Angels Den investors,” said Jill Boulton, the company’s managing director. “Angels Den has a…

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