RYCA Motors introduces first custom motorcycle with Augmented Reality
Los Angeles-based RYCA Motors celebrated its 10th anniversary by introducing a new custom kit- the CS-1X said to be the world’s first custom bike built with augmented reality (AR).
Los Angeles-based RYCA Motors celebrated its 10th anniversary by introducing a new custom kit- the CS-1X said to be the world’s first custom bike built with augmented reality (AR). The custom motorcycle was unveiled on StartEngine, a leading equity crowdfunding site. The kits will be shipped with FantomView, RYCA’s proprietary, a patent-pending app which allows users to customise their vehicles with augmented reality. The base model is a Suzuki Savage, which was featured in the CS-1 kit in 2010 and the new one has its proprietary augmented reality app Fantom View. The company’s FantomViewoffers a package for customers looking for a particular style and as they customise the bike. They can make real-time suggestions as well and the virtual parts simply snap into place, with no manual adjustment, and can be viewed from any angle. It all happens in real-time, for a convincing blend of real and virtual.
Casey Stevenson, CEO of RYCA said, “No trend in motorcycling has been bigger than the concept of customization, and now even the major OEMs design and market their bikes as a platform for endless personalization,”. “But finding parts and accessories for a specific bike and making sure they all work together can be a major challenge since there are thousands of parts made by hundreds of manufacturers,” he added.
According to Ryan Rajewski, COO of RYCA, “Augmented reality takes the guesswork out of shopping for OEM and aftermarket parts because you can see exactly how they’re going to fit and how they’re going to look before you buy them. It can also be used for tech support, maintenance, and repair in ways far beyond what is possible with written manuals or videos. We’re convinced it’s the future of parts, sales, and service.”
With this technology and new models, RYCA Motors is expected to stay ahead in the market trends.