Steve Pritchard started a company called Mo2or (how do you pronounce that?), with the goal of creating a motorcycle based on rider input. You fill out a form on their website answering questions about what you consider your ideal bike, engine size, frame type, body, seat, etc. and after they gather input for a while, they’ll begin the design phase and eventually produce a finished motorcycle.
The company is small, Steve has a background in marketing with Triumph, Mazda, Ford and others, and after reading a magazine where riders were complaining about what motorcycle companies were producing, he decided to start a company where he asked everyone first before building the bike. Hmm, …
I wish Steve and Mo2or all the very best, and though I support anyone willing to jump in and work on a project of their own, trying to crowdsource your way to a winning design is going to be tough. It takes no effort or commitment to fill out a wish list. If a company builds a bike based on those wishes, that same person may say, “Very nice, maybe if I get some extra money some day I’ll think about buying one.”
Perhaps, if they narrow their target or qualify individuals in some manner before asking questions, the input may be more meaningful. Getting some sort of commitment up front would make their input far more reliable, too. Just gathering the dreams and wishes of whoever stops by their website and using them as a guide seems a bit dicey, but we’ve all seen some pretty radical ideas turn into successes so, let’s see what happens. If you would like to add your input, be sure to head over to their site and indicate your preferences.