TORONTO-DESIGNED VANHAWKS VALOUR, HIGH TECH BIKE, WILL MAKE ITS DEBUT IN THE SPRING

VANHAWKS1 After years of development and a crowdfunding campaign that raised almost $1-million, the Vanhawks Valour is about to hit the road. The company has more than 1,000 orders for the carbon fibre two-wheeler that tracks cycling habits on a mobile application.  The bikes technology includes a Bluetooth connection that gives turn-by-turn directions, sensors for blind-spot detection, a GPS-equipped accelerator and LED indicator lights.  Plans are to build a smart bike network to discourage thieves. The network would connect all Valour bikes, tracking a bike’s last known location when two Valours are within 6 kilometres of each other.
Selling price – around $1,000.

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