Unknown Choppers, a Texas shop building custom choppers and frames, was looking to fund a new project called Frantom-R, an aggressive looking and sounding enclosed trike intended to provide a driving experience like no other. motorcycle or trike. Its features include a full roll cage, seat with seat belt, touch screen radio, GPS navigation, a rear view video camera, etc. (watch video after the jump)
To raise money they turned to an online company called IndieGoGo. This company, launched in 2008, is a collaborative way to fund ideas. Founded on the principles of opportunity, transparency, choice, and action, IndieGoGo provides all the tools to raise money for any new project/cause/venture.
To turn its Frantom-R project from concept to production and market it faster, Unknown Choppers started a crowd funding campaign on this IndieGoGo website. In just 15 days (out of the total 45 days of the fund raising campaign ending April 6th) they have already raised more than $60,000 while their original goal was $50,000. The extra money raised will go towards more equipment to accelerate the marketing of the Frantom-R enclosed trike. Contributions start at $1 and each funding gives you perks like your name listed on their site, exclusive behind the scene updates during the build process, exclusive t-shirts and much more. So, if you want to participate, go to IndieGoGo Unknown Choppers. If you want to start your own crowd funding campaign for a motorcycle related project, let me know. I will be interested to report your progress in raising money.