Running a successful Kickstarter campaign can be hard. Especially when you set a goal of €200,000. According to Motion France, they chose such a high funding level to ensure that they could meet all of the costs to produced the fork in France. The Kickstarter did manage to raise just shy of €60,000, but due to the nature of the campaigns, all backers got their pledges back because the threshold wasn’t met.
So what does that mean for the wild looking Motion fork? Motion’s Director of Communication Thierry Leclercq says the project will go on. Stating that they are working on the last prototype which will refine a few details over the previous model, Motion will supposedly have rideable samples by 2017. The failed Kickstarter has forced the company to reevaluate their production strategies, but they still hope to ship forks by the middle of next year.
On the opposite end of the news spectrum, the Motion fork was recently given a design award along with Axena Design by the French APCI (Agency for the Promotion of Industrial Creation). Taking home the Star of the Observeur du Design 2017 from the award show hosted on the 16th of December, the award highlights the integration of technology and aesthetics.
More when we get it.