In 2010, RYCA changed the motorcycle customization game with their modular kits, helping thousands of garage builders turn average bikes into show-stopping cafe racers. Searching for new and better ways to help their customers select, configure, and install aftermarket parts lead them to a technology that is ideally suited to the automotive and powersports industries: Augmented Reality (AR).
To develop and test their FantomView prototype, RYCA created the world's first custom bike built with AR -- the tenth anniversary edition of their legendary CS-1 Cafe Racer. They are now developing FantomView into a fully-featured AR platform for the automotive and powersports industries, with individually tailored solutions for dealerships, manufacturers, and retailers.
RYCA has been featured on Jay Leno's Garage, LA Times, and Popular Mechanics.
Co-Founder and CEO
After college, Casey worked at NASA designing microgravity experiments for Space Shuttle mission STS-95: John Glenn’s return to space. Afterwards, he moved to Los Angeles to join a rock band. He met Ryan in 2002 through their shared interests in music production, and they’ve been working on innovative projects ever since. In 2010, he left his job as an I.T. manager to pursue interests in AR, robotics, and motorcycles. His design for a modular motorcycle kit received international acclaim and became Ryca’s first success: The CS-1 Café Racer.
Co-Founder and COO
Ryan built his first car at the age of 14, cementing his lifetime obsession with all things automotive. In college, he studied automotive technology, engineering, and digital media, and has since pursued a lifetime of motorcycle and auto-related careers. Prior to co-founding Ryca, he ran his own custom fabrication shop and was a cast member of the television production of “Ultimate Green Machine”. He has now expanded his love of vehicles into the world of Augmented Reality, helping to develop the first versions of Ryca’s AR technology.
Yohan is a pioneer in the field of Augmented Reality, with 25 years of experience in ground-breaking R&D. He developed AR vehicle systems for the US Army, deployed an AR assembly system for F35 fighter pilots, and developed one of the first visual-inertial hybrid tracking systems. He is the founder of the ARForum and was the general chair of the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality in Washington D.C. He is the author of over 30 publications with 6 published patents and a member of the IEEE Computer Society.