Company unveils first motorcycle designed for wheelchairs

9:03 AM, Jul 14, 2010   |    comments
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"It opens the road in a way that wheelchairs haven't had open to them in the past," Adaptive Automobility owner Kevin Durban said.

He says you can roll your way into a high-powered, fully road and track tested motorcycle designed for the wheelchair bound. The Mobility Conquest, now available through Adaptive Automobility, is equipped with a BMW engine that accelerates the tricycle to 60 mph in 7.6 seconds.

With six hand-controlled gears, a safety lock to keep wheelchair users secure, and a motorized back entry ramp, wheelchair users can now use the motorcycle independently - no assistance needed to operate.

"It looks unusual... like a Batmobile," CJ Snider, an army veteran injured in the '90s said. "It's big, sleek and powerful. It's comfy, easy to maneuver and I felt totally safe. When we were stopped on the road people would lean out of their car windows and ask where I got the bike."

Potential customers can visit Adaptive Automobility for test rides at their Denver office on East 76th Avenue or online at www.adaptiveauto.com.

Adaptable with both a manual and power wheelchair, Durban believes the Mobility Conquest puts power back in the hands of handicapped riders, who lost their ability to independently enjoy motorcycles.

"There are lots of other trikes out there, but they all require mobile transfer," he said.

(KUSA-TV © 2010 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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