Boss Hoss is coming out with the Advantage Trike for the wheelchair bound individual who has the desire to ride one of their big V8 powered trikes. A wheelchair lift is hidden in the rear of the trike and all controls are hand operated.
There aren’t many trikes offered specifically for wheelchair use, the Martin Conquest, based on a BMW, is one that comes to mind, but this is the only one in the U.S. that I’m aware of.
From Boss Hoss:
Boss Hoss Cycles, manufacturer of America’s ultimate V8 powered cycles, has teamed up with V-8 Performance, Inc., creators of the Hossfly, to produce the Boss Hoss Advantage Trike, the first wheelchair accessible trike that is tailored specifically to the disabled rider. The new Advantage Trikes are scheduled for release in September 2008.
The trike has been designed with a wheelchair lift built into the chassis, which is hidden by the fiberglass truck-style trike body. All the controls of the trike are hand operable to accommodate individuals that do not have, or have use of, their legs. The Advantage Trike was designed with a simple aftermarket conversion to the Boss Hoss Truck trike, and can be purchased exclusively through local authorized Boss Hoss dealers.
“We want our riders to know that it’s not their disabilities, but their abilities that count,” says Rad Hunsley, president and COO of Boss Hoss. “We have riders with a variety of handicaps that love our trikes. We are now offering those that do not have use of their legs the freedom to ride!”