Here’s a project built by “Team Motorcycle,” students at the University of Minnesota, they added landing wheels for a motorcycle that is coming to a stop, enabling a paraplegic to ride a two wheeler.
Ryan sent me a note:
The bike was designed for Scott Tyson, a paraplegic of 15 years following a motorcycle accident. Next weekend, Scott’s friend Andrew Hightower (adviser to the students for this project) will bring the bike up to Calagary, Canada to provide Mike with his dream ride into the Rocky Mountains (Banff, Alberta).
I don’t have any specifics about the foot control modifications for rear brake and shifting, but the wheels look like they work quite well. This is a great project where the students tackle a real world problem and come up with a working answer.
We’ve seen some other neat products, like the Boss Hoss Advantage trike for disabled riders, but this one keeps the rider on 2 wheels instead of going to a trike. It may not work in all situations but it’s certainly a nice option.
Great work guys!
Thanks Ryan, for the tip!