By Andrew Liszewski
It’s not uncommon to see a van or even a car that’s been specially converted so they can be driven by someone who’s confined to a wheelchair, but motorcycles are a different story. Until now, it’s been impossible for someone who’s physically disabled below the waist to enjoy the open road experience, but the Conquest, from a company called Mobility Conquest, changes that. As you can see in the photos, it’s not exactly your standard looking motorcycle, but its unique design allows it to be driven by a person in a wheelchair, while they’re still in their chair.
An automatic ramp at the back of the Conquest makes it easy to enter or exit the vehicle, and a simple locking mechanism ensures the driver, and a passenger, both remain secure during the ride. An 1170 CC engine gives the trike a top speed of 105 mph and a 0 to 60 time of 7.6 seconds, and a set of push button Kliktronic controls allow the driver to shift through all 6 gears (5 + reverse) right from the handlebars.
Somebody get me one of these. I really want to ride! I guess this is what Batman would ride if he were a cripple.