Tea, SD (PRWEB) December 18, 2009
Mobility Works has announced they will be the exclusive US distributor and manufacturer for the Martin Conquest wheelchair accessible motorcycle. Martin Conquest chose Mobility Works as its strategic partner in the US and manufacturing of the motorcycle will be centered in Akron, Ohio.
Bill Koeblitz,one of the founders of Mobility Works, stated, “We are honored to be chosen to introduce the first production wheelchair accessible motorcycle to our physically challenged community here in the United States.”
After an exhaustive search, Mobility Works was chosen by Martin Conquest, based on their longstanding commitment to the physically challenged community. According to Mark Allen Roberts, who will head up Mobility Conquest, “We look forward to helping physically challenged members of our community reconnect with their passion for riding motorcycles. Statistically, 4% of the population ride motorcycles, and we are excited to provide our Conquest trike to help consumers with physical challenges from the waist down enjoy the ride again.”
With more than 300 inquiries concerning the Martin Conquest in the past three months alone, the demand is expected to be quite high for this wheelchair accessible motorbike.
For consumers in wheelchairs, the dream of riding a motorcycle has long been a thing of fantasy. The few motorcycles that were produced were custom affairs, available only to those with connections or sufficient funding to have such a vehicle commissioned.
Mobility Conquest, founded to manufacture and distribute these motorcycles in the US, offers access to some of the most powerful, high-performance road machines anywhere, designed by and for consumers in wheelchairs.
The heart of the vehicle is the front end and engine of a BMW R 1170. At a glance, the bike offers a 0-60 speed of just 7.6 seconds (with wheelchair adaptation), 15-second quarter mile time and a top speed of 105 mph. Maximum output is 109 bph, thanks to the 1170cc engine.
However, the real story is the adaptive chassis. Drivers will board the bike via a remote controlled rising and lowering ramp at the rear. The chassis provides tremendous stability, as well (transforming the bike into a trike). The Conquest also features six forward gears, full reverse and an electronic parking brake.
Safety features for drivers include a wheelchair locking system, which features a push button release, as well as hydraulic front and rear racing disc brakes, operated from a single lever. The clutch is thumb-controlled, thanks to a 2-button Klicktronic system for semi-automatic operation. The Martin Conquest is also in compliance with all US Federal laws and guidelines for handicap accessible vehicles.
Finally, disabled persons can have the amazing freedom offered only by a motorcycle – the freedom to feel the wind in their hair, as the bike roars down the pavement, all without leaving their wheelchair behind.
To find out more about purchasing the Martin Conquest, or how this wheelchair accessible motorcycle can be of use to you, visit the company at MobilityConquest.com.
About Mobility Conquest: Mobility Conquest was founded by Bill Koeblitz and his partner Taylor Clark of Mobility Works, in partnership with Martin Conquest of the UK. Mobility Conquest will be the only authorized manufacturers and distributors of this powerful, wheelchair accessible motorcycle.
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