Saint Paul, MN (Vocus) March 13, 2010
The Mobility Conquest wheelchair accessible motorcycle made its debut to the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association members at the 19th Annual NMEDA Conference February 10-12, 2010. The conference attracts and educates members from all around the US each year to explore the broad range of opportunities available to dealers. The conference provides educational, professional and business development opportunities to dealers and members as well as serves as a venue for introducing the latest technology, services and industry trends in the mobility industry.
This year, the Mobility Conquest was officially introduced to the mobility industry. Two wheelchair accessible motorcycles were available at the show, with one available for test-drives in the parking lot of the Grand Sierra Resort. Dealers were provided with the opportunity to sign up to represent the bike. For consumers, this means additional opportunities to view and test-drive the Mobility Conquest wheelchair accessible motorcycle.
In addition to the opportunity to represent the bike in different markets across the country, dealers were also offered the chance to take the Conquest on a test drive. Kevin Lowry of Mobility Works in San Jose, California found his ride particularly exhilarating, as he had not been on a motorcycle in over 34 years after a motorcycle accident at the age of 19 left him a paraplegic. Lowry broke his back in a flat track racing accident in which another motorcyclist ran over him. The last street bike that Lowry had ridden was in 1976. The closest he had been to riding was when he strapped his feet to the pedals of an ATV with a bungee cord.
Lowry noted several benefits to the Mobility Conquest wheelchair accessible motorcycle. For one, you do not have to leave your wheelchair; you simply roll into the back of the bike. Lowry was also pleasantly surprised at the amount of power the bike has to offer. The only drawback that Lowry found in his test-drive was that he wasn't able to get out of third gear in the parking lot – he simply didn't have enough space. The ride brought back a flood of memories for Lowry and left him only wanting more.
Other dealers at the NMEDA Conference were also impressed by the power of The Conquest. Jeff of Autocrafting in Upstate New York stated, "The Conquest is surprisingly powerful. When you hear the bike is modified for people in wheelchairs, you might think it lacks power, but that is not the case. I can assure you that after riding it at NMEDA. My mind is racing with all of the opportunities this bike offers my store."
The Conquest has also generated a large response from the media. In addition to being featured on CNN and News Channel 5 in Cleveland, Ohio, The Conquest will be featured in the magazines Sports & Spokes, Quest and New Mobility.
For more information on The Conquest wheelchair accessible motorcycle, visit the official website at http://www.MobilityConquest.com. You can also find them online through FaceBook, YouTube and Twitter. The Conquest will also be featured at numbers expos and bike events across the nation. Check the website to find the latest dates and event information.
About Mobility Conquest: Mobility Conquest was founded by Bill Koeblitz 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.