Alternative to trikes designed for Kawasakis
October 13, 2010
Filed under Features
Chopper Design Services’ LegUp LandinGear, which deploys a small set of wheels for motorcycles traveling at slow speeds, is now being manufactured for Kawasaki touring cycles.
The gear for the Nomad and Vulcan models was engineered in August and is now being manufactured. Delivery is expected on Nov. 15, according to a press release from Chopper Design Services.
LegUp LandinGear is produced as an alternative to trikes. After the gear is installed, a computerized system will deploy a small set of wheels under the motorcycle whenever the vehicle slows. The purpose is to help riders balance their cycles when stopping, moving from a stop or maneuvering at slow speeds. The system was originally designed for Harley-Davidson touring bikes and sold in 2009. It is now available for Honda Gold Wings, the Triumph Rocket III and the Yamaha Stratoliner/Roadliner.
The LegUp LandinGear system for the Nomad and Vulcan are expected to be sold at about the same price as the current systems, which are $2,995-$3,495.