Gold Wing Trike ConversionMotor Trike, Inc. released a new product for conversion kit for the trike market. The new conversion is an Independent Rear Suspension trike kit designed specifically for the Honda GL1500 Gold Wing motorcycle.
The new custom trike, the “Phoenix,” will showcase the engineering and design expertise of the Motor Trike team.The new trike will be featured in the upcoming January issue of Wing World magazine due to be released on December 1st. The Company is currently taking orders for the Phoenix at a price of $7,495.00 per kit and setting delivery dates for mid-December.Jeff Vey (President of Motor Trike, Inc.) says: “Because our Adventure is the best-selling 1800 Trike Conversion Kit for 2011, we incorporated all the same features and benefits into the Phoenix.”Honda GL1500 Gold Wing Motor Trike Phoenix Kit Features:
IRS (Independent rear suspension) with over 4 inches of suspension travel
Fingertip suspension control (if bike is equipped with compressor)
Chrome 241 wheels size 15×7
Trunk has 12 volt power source
Charge phone or computer in a weather protected environment
Trunk door designed with hidden external hinges that do not occupy any interior space
Eliminates helmet scratches and luggage tangling with trunk hinge hardware
Trunk comes with light mounted on door to shine down on cargo rather than being buried beneath it
Warranty: 3 Year/60,000 Mile
Aluminum alloy wheels offered in four different styles
Optional matching front wheels
Triple tree /rake kits
Trunk carpets and embroidered trunk mats
Embroidered fender bras with stitching to match bike color
One-piece running boards w/optional fog lights (coming soon)
Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark + Chip Doherty with Neale Bayly
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This week, in the first segment Senior Editor Nic de Sena talks to us about the new Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark. This somewhat entry-level machine still comes with all the great Ducati hallmarks of excellent low down torque and impeccable handling. If you like to hear about fun motorcycles, then you’ll enjoy this one.
In the second segment, Editor-at-Large Neale Bayly brings us another of his interviews, this time it’s with Chip Doherty.
Chip’s amazing resume includes motorcycle racer, restorer and collector. Back in the early 2000s he used his engineering background to start motorcycle clothing manufacturer Motophoria.
After selling that company in 2007, Chip’s resume gained him entry to NASA where for 7 years he was responsible for launching the space shuttle! Since moving on from NASA, Chip expanded his collection of classic British bikes. Eventually Neale persuaded him to ride to Peru and help Neale’s Wellspring Foundation raise money for the orphanage there.
So, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!