Boss Hoss Unveils Trike for Disabled Riders

Publish Date: 
Feb 25, 2008

Boss Hoss Cycles will help turn dreams into reality as the company unleashes the Boss Hoss Advantage Trike, a wheelchair-accessible trike tailored specifically to the disabled rider.

The new model will be unveiled at Daytona Bike Week, Feb. 29-March 8 at the Daytona Speedway in Daytona, Fla.

As the industry's first production model for the disabled rider, the trike has been designed with a wheelchair lift built into the chassis and hidden by the fiberglass truck-style trike body. All the trike's controls are hand-operable to accommodate individuals that do not have, or have use of, their legs.

"We want our riders to know that it's not their disabilities, but their abilities that count," says Rad Hunsley, president and COO of Boss Hoss. "We have riders with a variety of handicaps that love our trikes. We are now offering those that do not have use of their legs the freedom to ride!"

"Two-wheelers are fun, but the trike offers a certain comfort for disabled riders. With a trike you can ride without hesitation," says Steve Miller, disabled rider and Boss Hoss enthusiast. With the new prototype wheelchair accessible trike, riders like Miller can get back on the road.

Riders 30 years of age or older will be able to test drive a Boss Hoss bike or trike for themselves.

Boss Hoss will also bring its new BHC-LS2 to Daytona for those who have not had their first demo ride. Unveiled at Sturgis Bike Week last August, the BHC-3 LS2 is replacing the 502 hp engine option that is no longer available due to emissions regulations. It has 364 cubic inches of displacement, and is 235 lbs lighter than its predecessor. The new LS2 bike has a low seat height and short wheelbase, much like the Super Sport model, which made its debut in the 2007 production lineup.

The upgraded line of 2008 Boss Hoss bikes and trikes are fed by electronic fuel injection controlled by a Delphi electronic control module (ECM), and fitted with a redesigned catalytic exhaust system to meet all current EPA and CARB emissions standards. For added comfort, the 2008 model trikes will be offered with an optional Air Ride suspension system produced by Legend Air Suspension, exclusively for Boss Hoss. The once-optional Brembo rear disc brake system is standard equipment on all trikes.