Champion Trikes may be one of the largest brands in the three-wheel marketplace, but the company began over 20 years ago with a simple idea of creating niche-focused accessories, such as complete sidecar rigs and custom luggage. From the first generation “Escort” sidecars and trailers, Champion soon expanded into trike kits and trike-specific accessories.
Champion now builds trike conversions, parts and accessories for a variety of bikes, including Honda, Harley-Davidson (see FLH kit in picture), and Yamaha. Champion always brings a strong presence to industry trade shows, and for the American V-Twin Dealer Show, the company is showcasing a new trike kit for the Kawasaki Voyager, complete with independent suspension, says Bill Swift, Champion’s sales manager.
The company also will be highlighting new applications for its Reverse Gear and EZ-Steer upgrades, the latter being a complete triple tree set designed to significantly reduce trail figures to lighten steering. “This thing is designed specifically for our trikes to correct the trail,” Swift says. “Not only does it make the bike more stable, it also enhances the ride comfort.” The Champion Reverse Gear adds a “true mechanical reverse” to select models. Both are ideal for trike and sidecar applications.
For news on Champion and listings of its entire lineup of parts and trike conversions, check out www.championtrikes.com.
This story originally appeared in the Dealernews January 2012 issue.