The Trident Motorcycle
Transforming to fit your needs
The Trident™ wheelchair motorcycle is a performance-driven personal roadster, which transforms to fit riders with mobility constraints. The transformative design services wheelchair users, amputees, those with prosthetics, as well as those with musculoskeletal issues which prevent them from riding a standard motorcycle.
The frame design tightly constrains the wheelchair, which helps protect the rider. Multiple retaining points are used to hold the wheelchair and rider, which creates failsafe redundancy. Each motorcycle can be customized to best fit the rider and their wheelchair.
The Trident Story
The inspiration behind the Trident Motorcycle
Sometimes it takes two inspired people to make something great take place. That is the story of Trident Motorcycles. Nathan Pingel developed a wheelchair motorcycle that is safe, practical and eye-catching. Nathan has a background in limited-mobility equipment design and engineering. The inspiration took place when he received a phone call from Colin Everson, where sparks took place that would become the Trident Motorcycle.
Colin’s story is an inspirational one of a person’s overcoming adversity. On an Easter Sunday, Colin was riding his motorcycle along with his 13 year-old daughter. They decided to take the motorcycle out for a quick ride before heading to church as a family.
During their ride, a car inadvertently swerved into their lane as an incoming car. Colin knew there was no time to avoid the accident, so he shouted to his daughter “Baby, hang on!” as he did his best to protect her.
Following the crash, Colin was taken to the hospital. His daughter was safe. Colin’s quick action that day saved the life of his daughter. However, they were forced to amputate his legs following the accident, resulting in him being bound to a wheelchair for over 14 years.
To honor Colin, we will be donating the first Trident Model CE (Colin Everson) to a disabled rider so they can enjoy riding again on the open road. We’re thankful to have Colin aboard the team and and appreciate the inspiration and motivation he has been for all of us at Trident Motorcycles.
Discover the Trident Motorcycle™
The ultimate experience
Conquer the roads with 210-hp of adrenaline
The Trident uses a 3-wheel independent suspension motorcycle with front-wheel drive, which provides aggressive corning capabilities. The chassis is built with monocoque high bread tube 3404 chrome molly steel, with fiber carbon components and body.
Lightning-fast acceleration comes from the weight-to-horsepower ratio. The combined weight of the motorcycle, with rider and electric wheelchair, averages 1200lbs. The turbo charged VTEC engine generates 210-hp which provides a 5.9 lbs. per 1-hp ratio. The Trident has an adjustable turbo boost control, which can give your Trident a possible 300-hp.
Quality, fit, and finish customized to each rider
All Trident motorcycles are custom-built for your needs. The quality, fit, and finish are second to none. Our bikes meet and exceed ISO 14001 and ISO 9001.
During your ordering, several consultations inform us about your needs and design requirements. Measurements, or other details, are required to get the perfect fit. It is our attention to detail which sets the Trident Motorcycle apart.
Trident Motorcycle™ has been designed to accommodate all rider types, including riders with disabilities or those requiring wheelchair accessibility.
Trident Rider Profiles
Who uses Trident Motorcycles? The bike has been designed to service multiple rider types:
- Wheelchair users
- Amputees who do not use wheelchair
- Individuals with back injuries, or with restricted mobility
Riders who use a wheelchair, or have mobility limitations (amputee, muscle injury, etc.) will find easy-to-use handlebar controls, and easy wheelchair access into the Trident.
The Trident Motorcycle uses a powered electric swing-arm assembly to open/close the rear entry for riders in wheelchairs.
Full Mobility Riders
For riders that do not require wheelchair access, the Trident Motorcycle is customized with a bucket seat riding enclosure.
This configuration is also applicable to those with back injuries, or other constraints that would prevent them from riding a traditional motorcycle.
Honda engine transmission
- VTEC 1.8 liter
- Compression Ratio 10.5:1
- 210 HP @ 5800 rpm @ 7.1 psi
- Engine turbo charged. Turbo is adjustable from cockpit.
- Turbo pressure can be adjusted from 5psi to 30 psi
- Transmission automatic 5-speed
- added cooling system and oil reservoir
- Bikes weight with chair and rider 1250 Lbs.
- Top speed 145 mph
- Front wheel drive create stable platform.
- Aggressive stopping capabilities.
- Paddle-controlled 5-speed automatic transmission.
- Transmissions have added filter and cooling system
- Mutable latch points to secure wheelchair and driver.
- Frame 3404 chrome moly tubing
- Hydrogen model available
- Swing away rear tire stays within parking lane during extension
Fully-powered kneel assembly for riders with limited mobility
Entry into bike, trident motor cycle has a rear entry for the wheel chair user. Motorcycle has an adjustable suspension allowing the bike to kneel down to ground and swing the rear section of the bike out of the way so the wheelchair can move into the bike with eases. The trident wheelchair motor cycle is a transforming bike which conforms to the users’ needs.
Service & Support
To make service easy and available we selected Honda drive components due to their durability and wide area support dealerships. Any Honda car dealership or service group which works on Honda can service the bike. All trident bikes come with technical repair manuals and full service manuals on line for part replacement and technical support. We also service our bikes at our facility as we love bikes and the people who ride them.
Manufacturing Process / Earth Stewardship
The Trident cycle uses earth stewardship design principles which incorporates reuses products, helping the environment and makes our bike go fast all in one. Our earth stewardship design principles can be seen in our models which are low or No pollution motorcycle. We have multi fuel bikes which are Gas, CNG, or hydrogen. They come as either internal combustion engine or electric. Currently the electric bike is going through design development which plans to use fuel cell technology to increase the travel area of bike and reduce pollution. We work to reduce pollution in other areas other than the operation of the bike. As we manufactory motorcycles we look for ways to reduce pollution in processing and improved recycling or reduction in waste streams.
How do you buy a trident motor cycle? We sell the Trident direct to a buyer on line. Or we have a donation model of purchase for those who do not have the wherewithal to buy the bike out right. You can set up a donation page at our site, your friends / family and acquaintances can donate to get the bike built. Everyone who donates will have their name placed on a plaque which will be attached to the bike as a remembrance of their support. This same model can be used by corporate sponsors to help vets and others who need our support.
Growth & Expansion
The company will continue to expand the donation finances model which people will donate funds to a bike or individual. The donators will have their name placed on a plaque which will be placed on the bike. The company is instating a program to hire vets who are injured as the labor force for manufacturing the bikes. The company will train the handicap vets in all aspects of the operation. Some of the profits will be used to gift bikes to organization and individuals who need support. Other forms of promotion such as raffles’ sales, which supports Trident motorcycle, will be used. Promotion such as racing the bikes with different class of drivers “wheel chair, non-wheelchair, amputee and non-injured models would be used. This makes everyone on the racetrack equal creating a true group of champions. Traditional sales using AMA and other like kind organization will be used along with traditional multi media.
Contact Us / Request Information
For media inquiries, or pre-sale questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Trident Motorcycle Models
Trident Model C
Does not include powered swing-away access
Limited Mobility Model
Includes powered swing-away entry