The ability to ride is something we’ve all probably taken for granted at one time or another. But for those who can’t ride, Outrider is looking to provide the opportunity to feel that freedom from a bike that we all know and love, again. Outrider has created a full suspension, all-terrain, electric trike. Possible of 9 different configurations for people of all different physical abilities, including many quadriplegics and paraplegics. Co-developed with their friend Christopher Wenner who was an avid mountain biker until he broke his neck at 17, Chris started developing an electric bike that he could ride and then reached out to Outrider to pursue it on a bigger scale.
The rest they say, is history. Or it will be after the Kickstarter campaign is finished. They have already met their goal, but they have now introduced a new stretch goal of 250 backer or $115,000 raised, they will commence operation Turbo Tommy. Find out more after the jump…
This trike really does have independent front suspension as well as the ability to run panniers, and a ton of options.
- Maintenance Free High-Torque Brushless Hub-Motor in rear wheel: 1500 watts can climb 15% grades
- Dual 160mm hydraulic disc brakes
- Full suspension independent A-Arm suspension, 4 inches of travel
- 48V High Power Lithium Batteries
- Regenerative braking
- Dimensions: 80 x 34 x 31 (inches for LxWxH)
- Height adjustable seat for easy on/off and low center of gravity while riding
- Quick Release, fold-able handlebars for easy side entry from wheelchair
- Electronically actuated seat rises to an anticipated 19 inches, which is standard wheelchair seat height
- Comfortable ergonomic upright or reclined seating position
- Dual bar-end rear view mirrors
- Removable key
- Optional rear rack for cargo capability (available post production run)
- Programmable power outputs
- 30, 60, or 100 miles of range (stock is 30 miles with the opportunity to upgrade after the campaign)
- All terrain knobby tires at ~40 psi
- Anticipated 90 lb total weight 250 lb capacity (rider plus cargo)
- 7 Speed SRAM grip shift
From fullly standard controls and foot pedals, to Tri-Pin controls for those with limited use of their hands, the Horizon can be modified to fit your needs.
There are only 5 days left of their Kickstarter campaign, so if you want to help out or order one for your self (or a friend) get on it.
If they meet their stretch goal, Outrider will embark on the journey to produce a record setting electric trike. The goal is to break 85 mph with a Horizon running dual motors. Sounds pretty fun.