Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Kingston, WA, USA
It's a bike, gents!
I've got a good friend here in Belgium who was crippled crashing his GS. He gets around in a wheelchair better than some of us with two usable legs. And his new ride is the "old" version of this rig, powered by the K12LT engine. And I'm telling you - it's a BIKE! Most of us (w/o chicken strips) are hard pressed to stay with this gent in the Ardennes and the Alps. The extra weight slows him down a bit in straight line acceleration. But it's dynamite in the curves. This new model, with the new K12 motor, must be that much better.
You can't see 'em well in the photos - but there are two wheels on outrigger arms that come down when you stop. As soon as you get moving, they're retracted by an electric motor in about a half second. It's amazing to watch. And it's really effective. He's as mobile as any of us, and far better off in nasty weather.
So if you can pop the necessary - this is an all-weather bike with BALLS. I'd buy one in a minute, if my sweetie and my banker would stop laughing.
Rubber side down.
'03 K12LT "Stealth Starship Helga II"
K 12 Light Trucker since 1999