Tenn. man hits the open road in wheelchair-accessible bike — USATODAY.com

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Boss Hoss Trike

By Angela Haupt, USA TODAY

Curry says his friends shocked when he started up on a motorcycle. The 53-year-old from Tenn. was born with no and has spent his life confined to a

Curry is the inspiration behind the new Hoss Advantage Trike, a wheelchair-accessible motorcycle.

Everywhere I go, are amazed, he says. They at it, they take pictures of it, ask questions. It doesn’t matter if at a (bike) show or Wal-Mart people are very interested.

The trike was designed by Curry’s friend, Boss Hoss founder Monte Warne. Hoss, a small motorcycle based in Dyersburg, is teaming V8 Performance to offer an $8,000 kit, which can turn a Hoss Sierra Truck into a hand-operable machine. The trike, which sells for $44,000 new, is the only Hoss vehicle that can be into wheelchair-accessible form.

release of the Trike occurred in at Boss Hoss dealerships the USA and abroad.

Development has been in the works for a year, Warne says. eating breakfast with on an almost daily basis, he on a desire to introduce his disabled to motorcycles.

We thought there be a lot of call for it, Warne says. very functional. We realized we had the to create something that hundreds of people in wheelchairs use.

The front of the trike resembles a motorcycle cruiser, while the rear looks like of a pickup. Ordinarily, the rear be used as storage space, but on the Trike, it conceals a wheelchair built into the chassis.

open the rear by remote lowering a ramp that them to mount the trike and slide onto its seat.

you’re sitting on there, down the road, there’s no sign that you’re says Rad Hunsley, chief officer for Boss Hoss. what makes it unique it conceals the disability.

The trike is an automatic vehicle. the brakes and other controls are by hand, riders must excellent upper body Hunsley says.

This is for who are unable to ride for whatever and even people who have ridden before, Hunsley Larry wasn’t a diehard But once people are exposed to they realize what like to express their to only see one wheel as they’re down the road.

Curry says he didn’t his family about the trike he began riding it.

It was pure he says. They’ve never me do anything like this A year ago, I never have imagined I’d be a motorcycle.

But if somebody wants to now they can — they no reason not to.

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