11,574 miles, VIN #1HD1BW5197Y081111
This one-of-a-kind custom Heritage Softail in Deep Cobalt Pearl was modified in July 2015 to replace the front wheel with a new TRiO(TM) front end by Tilting Motor Works, Inc. in Snohomish, WA. The conversion included all new wheels, tires, brakes, suspension in a unique leaning configuration that provides complete freedom to lean through the corners like a 2-wheeler with no compromise to the ride. This bike does NOT stand up by itself. An optional TiltLock(TM) self-stabilizing hydraulic system from Tilting Motor Works can be added in the future.
This vehicle is ideal for riders who want the added confidence and safety of a 3-wheel platform without sacrificing the performance, handling, and fun of a 2-wheel ride. It leans and countersteers just like the original 2-wheeled bike, while the extra contact patch up front provides faster and more secure cornering and improved braking. Coaxial front independent suspension makes for a forgiving ride with no fork dive and no bump steer. Riders also report that the additional wheel provides greater tracking stability and improved resistance to cross winds.
Because it leans, this vehicle is much less demanding and more fun to ride than any conventional trike or Spyder! It tears through the corners and thrives on bad road surfaces. Because nothing restricts the lean, you can grind off the floorboards if that's how you like to ride.
As seen on Jay Leno's Garage! https://youtu.be/T3TumQ-ueMU
The stock Heritage Softail Classic comes complete with a detachable windshield, passenger floorboards, and riveted leather seat and saddlebags for that early dresser style and a nostalgic feel. Upgrades on this unit include Vance & Hines exhaust, Kuryakyn bullet lights, and upgraded Progressive rear shocks.
This bike has minor cosmetic damage consistent with normal wear and tear for a vehicle of this mileage including small paint chips, metal dings, and windshield wear. Floorboards have been shaved down in the curves of course ;-)
Key components of the Tilting Motor Works conversion kit include shocks by Works Performance, custom bolted alloy wheels, Buell 6-piston dual perimeter calipers, and Dunlop American Elite dual-density 130/80 B17 tires. The front end will be factory reconditioned with new bearings and bushings prior to delivery.
MSRP of the Tilting Motor Works conversion at install was $9,995 for the kit plus $1,200 paint and $1,200 installation. The installation was performed at approximately 5,500 miles.
THIS VEHICLE IS FOR EXPERIENCED RIDERS ONLY. You must have the same balance and skills used to corner on a 2-wheeled motorcycle. It is not suitable for novice riders or for people who have only ridden conventional trikes or Spyders.
The Heritage is available for inspection at Tilting Motor Works in Snohomish, WA. This sale is FOB Snohomish, WA and transportation and/or shipping are at buyer's expense.
To purchase, make your $500 deposit here. If you’re the first, the balance is due in 7 days, during which you can visit the factory and test-ride the bike if you like. If you ride and decline to buy, we will gladly refund your deposit. Tilting Motor Works reserves the right to approve any sale.
If you are not the first to place your deposit, we will hold onto it until prior deposits have resolved and will contact you when your 7-day inspection period begins.
Please review our Q&A for further information on the TRiO and visit our Facebook page for all the latest pictures and videos. If you still have questions just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can't wait to see you on 3 wheels!