Rocket Moto is an Authorized Dealer and Installer for Tilting Motor Works
Tilting Motor Works has developed a breakthrough leaning 3-wheel conversion that offers the stability and safety benefits of 3 wheels with the handling of a motorcycle. The conversion involves removing the front fork and the front wheel and replacing it with a new front end that bolts to the frame. Conversions are performed by TMW or its authorized dealers. It is not available as a do-it-yourself kit.
What’s good about having 2 wheels in the front?
It’s the most efficient design for a 3-wheeler that leans. And a vehicle has to lean if it’s going to feel like a motorcycle. A front conversion also puts more traction up front where it belongs, improving cornering and braking.
How does it handle compared to a motorcycle?
A TMW-equipped 3-wheeler steers, countersteers, leans and handles just like the original motorcycle. If you don’t look below the handlebars you might not remember that you have two wheels in the front.
How does it affect the lean angle of the bike?
It doesn’t. On most Harleys the bike will lean over until the pegs or floorboards scrape the pavement, with no change to the lean angle.
Are there safety benefits?
Common road conditions that pose grave risks to motorcyclists can be non-events aboard a TMW-equipped vehicle. For instance you can hit a bump or loose gravel or an oil slick with one front tire, even while cornering, and the other tire will maintain traction so you’re able to continue on your way without incident.
Who should get a TMW conversion?
A leaning trike is ideal for veteran riders who are unsatisfied with the handling or image of conventional rear-wheel trikes and Spyders. It also appeals to newer riders who might consider a Harley but don’t feel comfortable with the size and weight of the machine. Motorcycle enthusiasts like being able to run faster through the curves.
Can I carry a passenger?
The rear of the bike, including passenger seating, is not affected by installation of the TMW unit. You and your passenger may feel more secure on 3 wheels though.
Do I need a special license?
You will need a motorcycle license. In addition, some states require a separate written test and/or road test in order to obtain an endorsement to ride 3-wheeled motor vehicles.