Primary Color: BK/Titanium Engine Type: 1800cc 558 Miles Every HTS1800 Roadsmith Trike is built with the attention and craftsmanship needed to be a true extension of the Honda™ motorcycle itself. Take a closer look and you will see what we mean.
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Independent Rear Suspension The smooth ride of the Roadsmith HTS1800 is a result of our innovative suspension system that offers a ride like no other trike. Roadsmith was the first to offer Independent Suspension for trike conversions over 20 years ago. The cynics said it would never work. They’re eating those words today. Talk to anyone who has actually ridden an Independent-rear-suspension trike and a solid-axle system trike for a period of time and ask them which one rode better. You can’t deny independent-rear-suspension is the way manufacturers of cars, SUV’s and ATV’s are going. Trikes are no different. These trikes are built with a purpose - “Touring in comfort”.
The multi-point mount of the chassis to the bike frame actually strengthens the bike's frame as well as dissipates the added stress of a trike. We attach at existing mounting points on the frame. For example, on the HTS1800 we use the crash bar mounts and the shock mount. A feature of the trailing arm type independent suspension is the fact that there are very few moving parts. There are literally only two pivot points on each trailing arm. This eliminates any adjustments or maintenance requirements. There are more complicated ways to design a suspension, but why?
True Track Stabilizer Bar The stabilizer bar, also known as a sway bar, is a flexible link between the two trailing arms. The bar uses the torsion effect to always try to keep the trike righted or sitting square to the ground. The beauty of the stabilizer bar is the fact that when one wheel hits a bump, the bar can flex quickly to absorb the movement, then return. This is the same technology used in almost every vehicle today. Just think if you had “no lean” suspension. That means your trike is always perfectly square to the ground. In effect, if you go over a 2” bump with your right wheel, the trike rocks up 2”. With Independent Suspension, just that wheel goes up. The antiquated solid axle system is only made today because it’s cheaper and easier. Technology has improved a lot in the short history of trike conversions but some are too stuck in their ways. Others are jumping on board with IRS now, but none can copy our history, longevity and reliability.
Longer Wheelbase We increase the wheelbase 8". This puts the rear wheels back