Own a new-ish Honda Gold Wing or F6B? Felt the need to convert it into a reverse trike but don’t know where to go? If you live anywhere near Lake Alfred, Florida, you’re in luck. Trike Traders of Lake Alfred is now an official installing dealer of the R-18 reverse trike conversion kits specifically for Gold Wings. The kit was designed and developed by Sturgis Motoren of the Netherlands.
For those unfamiliar with Trike Traders, for the past decade the Florida company has been specializing in Gold Wing and Harley-Davidson trike conversions, though they’re used to putting two wheels in the back of each bike. They also specialize in the odd stuff, by “pioneering the Hannigan trike conversions in the state, offering custom paint schemes for a time and in 2013 adding the German made Rewaco trikes to their inventory,” according to a press release.
The Dutch-made R-18 reverse trike for the Gold Wing is certainly odd. By converting the front rather than the rear, the R-18 leaves the factory Honda drivetrain unchanged. The front end of the R-18 is an automotive grade independent suspension that rides plush and is said to improve the reliability of the machine. Unlike rear conversions, the R-18 is nearly effortless to steer and remains stable in corners due to the directing and stabilizing wheels being located on the same axle. Attractive bodywork, additional lighting and automotive wheels & tires help complete the package. Trike Traders is constructing a demo model R-18 now for potential buyers to test ride.
For more information about the R-18 reverse trike conversion, contact Trike Traders by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-519-7001.