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2021 Roadsmith HT1500
2021 Roadsmith HT1500

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Roadsmith
Roadsmith
Model Year
2021
2021
Model
HT1500
HT1500
Model Code
HT1500
HT1500
Color
TBD
TBD

Body

Trunk
30 in. wide x 13 in. high opening x 13 in. deep
30 in. wide x 13 in. high opening x 13 in. deep

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Wheels
Rear - 16 x 7 alloy, 5 x 4-1/2, 35 mm offset
Rear - 16 x 7 alloy, 5 x 4-1/2, 35 mm offset
Tires
Rear - 215 / 55-16 radial
Rear - 215 / 55-16 radial
Brakes
Rear - Dual 35 mm piston calipers
Rear - Dual 35 mm piston calipers

Dimensions

Length
Overall with steering kit - 113 in.
Overall with steering kit - 113 in.
Width

Overall at the body - 56 in.

Overall Wide with Wing Guards - 58 in.

Overall at the body - 56 in.

Overall Wide with Wing Guards - 58 in.

Weight
Wet - 1,150 lb.
Wet - 1,150 lb.
Wheelbase
With steering kit - 80 in.
With steering kit - 80 in.

Engine & Drivetrain

Compression Ratio
Final drive - 2.93:1
Final drive - 2.93:1
Drive Train
2 in. diameter shaft with sealed U-joints
2 in. diameter shaft with sealed U-joints
Suspension

Rear - Lateral trailing arm independent

Shocks - Adjustable coil over

Rear - Lateral trailing arm independent

Shocks - Adjustable coil over

Other

Body Construction

Polyester resin fiberglass

Stabilizer bar - 5/8 in. bar to control body roll

Polyester resin fiberglass

Stabilizer bar - 5/8 in. bar to control body roll

Warranty
3 year 1,000,000 mile on the entire trike kit
3 year 1,000,000 mile on the entire trike kit

Features

Features

  • INDEPENDENT REAR SUSPENSION: The smooth ride of the HT1500 is primarily due to our innovative suspension system that offers a ride like no other trike. The Trike Shop 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 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”. On the HT1500, the suspension is fully adjustable right from the dash controls with the optional air ride shocks, the same way the GL1500 was originally designed. This air ride system works great for adjusting the right height and sensitivity depending on the way the trike is loaded. The multi-point mount of the chassis to the frame actually strengthens the bike's frame as well as dissipates the added stress of a trike. We attach it to the existing mounting points on the frame. On the HT1500, we use the crash bar mounts, the top shock mounts and the swing-arm attachment point. 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 and they are encased within urethane bushings. This eliminates any adjustments or maintenance requirements. There are more complicated way’s 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”. This means your trike is always perfectly square to the ground. In effect, if you go over a 2” bump with your right or left 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. We offer only the most innovative designs to our customers. That’s the Ultimate. No Compromises.
  • LONGER WHEELBASE: We increase the wheelbase on all of our conversions. This puts the rear wheels back behind the passengers’ seat area rather than sitting right on top of the wheels. Any vehicle that has a longer wheelbase will have a smoother ride. It’s just common sense. As an added benefit, the differential being farther back reduces the driveshaft angle.
  • SHAFT DRIVEN DIFFERENTIAL: Our differential is constructed from standard automotive ring and pinion gear sets. There application includes many years and models of Dodge, Chrysler and Plymouth vehicles. They have a 2.76:1 ratio which is very close to the stock bikes overall gear ratio when used with our tire diameter.
  • DISC BRAKES: Large disc brakes more than handle the stopping of this trike. Remember trikes stop faster and easier than bikes. With more tire contact area and much better stability, braking a trike is not the white knuckled balancing act that a bike can be. The wheel bearings, calipers and rotors are all from a high production automobile application. Like all of our constructed drive train, we use everyday parts off the shelf for your convenience.
  • HEAVY DUTY DRIVESHAFT: We manufacture a completely new driveshaft built from full size sealed automotive u-joints and a 2” tube. These are the same components used in full sized cars and trucks. We figure if that design can hold up in those heavy vehicles it should have no problems with a trike application.
  • HEAVY DUTY CV JOINTS: The axles are custom made for our conversion kits, but the constant velocity (CV) joints are standard automotive applications such as VW and Porsche. We use automotive type parts for all of our drive train because it’s designed for a much heavier load. This means these parts will probably last forever in this light duty application. Again using off the shelf parts for your convenience
  • ALLOY WHEELS: The Alloy wheels that come with our conversion kits are a clear-coated aluminum rim that have a similar look and finish to the bikes front rim. They are a 16" x 7”, 5 bolt on ; positive 35mm offset size that fits many automotive applications. We also offer a Chrome plated option. The tires are P215/55R-16.
  • STORAGE COMPARTMENT: The large storage compartment comes completely carpeted to both protect and store your riding gear. The trunk (4.5 cubic feet) has about 50% more capacity than the stock saddlebags. This gives the benefit of having a larger space for you to fit larger objects into. If you choose not to get the auxiliary fuel tank, an extra 6”high x12”wide x12”deep storage space can be added. The largetrunk door opening also allows for easier packingor loading. The release for the saddlebagsunder the Tour Pack is now used to releasethe latch for the trunk. This convenient trunkwill fit all your gear securely away from the elements.
  • FACTORY STYLED BODY: The slick body design incorporates the look and feel of the original motorcycle. We feel the trike conversion body should melt seamlessly into the original body parts. The body is constructed of heavy-duty fiberglass. It is then painted with urethane paint, flat sanded, and buffed to a mirror finish to ensure a perfect paint match both in color and finish. The mounting system for the body ensures a rock solid attachment and no exposed mounting hardware. Notice the added foot room for the passenger, another feature of a longer wheelbase.
  • TRAILER HITCH: With any touring machine, a trailer hitch is a familiar sight. When riding a trike, a trailer is not a danger like it is on a bike. The trike will never feel like there’s a trailer behind it. We include a 1 1/4” receiver style trailer hitch neatly tucked under the body. It is incorporated into the rear body support and is welded directly into the strongest part of our frame. This is not an option or add-on. It’s built right in. It's another one of the innovative ideas built into the design of our trike kit.
  • WARRANTY: The Trike Shop has an unparalleled history of customer service and satisfaction and we put it in writing with the best warranty in the market. Your trike comes with a full 3 year 1,000,000 mile warranty on the entire trike kit. We can offer this because we know with over 14 years of producing this type of conversion kit, we do it right the first time.

Features

  • INDEPENDENT REAR SUSPENSION: The smooth ride of the HT1500 is primarily due to our innovative suspension system that offers a ride like no other trike. The Trike Shop 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 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”. On the HT1500, the suspension is fully adjustable right from the dash controls with the optional air ride shocks, the same way the GL1500 was originally designed. This air ride system works great for adjusting the right height and sensitivity depending on the way the trike is loaded. The multi-point mount of the chassis to the frame actually strengthens the bike's frame as well as dissipates the added stress of a trike. We attach it to the existing mounting points on the frame. On the HT1500, we use the crash bar mounts, the top shock mounts and the swing-arm attachment point. 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 and they are encased within urethane bushings. This eliminates any adjustments or maintenance requirements. There are more complicated way’s 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”. This means your trike is always perfectly square to the ground. In effect, if you go over a 2” bump with your right or left 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. We offer only the most innovative designs to our customers. That’s the Ultimate. No Compromises.
  • LONGER WHEELBASE: We increase the wheelbase on all of our conversions. This puts the rear wheels back behind the passengers’ seat area rather than sitting right on top of the wheels. Any vehicle that has a longer wheelbase will have a smoother ride. It’s just common sense. As an added benefit, the differential being farther back reduces the driveshaft angle.
  • SHAFT DRIVEN DIFFERENTIAL: Our differential is constructed from standard automotive ring and pinion gear sets. There application includes many years and models of Dodge, Chrysler and Plymouth vehicles. They have a 2.76:1 ratio which is very close to the stock bikes overall gear ratio when used with our tire diameter.
  • DISC BRAKES: Large disc brakes more than handle the stopping of this trike. Remember trikes stop faster and easier than bikes. With more tire contact area and much better stability, braking a trike is not the white knuckled balancing act that a bike can be. The wheel bearings, calipers and rotors are all from a high production automobile application. Like all of our constructed drive train, we use everyday parts off the shelf for your convenience.
  • HEAVY DUTY DRIVESHAFT: We manufacture a completely new driveshaft built from full size sealed automotive u-joints and a 2” tube. These are the same components used in full sized cars and trucks. We figure if that design can hold up in those heavy vehicles it should have no problems with a trike application.
  • HEAVY DUTY CV JOINTS: The axles are custom made for our conversion kits, but the constant velocity (CV) joints are standard automotive applications such as VW and Porsche. We use automotive type parts for all of our drive train because it’s designed for a much heavier load. This means these parts will probably last forever in this light duty application. Again using off the shelf parts for your convenience
  • ALLOY WHEELS: The Alloy wheels that come with our conversion kits are a clear-coated aluminum rim that have a similar look and finish to the bikes front rim. They are a 16" x 7”, 5 bolt on ; positive 35mm offset size that fits many automotive applications. We also offer a Chrome plated option. The tires are P215/55R-16.
  • STORAGE COMPARTMENT: The large storage compartment comes completely carpeted to both protect and store your riding gear. The trunk (4.5 cubic feet) has about 50% more capacity than the stock saddlebags. This gives the benefit of having a larger space for you to fit larger objects into. If you choose not to get the auxiliary fuel tank, an extra 6”high x12”wide x12”deep storage space can be added. The largetrunk door opening also allows for easier packingor loading. The release for the saddlebagsunder the Tour Pack is now used to releasethe latch for the trunk. This convenient trunkwill fit all your gear securely away from the elements.
  • FACTORY STYLED BODY: The slick body design incorporates the look and feel of the original motorcycle. We feel the trike conversion body should melt seamlessly into the original body parts. The body is constructed of heavy-duty fiberglass. It is then painted with urethane paint, flat sanded, and buffed to a mirror finish to ensure a perfect paint match both in color and finish. The mounting system for the body ensures a rock solid attachment and no exposed mounting hardware. Notice the added foot room for the passenger, another feature of a longer wheelbase.
  • TRAILER HITCH: With any touring machine, a trailer hitch is a familiar sight. When riding a trike, a trailer is not a danger like it is on a bike. The trike will never feel like there’s a trailer behind it. We include a 1 1/4” receiver style trailer hitch neatly tucked under the body. It is incorporated into the rear body support and is welded directly into the strongest part of our frame. This is not an option or add-on. It’s built right in. It's another one of the innovative ideas built into the design of our trike kit.
  • WARRANTY: The Trike Shop has an unparalleled history of customer service and satisfaction and we put it in writing with the best warranty in the market. Your trike comes with a full 3 year 1,000,000 mile warranty on the entire trike kit. We can offer this because we know with over 14 years of producing this type of conversion kit, we do it right the first time.