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2018 Roadsmith HSC1500
2018 Roadsmith HSC1500

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Roadsmith
Roadsmith
Model Year
2018
2018
Model
HSC1500
HSC1500
Model Code
HSC1500
HSC1500

Body

Trunk
27 in. wide x 14 in. high opening x 15 in. deep
27 in. wide x 14 in. high opening x 15 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 piston calipers
Rear - Dual piston calipers

Dimensions

Length
116 in.
116 in.
Width
56 in.
56 in.
Weight
1,150 lb.
1,150 lb.
Wheelbase
78 in.
78 in.

Engine & Drivetrain

Drive Train
2 in. diameter shaft with sealed U-joints
2 in. diameter shaft with sealed U-joints
Suspension

Lateral trailing arm independent rear suspension

Adjustment - Coil over shock (automatic air with AccuRide option)

Shocks - Adjustable coil over

Lateral trailing arm independent rear suspension

Adjustment - Coil over shock (automatic air with AccuRide option)

Shocks - Adjustable coil over

Other

Body Construction
Polyester resin fiberglass
Polyester resin fiberglass
Available Conversions
All Honda Valkyries
All Honda Valkyries
Warranty
3 year 1,000,000 mile warranty on the entire trike kit
3 year 1,000,000 mile warranty on the entire trike kit

Features

Features

  • INDEPENDENT REAR SUSPENSION: The smooth ride of the Roadsmith HDT 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. They won't deny independent rear suspension rides nicer and corners awesome. IRS is the way manufacturers of cars, SUV's and ATV's have been and are going. Trikes are built with a purpose "Touring in Comfort". The multi-point mount of the chassis to the bike frame actually strengthens the bikes frame as well dissipates the added stress of a trike. We attach to existing mounting points on the frame like the upper shock mounts and the swingarm mounting area. 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? We have designed this kit with automotive parts that are easily accessible, should you happen to need service on the road. The rear brakes are large 11" dual disc. The Constant Velocity (CV) joints and brakes are VW Beetle application. These heavy duty parts for a light duty application have proven to be dependable for extremely long.
  • 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 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.
  • LONGER WHEELBASE: We increase the wheelbase of this bike by 5". 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.
  • SHAFT DRIVE DIFFERENTIAL: Our differential is constructed from standard automotive ring and pinion gear sets. The original application of our differential was a Ford car. We cut down this brand new cast iron housing and make an Independent Suspension differential out of it. The components inside it are all new including the 2.93:1 ratio ring and pinion. We keep the speedometer correct with that ratio and 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 right from a high production automobile application known as the VW Beetle. 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, meaning 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 clear-coated aluminum rim that has a similar look and finish to the bike front rim. They are a 16x7”, 5x4 1/2, positive 35mm offset size that fits many automotive applications. We also offer a Chrome plated option.
  • 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 percent more capacity than the stock saddlebags. This gives you a larger space to fit larger objects into. The large trunk door opening also allows for easier packing or loading. This convenient trunk will fit all of 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. The added foot room for the passenger is another beneficial 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 back of a trike will never feel like there’s a trailer behind it. We include a 1 1/4” receiver for a 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 is another one of the innovative ideas built into the design of our trike kit.

Features

  • INDEPENDENT REAR SUSPENSION: The smooth ride of the Roadsmith HDT 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. They won't deny independent rear suspension rides nicer and corners awesome. IRS is the way manufacturers of cars, SUV's and ATV's have been and are going. Trikes are built with a purpose "Touring in Comfort". The multi-point mount of the chassis to the bike frame actually strengthens the bikes frame as well dissipates the added stress of a trike. We attach to existing mounting points on the frame like the upper shock mounts and the swingarm mounting area. 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? We have designed this kit with automotive parts that are easily accessible, should you happen to need service on the road. The rear brakes are large 11" dual disc. The Constant Velocity (CV) joints and brakes are VW Beetle application. These heavy duty parts for a light duty application have proven to be dependable for extremely long.
  • 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 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.
  • LONGER WHEELBASE: We increase the wheelbase of this bike by 5". 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.
  • SHAFT DRIVE DIFFERENTIAL: Our differential is constructed from standard automotive ring and pinion gear sets. The original application of our differential was a Ford car. We cut down this brand new cast iron housing and make an Independent Suspension differential out of it. The components inside it are all new including the 2.93:1 ratio ring and pinion. We keep the speedometer correct with that ratio and 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 right from a high production automobile application known as the VW Beetle. 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, meaning 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 clear-coated aluminum rim that has a similar look and finish to the bike front rim. They are a 16x7”, 5x4 1/2, positive 35mm offset size that fits many automotive applications. We also offer a Chrome plated option.
  • 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 percent more capacity than the stock saddlebags. This gives you a larger space to fit larger objects into. The large trunk door opening also allows for easier packing or loading. This convenient trunk will fit all of 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. The added foot room for the passenger is another beneficial 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 back of a trike will never feel like there’s a trailer behind it. We include a 1 1/4” receiver for a 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 is another one of the innovative ideas built into the design of our trike kit.