Four Mobility Conquest wheelchair accessible trikes arrived in Akron, OH from the United Kingdom. Production to begin in the USA following initial order of imported motorcycles.
"We're very excited to have this in our showroom. It's such a unique solution for people in wheelchairs." - Brian Austin, MobilityWorks Akron, OH GM
(1888PressRelease) December 27, 2009 - Four Mobility Conquest trikes arrived from the UK to the MobilityWorks Commercial facility on Wilbeth Road in Akron to begin the bike's release into the U.S. marketplace. One of the motorcycles will be transferred to the Consumer showroom at 810 Moe Drive, Akron Ohio shortly. The other three trikes will make their way to other MobilityWorks locations in the coming weeks.
The four Conquest imports are just the start of 45 (forty-five) total wheelchair accessible trikes scheduled for delivery to the United States within the next two to three months. They will be distributed to a network of authorized mobility van dealers throughout the country. Manufacturing of the Conquest will then take place by the MobilityWorks Commercial Manufacturing Division. All Conquests are built around brand new BMW motorcycles. The bike is capable of going 0-60 MPH in 7.6 seconds and a 15-second quarter mile time. They have been proven over several years (in England and Europe) to deliver superior performance, maneuverability and paraplegic wheelchair driving capabilities.
Said Brian Austin, General Manager at the MobilityWorks Akron consumer location, "We're very excited to have this in our showroom. It's such a unique solution for people in wheelchairs that we anticipate a lot of interest and traffic coming in as a result of it being here. We already have a special place laid out on our showroom floor for the public to come and view it, along with our wheelchair vans."
Test drive locations and scheduling haven't yet been finalized. MobilityWorks in Akron has several options they are assessing. "Obviously weather will affect some of our scheduling, but those details will be worked out soon", said Austin.
Founded in 1997, MobilityWorks is a national wheelchair accessible van dealership headquartered in Akron, OH. The company provides lowered floor minivans and full-size vans equipped with a ramp or lift, rental vans, adaptive equipment and mechanical service. With 12 different showroom and service locations in 7 states and approximately 200 employees, they are one of the largest accessible van providers in the United States. Showroom locations are in CA, OH, PA, NY, MI, IL, and WI.
The MobilityWorks Commercial Division, located in a separate manufacturing facility also in Akron, provides ambulettes and paratransit buses to businesses nationwide for transporting one or several individuals needing wheelchair access, including medical facilities, community centers, nursing homes, schools, churches, and hotel chains.
MobilityWorks is also listed as an Inc. 5000 company. Additional information about MobilityWorks can be found at www.mobilityworks.com.