New Progressive Suspension “Sport Series” shock seen on Jay Leno’s Garage…

I’m not a huge fan of the standard “trike” but when a third wheel is added to a motorcycle in a more unique manner it can prove more interesting. Such is the case on the Tilting Motor Works leaning trike conversion kits. In the simplest terms this is a kit that still allows your motorcycle to lean – but adds 50% more tire contact. The cool part is that extra traction is in the front where it does the most good. So when the folks from TMW came to Progressive Suspension for their unique suspension needs, our R&D and engineering departs hooked them up with some of our newest shock series. These kits are currently available for various Harley models, but I suspect they’ll be expanding their product line to include other models as demand dictates. If you go to their website you can see pictures of a Yamaha V-Max they initially prototyped the patented leaning front-clip on – which they ran at Bonneville in 2012 setting a record in the “cyclecar” classification of 132.342mph in the process.
But running flat out in a straight line isn’t what this setup is all about. It was recently featured on Jay Leno’s Garage, and there’s some pretty cool footage of the unique chassis design in action. Even Jay thought it was pretty cool.
Here’s a link to the episode of Jay Leno’s Garage that features this set up – check it out!