Low Center of Gravity - When hauling gear on a motorcycle it's best to keep the weight and center of gravity down as low as possible - Obviously, we've taken that concept to a whole new level.
No Need for Super Stiff Suspension - Being able to keep unnecessary weight off of the bike's suspension and subframe, allows for a more rideable, enjoyable, comfortable, responsive and longer lasting motorcycle. Super stiff springs, which make the motorcycle less than ideal to ride when the luggage and extra weight is removed, are not needed - you can keep the suspension setup that works best for exploring the area, not the setup for hauling your gear there. The goal is to have your motorcycle set up perfectly for the area where you want to explore and ride - why have the suspension set up so once you get there you can't enjoy it...?
Quick and Easy Hitch Attachment - It's nice to be able to explore the surrounding countryside of a potential campsite or rest stop without the added weight and bulk of all of your camping gear. The QR Style Hitch quickly disconnects from the tow vehicle allowing exploration of the area without the constrictions caused with carrying all of your gear with you.
Big and Bulky Items - Lets be honest, usually it's the big bulky items that have the most potential to make a trip more enjoyable. A nicer sleeping pad, an extra blanket or pillow, a chair, some decent fishing gear, an extra gallon of water, things like that are usually the items that get left behind because of a lack of space, and yet they're the items that make the trip a little more comfortable and can change a trip from a grueling grind to an epic and enjoyable journey. Plus, if you're the creative type, just having the ability to carry a nice tripod and some essential camera gear is well worth adding the extra carrying capacity.
We set out to create the World's Most Advanced Motosport Towable - A cargo carrying alternative to saddlebags and/or luggage racks, in the form of a fully tunable, lightweight motorcycle trailer.
A Fully Adjustable Chassis and Complete Modular Design allows this system to be configured for use behind several differing styles of street and off-road oriented motorcycles, quads, and other types of ATVs.
This system was also designed to be easily adapted to service the owner's specific function(s) - Diverse as Disaster Relief to Adventure Motorcycle Touring....
First off, lets talk design. The single biggest problem with towing a trailer off-road is the simple fact that trailers have two opposing wheels. When one wheel of the trailer is raised, for instance while encountering a rock or hole in the road, the trailer tries to twist independently of it's tow vehicle. All of that independent twisting force and motion from the trailer is transferred directly into the tow vehicle itself - not good if the tow vehicle happens to be a motorcycle, relying on balance and the anticipated inputs into the bike.
Single Wheel Trailers are not affected by rough and laterally undulating terrain like a two-wheeled trailer. It essentially tracks in the same line as the motorcycle, which means the trailer is encountering the same obstacles in the road or trail in the same way as the motorcycle. Just this aspect alone drastically allows the rider to better anticipate how the trailer is going to react over certain terrain - ground just covered by the rider and the tow vehicle.
The trailer uses the rear axle of the motorcycle as its connecting point. Connecting through the exact center of the spinning mass of the rear wheel is the best way to eliminate unwanted torque, gyroscopic force, or energy transfer from the trailer into the bike, keeping trailer input felt by the rider to an adjustable minimum.
When possible, a Quick Release style of "skewer" runs through the factory hollow or custom SPiN rear axle on the motorcycle making a solid connection to the bike itself. The trailer then maintains the same angle/bank/degree as the motorcycle while cornering. When the bike leans, so does the trailer - creating more of an extension of the motorcycle itself rather than acting as an unwanted additional piece of equipment bolted to the bike.
Connecting to the motorcycle in this way rather than to the motorcycle frame itself also keeps the mass of the trailer away from the motorcycle's independent suspension movement and potential negative input, keeping things predictable while in the saddle. Don't worry if your bike doesn't have a hollow axle, we are working on various hitch adaptors for other styles of bikes, including Shaft-Drive.
SPiN Cargo - Bend, Oregon
DOES NOT INTERFERE WITH THE SUSPENSION OF THE MOTORCYCLE!!
The Revolution System can be used in conjunction with other luggage carrying systems, or used independently as the sole cargo carrying piece of equipment you have available for your ride. It all depends on the intended use, the intended terrain, and the intended tow vehicle. The reasons for using a towable, even with a motorcycle, are many - here are just a few...
Adventure Tour without an Adventure Bike - Sometimes we don't want to add luggage racks or paint scratching saddlebags to our Ducati Racer or Harley Cruiser. The Revolution System allows one to adventure tour with many different types of motorcycles, opening the possibility of a journey on your favorite motorcycle that might not be available otherwise.
Riding Solo - Adventure Motorcycle Touring requires a person to carry enough gear to be self sufficient. When riding in groups or even in a pair, much of the essential gear can be split up amongst you and your friends. However, when touring alone the required gear can sometimes become a little overwhelming, somewhat heavy for the bike, and just plain bulky. This experience is even more evident when touring with a smaller displacement plated dirt bike, Harley style street cruiser, or racing inspired style of motorcycle with limited luggage carrying abilities. The Revolution System solves those problems, and solves them well.
An Extension of the Bike Itself - This system is compact, lightweight, off-road and street worthy, no wider than the rider, and able to follow along wherever the rider might want to go. If the bike can fit, so can your gear. Not hindering the range and overall terrain tackling abilities of the tow vehicle lets the rider keep more difficult (read, possibly more enjoyable) routes to potential base camps available as options - options which might not otherwise be available with a big, bulky and over packed machine.