About Roadsmith and The Trike Shop


1972


The Trike Shop offers its first Volkswagen powered trike kit. Its simple, solid design and unique style make it a success.


1970's


Riders from coast to coast spread the word about our trikes' durability, value, and performance as Trike Shop Trikes become widely popular with all kinds of riders.


1980's


Trike enthusiasts are looking for more from their machines and The Trike Shop gives it to them by introducing a completely new line of touring trikes. Dick and Helen Lindholm have the vision of a more touring oriented trike. They begin to make the trikes more luxurious, offer greater storage, stereo systems, automatic transmissions and give riders the choice of crossing the country or simply running to the store. The Trike Shop Touring Trikes quickly become the standard.


1990's


Not content with being the best, The Trike Shop talks with hundreds of customers as part of a massive effort to determine what works, what could be improved, and what more riders want. We saw the beginning of the motorcycle trike conversions.We found that while most trike owners were very happy with their machines, there was room for improvement. The Trike Shop met this challenge by re-imagining everything from the ground up. Most complained about the rough ride the current conversions offered, and their installation was tricky at best. Also there were alot of maintenance and servicing issues.

 

The result is what we called The Ultimate Trike Conversion kit for Honda's. They featured:

  • Independent suspension and a longer wheelbase to ensure a smooth ride with exceptional control.

  • Our exclusive steering design lets you turn easier, for extended periods of time.

  • An auxiliary fuel tank on some models.

  • A spacious trunk is added with a large watertight door.

  • The entire kit is designed so the installation is simpler and faster and can be accomplished in only one to two days.

  • Low maintenance. No alignment adjustments.

  • Bulletproof automotive drive shaft.


2000's


The Trike Shop continues to be an industry leader and is constantly looking for ways to improve our machines and add excitement to the road. Just wait until you see what we ’re working on next…

 

2006


The Trike Shop changes the name of their trike conversion to "Roadsmith". Read more about the branding change by going to our "About Roadsmith" page.

 


2011


Roadsmith introduces it's all new, fully redesigned body style for the Harley Davidson line of trike conversions, the Roadsmith HDTR. It is met with much praise and accolades, and goes on to win "2011 Motorcycle Design of the Year" at its debut at the annual V-Twin Expo by Easyriders.

 

Continuing to raise the bar in trike conversions, Roadsmith breaks ground once again in the Spring of 2011 by introducing the industry's first ever auto-leveling suspension system, aptly dubbed AccuRide.

 

2013


Roadsmith introduces the new HTS1800 for 2012 and newer Gold Wing GL1800s. This all new designed from the ground up kit features contemporary lines, stylish new running boards, and funcional ammenities not seen before in the industry.