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RIO Firefly Assisted Power Handcycle

Description

The Rio Firefly is an electric handcycle that can attach onto the front of a manual wheelchair. The user pulls back on the motorcycle-style throttle to accelerate, and steers using the 2 handles. When attached, the user may be able to travel more easily over long distances, and up hills, due to the increased speed and power. The unit is fully adjustable for children and adults, and can be removed for storage and transport.


Caution: Powered Wheelchairs & Scooters

 

This item should be trialled in the user's home environment to ensure maximum safety and independence. Environmental considerations include kerbs, footpaths, road, railway crossing, etc.
Users should take care when riding a scooter or powered wheelchair and observe the following safety guidelines:


• Users who intend to use scooters or powered wheelchairs must ensure they have the necessary physical and cognitive skills to operate and manoeuvre them safely
• Stay within the legal speed limit of 10km/h
• Be aware that taking medication or driving under the influence of alcohol may affect the user's judgement
• Always make sure that you are clearly visible, particularly at night or on dull days-use the lights and reflectors and install a reflective flag high enough to be seen by motorists
• Wear a bicycle helmet whenever possible
• Slow down when you are near other people, especially pedestrians and cyclists
• Avoid stopping or driving on inclines greater than your scooter or powered wheelchair is designed for
• Use footpaths if possible. If there are no foot paths, plan to user quieter roads
• Plan your trip and avoid uneven surfaces, dips and potholes
• Ensure if you are carrying parcels that the load will not over-balance your scooter or powered wheelchair and the parcels do not interfere with your controls or vision.

 

Additional Specifications

 

Shipping dimensions: 100cm x 44.5cm x 19cm
Shipping weight: 15.5kg

Manufacturer/Country

Rio Mobility/USA
Warranty

1 year (3 months on battery)

 

Maintenance

 

Refer to the supplier and manufacturer manual for maintenance instructions and safety warnings.