Firefly turns wheelchairs into 3 wheeled “motorcycles”


Rio Mobility’s Firefly offers a new method of transportation for adults and children who are confined to a wheelchair but still have use of their hands and arms. The Firefly is an electric powered handcycle that straps to an existing wheelchair that doubles the speed and distance of conventional power wheelchairs. It’s fully adjustable for compatibility with a large variety of different sized makes / models of wheelchairs for children and adults. The Firefly features a motorcycle-style throttle with 5 power levels and 12mph speeds. The high-capacity lithium battery provides a 15 mile range that includes hills. The large front tire will even let you go on off road adventures. It weighs about 25 lbs (without the battery) and easily snaps on and off your wheelchair for easy storage when its not in use.

Check out this video of it in action:

The Rio Mobility Firefly is priced at $1950.00. Depending on the circumstance, health insurance, non-profit organizations, or through grants may be able to help with the purchase.

Visit Rio Mobility for more info on the Firefly and their other mobility products.

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5 comments… add one
  • tracy jago July 5, 2014, 11:13 am

    This is just amazing would love one for my & my husbands wheelchairs

  • michael July 5, 2014, 12:44 pm

    please help me find price so i can get a firefly thanks
    i am in USA tenneessee , nashville area

  • Ruby L. Harrington July 6, 2014, 1:59 pm

    I’m a double amputee for 46 years now . So broke , but would REALLY love to have one . I’m 52 and never will get the chance to see that much money

  • Kathleen July 12, 2014, 10:59 am

    Shouldn’t a helmet be worn in this video?

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