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Monday, January 9, 2012

John Lehman, Trike Pioneer, Dies

John Lehman, founder of Lehman Trikes, has died. In 1984, John created the first modern trike so his wife, Linda, could carry one of their children. The vehicle received so much interest everywhere they traveled that Lehman Industries was born.

Here's an excerpt from the press release published in sturgismotorcyclerally.com:

"It is with great sadness that Lehman Trikes announces the untimely loss of John K. Lehman, Founder and Director. John passed away on Thursday, January 5, in Arizona. The suspected cause of death was heart failure brought on by an embolism. John was 60 years old. He is survived by his wife Linda, one son - Quinten, one daugher - Leann, three surviving sisters - Gladys, Linda, Carol and three grandchildren. John was one of the most recognized, admired and respected individuals in the motorcycling industry and is generally considered the Father of the Modern Trike. In 2009 John was inducted into the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame." -- sturgismotorcyclerally.com
Read the complete article.


hforme said...

RIP. Condolences to his Family and Friends. From a Pensioner who rides a Hayabusa.

hforme said...

Please listen to that inner voice/sixth sense when riding. It has saved my life and my Wife's countless times. Pensioner who rides a Hayabusa (but believe me I do not ride like a Pensioner).