Now, that’s easy riding: three wheels instead of two

Jim Batterton’s new business converts two-wheeled motorcycles into three-wheelers. Photo by Karen Bartomioli

CORNWALL — The generation that produced diehard motorcycle riders is aging, and getting to the point where waning strength, bum backs and bad knees are making riding anywhere from unpleasant to downright dangerous.

Count among that group Jim Batterton. He’s an enthusiast who has long built motorcycles at his Kent Road home. Now, with an artificial knee, a construction career over and a wife who refuses to ride with him since he dumped a bike in their driveway, he is turning to the option that is allowing many to pursue their riding passion: the trike.

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