1000% agree with this. I know guys who are trying to get some traction with the factories for adaptive equipment (landing gear etc.) on two-wheeled machines but unfortunately they have not had any luck so far. We're too small of a niche apparently.
my guess is there all scared of law suits and the legal end of it, and the costs to get themselves protected fromt hem are what keep them away.
I know or should say maybe IMO< the few company's that do hand controls for vehicles and build vehicles with them modified on, and or just modified vehicles for the disabled/handi cap
seem to really take advantaged of those that need them, and get away with it, as they are the ONLY one's that legally can do the mods in street legal vehicles , from what I learned after my father lost a let/
here in PA< I think there are like two places in the WHOLE state that can legally install the parts on a vehicles for street legal use, and they charge CRAZY fee's for the install and approval stickers they then add ??
and holy CRAP<> the price they charge for vehicles added already with simple mods, it should be a CRIME the prices they charge, as they seem to know, folks have NO option BUT to pay there crazy fee's
the simple hand controls they added to my fathers van last time took them about 30 minutes of install time, road test and they are NOTHING special, rather simple design parts, of some what a universal design so they can be fitted to many vehicles
the costs for this was almost 6 grand, for 30 minutes of labor and about 200 bucks in parts IF that!
and a waiting line to get installed , due to ONLY few legal installers in the whole state!
so they know you DON"T have a option to say NO to there HIGH prices!
van off them set up with a ramp and controls can be almost TWICE the price of a van off a show floor without the simple mods!, so say a 80-100k for a plain jane mini van with simple mods?
sure makes you feel bad for folks that are being taken advantage of by folks and business's that do the work to HELP them, at such a high price tag!,a s again, to me it seems they KNOW they can ask what ever, as what other options do they have??
sorry about rant, I just think most folks don;t know this stuff, and maybe don't think about it. there sghould be better laws in place to mandate fair pricing for things like this! IMO!