The second unique feature of a Bushtec Trailer we’re going to cover is the Wheel and Tire Combination that comes standard will all Bushtec Trailers. The wheel is 16-in diameter, so it turns fewer RPMs than a typical motorcycle trailer tire, has sealed bearings, which will never need repacked, and the wheel and tire weight only 17 pounds – that’s half the weight of the wheel and tire used by our competitors. This reduces the unsprung rotational weight, which allows for a significant reduction in rotational resistance, and lowered inertial resistance under acceleration and braking.
What does all that boil down to? Simply put, a Bushtec Motorcycle Trailer will offer less resistance, and will operate more in tune with your normal bike performance. You won’t feel it back there, due to the Heim Joint (see video #1 in this series), and due to the Wheel and Tire Combination, you won’t notice your trailer for the wrong reasons. Performance is smooth and easy. We’re fond of saying, when you pull a Bushtec Motorcycle Trailer, you won’t even know it’s back there!