Flatshifter Max (electric motorcycle gear selector kit)
Electric gear selector kit, Effortless reliable gear changes at the touch of a button. (please compare our price before buying elsewhere)
The Max system is a fully electronic gear selector system for disabled motorcycle & trike riders i.e. you select the required gear by gently pushing the green button to change up the red button to change down not by using the gear-lever, although the gear lever is still available for use if required.
The Max system electric shifter could be best described as an ‘electronic ‘foot’ which is effortlessly operated by two conveniently placed buttons on the handlebars press one button to change up a gear the other to change effortlessly down through the gears, specially designed for a disabled trike or motorcycle riders. (with bike powered cars the buttons or paddles are mounted on the steering wheel)
The electric motorcycle gear selector system is powered by your motorcycles electrical system a powerful electric solenoid totally removes the need for gear changes using your foot.
Once fitted to your motorcycle or trike it is virtually maintenance free, Unlike air shifters, you have no bulky gas bottles to refill or inconveniently run out and are considerably cheaper to purchase and maintain ( no servicing required in normal use).
Once you have installed your Max electric motorcycle selector kit you will still be able to change gear manually if required as nothing has been removed or modified in any way, giving you total versatility and confidence, in the extremely unlikely event of a problem you will not be stranded unlike other inferior products beware there are some very inferior copy’s of this system available one offering only 30 days warranty !!! there is 12 months warranty with our system and it is cheaper to purchase.
To protect your investment and cut your potential costs the electric gear shifter system is not model specific and can normally be removed and refitted onto your next machine to enable you to carry on enjoying the pleasure of motorcycling without having to purchase a completely new system.
This electric shifter is dual acting for fast reliable gear-shifting, both up & down through the gears and enables fast and consistent gear selection- normally 40 – 50 milliseconds per gear shift on Japanese gearboxes but is powerful enough to work on almost any sequential gearbox from motorbikes to even rally & race cars using Hewland, Quaife, Elite, Sadev etc etc type sequential transmissions etc.
This electric gear selector system is Suitable for disabled / Elderly motorcycle & trike riders for virtually all kinds of riding, looking for a fast change for racing or track days, comfort and convenience when cruising, or whether you have a disability preventing you from changing gear with your hand or foot -no problem the Flatshifter Max is the ideal gear selector system for every rider.
WHAT IF I WANT TO CHANGE MY MOTORCYCLE ??
We have that covered as well, the Max kit has been designed as a universal kit to fit virtually all makes and model of motorcycles, so if at a later date you decide to change your motorcycle you can remove and refit the motorcycle shifter system to your next machine, getting the very best value from your investment.
The last 15 years or so have seen an enormous increase in fitting motorcycle engines into a large range of vehicles including race cars and road cars , The Flatshifter Max system is also extremely popular for these applications, Tried and tested in a motorsport environment giving you a race car driving experience, using either buttons mounted on the steering wheel or optional paddles for a truly slick quick gear change.
When the Max system is combined with the Flatshifter Expert clutchless up & down gearshift system this combination will provide you with a smooth, clutchless motorcycle gear selection system, just press a button to change gear without needing to operate the clutch both up and down through the gears. Disabled motorcycle riders will enjoy a noticeable increase in riding or driving confidence and a marked decrease in fatigue and tiredness.
The Flatshifter Max system works on any motorcycle type engine ranging from 90cc right up to 2400 cc. This universal system works on bike engined cars, ATV`s basically anything fitted with a motorcycle engine of any age or make and is used also for many non-motorcycle engined racing applications using a sequential transmission. It is designed and manufactured in the UK using the best materials available.
*SPECIAL NOTICE The Flatshifter Max system is a universal system and is not model specific. It will sometimes be necessary to fabricate a simple mounting bracket for the actuator unless there is a suitable surface for the actuator to be bolted to.
Independent Road test from “Motorcycle news” weekly paper.
Flatshifter Max electric gearshift, £599 + VAT & postage ( V.a.t where applicable)
Time tested: 1500 miles/8 weeks
What’s good? Simply, that I was able to ride a bike after a long time off. In March 2009 I crashed while racing at Brands Hatch and suffered several injuries, one of which has left me unable to move my left foot. For some time I thought I would never be able to ride a bike again and with bikes having been a large part of my life for 35 years that really wasn’t something I wanted to consider.
After looking at the various options I chose to fit an electric gear changer to my Ducati Monster 695. It is basically an electrical actuator that’s mounted to the frame with a purpose-built bracket and connects to the gear lever. When I press buttons on the handlebar the actuator moves the gear lever either up or down to change gears.
After a brief tutorial, and with much apprehension, I set off for a quick lap of an industrial estate. It was simple to use and after my initial nerves had settled I was soon beaming… I was back on a bike, after four years.
My first trip was to ride back home from the workshop, a distance of some 70 miles. I had a couple of stops en-route and was shattered when I got home because I’d concentrated so hard. The device works smoothly and allows clutchless changes up through the gears. I was also pleased to find that when I informed my insurance company of the modification it didn’t affect my premium.
Since starting riding again I’ve taken advantage of the good weather and have just come back from a 500-mile round trip to North Wales and am already planning a jaunt to Europe next year. It’s great to be back.
What’s not? There’s nothing negative about it.
Contact: www.disabledmotorcycleriders.com or call ( from uk) 01206 322557 or 0044 1206 322557
Quality Rating: 5/5
Value Rating: 5/5
Some more Recent letters below.
I am a left leg amputee and I’ve been using these amazing shifters on my bikes ever since they hit the market many years ago. I can select gear via an up/down button mounted on the left handlebar, so it’s clutch in, select gear and away you go. No left leg control whatsoever. Gear changes up and down the box are slick and fast, even when it was fitted to the most clunky of gearboxes and neutral is usually found the first time. The key is to get the angle and travel of the piston just right and I’ve had loads of experience, fitting them to at least 10 different bikes (that I can remember).
In 2013 I bought a Flatshifter Max (i think it was) from you to fit to a Yamaha Raptor 700R quad bike. I duly fitted it, rode the Raptor on the Quads for Quads event that i was dying to ride. It shifted like a dream, fast and direct, even into reverse when required. Then i had to sell the quad bike, so I removed the kit and now need to sell it to a guy who is an amputee. LOL, he has tried the air shifters and now wants something that works all the time.
I have misplaced the instructions and was wondering if you would be able to send me a PDF copy for him.
It is a truly fantastic system. Up/down shifting works perfectly. The system reacts immediately when you press the buttons.
Q Can I use the Flatshifter Max System in conjunction with my standard manual factory fitted gear lever?
Yes most definitely.
Pressure sensitive buttons to enable a half gear-shift to aid neutral selection.
Servicing IS NOT required & a 12-months guarantee.
Can be integrated with our clutchless up & down gear shift kits (Flatshifter Expert)
Far less tiring to ride in traffic and over long distances.
Compact design reliable design (in use for over 12 years)
No bulky air bottles or recharging required.
No limit to the number of gear shifts (unlike air bottles).
Simulates a riders normal gearshift.
Potted water/vibration proof ECU
Gear-change buttons conveniently handlebar mounted
Remove & refit to your next machine the electric gear shift kit is not model specific.
For all sequential transmissions inc motorcycles, & all bike engined vehicles
Flatshifter Max, only £599.00 GBP + vat (VAT added in EU countries only)
Approximately $783 USD or €710 Euro