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"Hawaiian Chariot" unveiled

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The disabled in Hawaii can now hit the road in a unique vehicle made in Wahiawa.  Saturday afternoon, dozens of people witnesses the unveiling of the "Hawaiian Chariot", or wheelchair motorbikes.  Dan Ward fell from a cliff on Kauai in 1982.  He was frustrated with getting a wheelchair in and out of a van, and has spent the last 10 years perfecting the design of his chariot.  "If you have a vehicle, you can roll right into, start it up, and drive it off with hand controls.  That's the ideal answer.  When you have your independence, you are more mobile, you're free.  It does great things for your self esteem", said Ward.  The Hawaiian chariots are street legal and can reach a top speed of 45 miles per hour.  They cost $13,000. 

For more information, contact Dan Ward at (808) 371-5741 or visit www.wheelchairmotorbikes.com

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