of tie-downs, there is an excellent addition to the side-mounted cargo
box in the bed. Drawers, accessible once the tailgate is down, pull out
to reveal at least 15" of storage, large enough to hold a torque wrench,
and, of course, your preferred set of tie-downs. The front section of
the cargo box opens from the side of the bed, and has enough space to
hold almost all your gear including boots, gloves, clothing, spare parts,
extra mirrors, handlebars, and footpegs.
section of the cargo box opens from the side of the bed, and has enough
space to hold almost all your gear including boots, gloves, clothing,
spare parts, extra mirrors, handlebars, and footpegs. Its not quite wide
enough for a helmet, but that's what the cab space is for.
to the cargo box, an innovative "bed-door" has been installed that makes
it easy to climb in and out of the bed to assist in bike loading and unloading.
The door is activated by a latch in the glovebox, inside the truck. Given
that the security of the bed door is not an issue with a pickup, the latch
could probably be located outside in the bed, or on the back cab wall
so that door usage would be simplified.
for climbing in and out of the bed-door would also be a good addition
and the design team was already working on some alternatives. Just inside
the door is a small well area that allows for placing your foot on the
bed without sliding across the bed floor if it is covered with water or
dirt and mud. Smart. The bed itself is covered with a durable liner material
that looks sharp.
provided some unique shocks for the truck. Known for their excellent motorcycle
products the appearance of the shocks, with remote reservoirs, on the
truck only reinforced the biking theme. An onboard 5000 watt generator
is part of the concept. The generator has the armature mounted on a belt
in the engine compartment and the rest of the electronics and fans mounted
under the bed in a spot normally taken by a spare tire. The bed has two
accessory jacks mounted just under the bed rail on the passenger side.
Thought was given to mounting a compressor but that didn't get acted on
in time for the first showings of the truck. With the need to inflate
and deflate tires at the track, or on the trail, this would be a welcome
on both sides have blinker inserts that keep you aware of your signaling
habits, or lack of! The interior drew positive oohs and aahs from everyone
with only one critical comment about the steering wheel. Everyone liked
the seat material, a combination of brown leather and black synthetic
material that resembles the material used in the manufacture of MX clothing.