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Litestar Pulse

Litestar Pulse interior












The Litestar and Pulse are enclosed motorcycles. Between 1985 and 1990 around 347 vehicles were made, the first 21 to be produced were called Litestars, later the name was changed to Pulse.

The Litestar / Pulse uses two main wheels positioned at the front and rear of the vehicle, as well as two smaller outrigger wheels housed in the small winglets either side of the cockpit. Due to the positioning of the stabilizing side wheels only 3 wheels are in contact with the ground at any one time.

Throughout the production run the Litestar and Pulse were available with a range of engine sizes varying from a 250 cc engine to an 1200 cc engine in 1989. The 1200 cc engine gave the Pulse a top speed of 130 + mph and a 0-60 mph time of just 6.7 seconds. Connected to the engine was a 5 speed transmission with reverse.

The chassis of the Litestar Pulse consists of welded steel tubing covered by a fibreglass shell. Inside the tandem-seat cockpit of the Pulse were an AM-FM radio cassette, lights, air conditioning, heater and custom upholstery.

The manufacturer, Owosso Motor Car Company of Owosso, Michigan closed its factory in 1990 and there are no new parts available for the Litestar or Pulse. However a dedicated following of enthusiasts help ensure the existing Litestar and Pulse remain operational.

Autocycles.org - Litestar & Pulse Registry and Network





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