Invacare Kite Powerchair
- Dual Swing Technology suspension
- Narrow wheelbase
- Configurable Modulite seating
- Max variant available
The Invacare Kite is a versatile outdoor-indoor rear-wheel drive powerchair. Powerful motors and the unique Dual Swing Technology suspension system give you the freedom to go where you want, all in Invacare's configurable Modulite seating system. Indoors, the incredibly narrow wheelbase of the Kite allows it to manoeuvre through tighter spaces than one would expect from rear-wheel drive. A Max variant is available (the second picture), which boosts the weight capacity from 21.5 to 25 stone.
Featuring Dual Swing Technology, a unique suspension system, the Kite offers a comfortable drive outdoors. This includes a pendulum axis that works in tandem with the central shock absorber, resulting in superior balance, as well as boosting traction. Operating both horizontally and vertically, it allows for independent and combined movements to absorb shock and reduce vibration, giving a smoother ride.
Despite this outdoor performance, the Kite is surprisingly nimble indoors, with an impressively narrow wheelbase of just 23.4 inches allowing it to negotiate tight turns and narrow corridors. This narrow size doesn't compromise the range of the Kite, which is still able to take batteries of up to 73 Ah that can provide a range of up to 24 miles on a single charge. Large 14 inch drive wheels and 10 inch castors combine with 4-pole SSD motors to further complement the outdoor performance.
Manually settable tilt and recline (of up to 120°) are included as standard, while powered positioning options such as lift, tilt and recline are all available. The Kite comes as standard with Invacare's configurable Modulite seating that can be set up to your exact size and needs, while a Max seat is available with larger seat widths and a weight capacity of 25 stone. Additionally, a Teens Modulite version is available for younger users, in seat widths of 12 - 15" and depths of 12 - 22", to accommodate the body shape of adolescents.
The Kite was updated in late 2016 with a new design, including improved styling, performance and controls. This includes the LiNX Simply Smart controls, whose modular design allows easy expansion to accommodate changing needs. G-Trac is also available as an upgrade, which removes the need for continually correcting your direction when driving on uneven or sloping surfaces. Finally, a choice of frame, shroud and rim choices are all available as standard, allowing you to customise the chair to fit your tastes.
The Kite is a hybrid chair for people who want to engage primarily in outdoor activities yet who still require a compact chair in their everyday life. It sits between the Bora and the Storm4 in Invacare's range, offering a balance of outdoor performance and compactness. Its nearest competitor is the Quickie Q500 R from Sunrise Medical, which is a similarly priced high-end rear-wheel drive chair.
|Width||23.4 in (59.5 cm)|
|Length||45 in (114 cm)|
|Weight||19.7 st (125 kg)|
|Seat width||Adj. 15 - 23.5 in (38 - 60 cm)|
|Seat depth||Adj. 16 - 23 in (41 - 51 cm)|
|Seat height||17 - 19.5 in (44 - 50 cm)|
|Weight capacity||21.5 or 25 st (136 or 160 kg)|
|Suspension||Dual Swing Technology®|
|Speed||4 - 8 mph (6 - 12 kmph)|
|Range||15.5 - 24 miles (25 - 39 km)|
If you require further information on the Kite, or wish to place an order, please call us on 0800 0258 005. Our customer services team will be able to advise you on the wheelchair, and also on the hire and purchase options available. We can also arrange for a consultation, where you will have the opportunity to have a hands-on demonstration.
All of our powered wheelchairs come with free delivery and set-up by one of our experienced product specialists when purchased or hired on a long-term basis or leased through the Motability scheme, to ensure they are suitable for your needs, and adjusted as necessary to your comfort. For short-term hire customers, there is a small charge for technician delivery.
We offer three months' free insurance with all powerchairs purchased from us. The cover is provided by market-leading mobility insurer Fish Insurance, and lets you get mobile straight away, knowing that you are safely covered.