Kuschall Champion 2.0

Enjoy limitless possibilities with the Kuschall Champion 2.0 - combining design with style and performance, it is the only truly rigid foldable wheelchair. Its unique horizontal folding mechanism results in one of the smallest possible active wheelchairs, yet retains all the driving performance of a rigid chair. Completely redesigned as the flagship of Kuschall's 2.0 range, it now features a hydroformed front frame for strength, rigidity and lightness and an ergonomic grip. A Champion SK version is also available that folds up to a similar size as an A4 folder.

Product Description

Rigid Ride, Folding Frame

Traditional folding wheelchairs have large, heavy cross-braces that flex when propelling, wasting your energy. The Champion has nothing of the sort - the single horizontal folding bar is completely unique to the Champion, and has set the benchmark for foldable wheelchairs since it was developed by active wheelchair pioneer Rainer Kuschall back in 1986. High levels of stiffness and rigidity result in unrivalled performance, while the minimal frame design keeps the weight low. When you wish to transport your Champion, only a single movement is required to fold both the chair and its backrest, and the soft locking mechanism on the backrest ensures it doesn't open when folded. The quick release wheels can be popped off, and the Champion can then fit neatly into even the smallest of cars. This makes it the ideal choice for active individuals who are constantly on the go.

Champion SK 2.0

If you want an even smaller wheelchair, the SK ("Swiss Knife") version is the smallest wheelchair of its kind. It offers all the features of the Champion, with the addition of the front frame folding too, tucking the legrests out of the way. When folded, the Champion SK is comparable in size to an A4 folder, making it the perfect companion for both day to day commuting and essential for any holiday destination. The Champion SK is slightly more expensive than the standard Champion - but well worth the cost if you want the smallest folding active wheelchair on the market.

Seating and Configurability

Each Champion is bespoke built to meet your requirements and provide perfect positioning - it is available in a wide range of sizes, and each section of the chair can be customised, with different legrests, cushions, frame angles, and industry standards such as Spinergy wheels and Schwalbe tyres. Despite being a high-end lightweight chair, the Champion remains extremely adjustable, including the seat and backrest position and centre of gravity - allowing it to suit all individuals, and be reconfigured to changing needs and developing skills. The full Matrx range of cushions and backrests can be supplied for extra support and positioning to enhance your driving experience, and third party seating options can also be fitted if preferred.


The new Kuschall 2.0 range is turning heads for all the right reasons, with uniquely shaped hydroformed tubing for an ergonomic grip giving it a rugged yet elegant look. The Champion is available in a wide choice of colours, with a discreet tag or bold decal (tag only for the SK version) in an accent colour. Our demonstration Champion SKs are in black with red tag, and monochrome white with black tag, and both look great.

Our Verdict

The Champion is the definitive folding active chair - no other manufacturer has matched its rigid feel, and there is nothing else on the market that comes close to being as compact as the Champion SK. If you want a folding chair that doesn't compromise on performance, the Champion is the one to go for. We would recommend comparing it to Progeo's Ego, which features features a different crossbar system that nonetheless operates on a similar "folding frame, rigid ride" principle.

Otherwise, the closest competition is Quickie's Xenon2 and Krypton F - these are lighter and have discreet cross-braces that offer a stiffer ride than normally associated with a folding chair, but don't match the Champion's responsive, rigid ride. For the ultimate performance travel chair, the Champion 2.0 is our choice.

Key Features

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    Unique folding design
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    Feels like a rigid chair
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    Ultra-compact Champion SK version
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    Hydroformed front

Our Service

We passionately believe we provide a level of service above and beyond other retailers that gives you real value for money. Our in-house experts can provide you with impartial advice on the right wheelchair for you, and none of our staff are on commission.

All aftercare is carried out by our experienced specialists, with a fleet of mobile engineers, and a fully stocked workshop at our HQ - we don't get a third-party company to carry out our work. In the unlikely event your wheelchair needs to come back to us for repair, we will provide you with a loan active wheelchair from our fleet to keep you mobile.

Try This Wheelchair

Our Chessington Showroom is stocked with a wide range of wheelchairs for you to try out and compare, and our product specialists are on hand to answer all your questions, and carry out a full assessment. Visiting our Showroom allows you to see the widest possible range of products before making your decision on which wheelchair to buy.

We are also able to carry out home assessments and demonstrations - please call us to book one in. A home consultation comes with the benefit of trying out a wheelchair around the environment in which you will be using it.

Product Specification

Weight9.2kg / 1st 6lb
Crash TestedNo
Frame MaterialAluminium
Max Seat Depth48cm / 18.90in
Max Seat Width48cm / 18.90in
Min Seat Depth34cm / 13.39in
Min Seat Width36cm / 14.17in
Weight Capacity120kg / 18st 13lb
Transport Weight6.7kg / 1st 1lb
Active Wheelchair TypeFolding Wheelchair


Active wheelchairs are built to order following an assessment with one of our Prescriptive Assessors. They are available with a wide range of customisation options, from wheels to seating to style upgrades, and these can affect the price - our Prescriptive Assessors will run through all the options at your assessment. As a general guideline, we find most people will spend around an additional £500 - £1,500 on customisation options on active wheelchairs; however it is possible to get a fully functioning and desirable chair at the base price!

People purchasing active wheelchairs will normally qualify for zero-rated VAT. If the person using the wheelchair has a permanent disability, terminal illness or chronic sickness then they will be eligible for 0% VAT. Our Prescriptive Assessors will be able to answer any questions you may have about VAT.

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