Leader of the Three World passes

January 24 2012

Canadian John K. Lehman, the founder and Director of Lehman Trikes, tragically passed away on January 5, 2012 in Arizona at the age of 60.

The Tofield, Alberta born Lehman was a well respected personality in the motorcycling community, and was arguably considered to be the father of the mass-produced, modern trike. It was his love of motorcycling and family that had led him to build his first trike in

1984. He wanted a motorcycle-like vehicle that his wife could use to safely carry one of their children with them on trips. The resulting three-wheeler drew so much interest that it would become the humble beginning of Lehman Industries, which in turn eventually became Lehman Trikes in 1993 when Lehman’s friend Larry Strilchuk joined the company in 1993.

Lehman will also be remembered for his charitable temperament. He started the “Good Turn Trike” program that became an annual event that provides a free trike to physically challenged individuals with a passion for motorcycling. Lehman also actively raised funds for the “Make A Wish Foundation” and “Kids n’ Chrome” charities, which work with terminally-ill children.

A Celebration of Life ceremony for Lehman was held on January 17th in Mesa, Arizona. A service in Canada is planned to be held at a later date.

The staff of Motorcycle Mojo Magazine wish to extend their deepest condolences to Lehman’s wife Linda, and his children Quinten and Leann on their loss.

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