ATLAS Throttle Lock - www.ATLASthrottlelock.com
We understand the potential risk of buying something for your motorcycle without actually holding the product in your hands. This is why we are offering a 100% refund and paying for any return shipping costs. You will be given 30 days after you have received your ATLAS Throttle Lock to contact us and request a refund.
Not only is everything made in the USA, but all parts, except for a spring, are designed and manufactured under one roof. More on this below.
The ATLAS functions similar to a retractable pen. When the button is pressed, a friction stopper protrudes from the side of the throttle lock. When the button is pressed a second time, the stopper retracts and disengages the throttle lock. The stopper applies friction between the throttle housing and the grip by pressing against the side of the throttle housing.
The ATLAS Throttle Lock was designed with simplicity and universal use in mind. The semi-circular body and clamp arm fit perfectly over 7/8” to 1-1/4” handlebar throttle sleeves. This sizing ensures that the ATLAS will fit on most motorcycles. If, for whatever reason, the ATLAS doesn't fit on your motorcycle, we will give you a 100% refund and we will pay the return shipping. There's no need to worry, we will take all the risk!
What makes the ATLAS so unique is the ultra-thin design. The low profile front hinge, slim body and clamp arm are all 100% proprietary designs meant specifically for mounting between the throttle grip and the throttle housing. The retractable button is perfectly placed so it is out of the way, yet easy to reach with your right thumb, no matter your throttle’s position.
The ATLAS is shown here mounted on my KTM 640 Adventure, between the throttle housing and the throttle grip. No space is taken up on your grip and there’s nothing bulky in your way.
One thin wall with a reinforcing band across the outer edge, for rigidity, allows the ATLAS to fit in places no other throttle lock or cruise control can.
There have been updates made to the clamp that will allow it to have a firmer grip on the throttle sleeve to ensure it stays in place and doesn’t rotate. The changes will also make the clamp more universal and fit on even more bikes. We want to deliver the best possible product so we have tweaked the design from the prototype you see here. Once we have images of the updated design, we will share them here first.
ALL other throttle locks suffer from one or all of these problems.
The ATLAS suffers from none of these annoyances:
- Requires a lot of space on your grip. You grip already has limited space, especially when you are wearing gloves. This type of throttle lock moves your hand farther away from your brake lever, and button controls.
- Are specific to your motorcycle and maybe 1 or 2 others.
- Require drilling or custom fabrication.
- Easily removable from your motorcycle in a public parking lot with little to no tools.
- Are awkward to engage and disengage in real life riding situation. You may have to decelerate or coast to disengage.
There are no other throttle locks which move with your hand as you rotate your throttle. Only the ATLAS will stay in perfect ergonomic positioning with your thumb as you accelerate to different speeds.
The ATLAS takes away little, if any, space from your grip. If you ride with gloves, you need all the space you can get.
The ATLAS will work on nearly every motorcycle you own. Now you can keep your throttle lock when you upgrade to your next bike.
The ATLAS is a bolt-on solution. It takes 2 minutes to install, doesn't require you to remove your handguards and can not be removed from your motorcycle without the proper tools.
Simply press the button with your thumb and you're cruising. No more awkward flipping or rotating to turn your throttle lock on and off.
You never need to change your speed when you're deactivating your ATLAS. Other throttle locks require you to decelerate to disengage. This is not practical for the active motorcyclist and the ATLAS doesn't suffer from this problem.
The ATLAS Throttle Lock was dreamed up while my wife and I were in the middle of a 15 month Round-The-World motorcycle trip. We were at the southern tip of New Zealand, sitting in our tent, seeking shelter from the storm after a long day on the road.
I was tired of the awkward throttle lock I had purchased just days before the trip. I sat there in my tent imagining my ideal solution. I’ve used several different apparatuses in the past ranging from a rubber band to a plastic paddle to rest my palm on to the “pinky workout” throttle lock I was fighting with in New Zealand. I easily identified all the issues I wanted to fix and set about designing the ideal throttle lock.
The ATLAS, which stands for “Adventure Touring Leaves All Signs” was born on the open roads of the world. It was dreamt up in New Zealand, modified in Australia and tweaked again in India. Throughout Europe, I was eager to attach my new invention to my bike and finally cruise with comfort and ease. It was on the Autobahn where the logo was born. The white circle with three diagonal black lines signifies the "End of All Road Restrictions". You are free to enjoy the open road on your terms, with nothing impeding you along the way - discomfort and inconvenience included. The ATLAS is your ticket to freedom.
So here we are, back Stateside, simply to birth the ATLAS, bring it to market, share my design with the extensive riding community, and get back on the road, this time with the ATLAS on my throttle. The ATLAS Throttle Lock is everything I wanted on that rainy day in New Zealand, and I know you won't be disappointed!
These photos are of the ATLAS prototype. We have updated the clamp since these photos were taken. More on this below.
Our logo will be directly machined into the button, with a black oxide coating, cut away to expose clean, bright stainless steel. If you have ridden the roads in Europe, our logo should look familiar. It's the sign you'll see each time you exit a village and enter a stretch of road where there's no speeding restrictions.
The ATLAS will be made of 304 stainless steel with a black oxide coating. The side of the body piece, which faces the throttle housing, will be made of an embossed spring steel.
The prototype was made of 6061 Aluminum and Delrin. You can see this in some of the photos.
The ATLAS uses a spring steel friction stopper to "lock" your throttle. Because the ATLAS is clamped to your throttle's plastic sleeve, it will rotate perfectly with your hand.
Once you reach a good cruising speed, the button will be right next to your thumb. Press the button in, like a retractable pen, and the friction stopper will press against your throttle housing. This holds your throttle in place, unless you override the ATLAS by grabbing your throttle and rotating.
Press the button one more time and it disengages. It is so simple.
The clamp is a 100% proprietary design. The inner wall is thinner than 2 bank cards, serrated to grip your throttle sleeve and notched in a way to fit on nearly every motorcycle on the market. (We are currently working on a list of motorcycles which the ATLAS works with, but for the meantime, we are offering a 100% money back guarantee that it will fit on your motorcycle, or your money back. We also pay shipping both ways.)
The clamp also has a band of metal running along the outer edge of the inner wall. This is to reinforce the wall and provide a second point of contact for clamping the ATLAS to plastic grips with a thick inner flange. This band of metal has been updated and narrowed even farther than what you currently see in these photos.
The ATLAS was also design to fit on all diameters of handlebars, from 7/8" to just a little larger than 1-1/4". With an allen bolt, nyloc nut and an ultra slim design, your ATLAS will look like an OEM part.
Installation takes just 2 minutes or less. You don't need to remove anything from your motorcycle to install the ATLAS. One side of the ATLAS' clamp is hinged and has an easy disconnect, while the other side of the clamp has bolt holes. The prototype has only one side of the hinge covered. The updated design will cover both sides of the hinge.
First and foremost, we wanted the ATLAS to be sourced, manufactured and assembled in the USA. This allows us to be a more efficient company than those who rely on offshore manufacturers. The overhead is higher but the quality of the ATLAS will not be compromised. Since the designs and manufacturing are all under one roof, nothing will get past our quality control.
This is more then made in the USA - this is about building a business that doesn’t rely on cheap labor to succeed. We are not only seeking the highest quality manufacturing, but we are keeping our dollars Stateside to grow our economy at home, and minimizing our environmental impact in the process.
Risks and challenges
There will always be the potential for obstacles when pursuing a project like this. We want to make sure we produce the best product possible which means we may have to make some changes to the final product if we think it is in the best interest of the consumer. We will do everything we can to exceed your expectations, ship the units out quickly and efficiently and blow you away with our quality.
We love our backers, you guys are our supporters and we want to make sure we do everything we can to keep you happy and informed as we progress through the final stages. If something needs to be changed on the design, you will be the first to know about it and we will take the time to explain exactly why we changed what we did.
If for some reason there is an issue with production, we will work hard to find a solution, inform you with regular, honest updates and keep the ball rolling.
Finally, the question we get the most is “Will the ATLAS fit on my bike?” One of our primary design features is the ability to be universal and fit on most bikes. However, there are thousands of bikes out there and we can’t very easily test the unit out on every single bike ever made. This is why we have built in a guarantee so you don’t have to worry about the fit. We are confident that the ATLAS will fit on the majority of bikes out there, but if for some reason, you receive the ATLAS and it doesn’t fit your bike, we will give you 30 days to return the unit, we will cover the cost of shipping and give you a full refund - no questions asked.
Rest assured that we are passionate about the ATLAS and are serious about producing the best for our customers.
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