Radd Through The Ages
Changing The World, One Prototype At A Time
James Parker has been reinventing the motorcycle for 25 years. A master fabricator, the Santa Fe, New Mexico, resident designed and built a number of roadracing chassis in the '70s and early '80s. Every one of them had a fork. Then he began designing a swingarm front-suspension system for street and roadracing bikes. Parker was granted a number of patents on the design, formed a company called Rationally Advanced Design Development (RADD) and set out to build a running prototype to demonstrate the technology to manufacturers. The rest is history.