Patent Number: 6,167,774

Title: Handlebar-mountable ergonomic shifter for a motor vehicle

Abstract: An ergonomic shifter mountable to a handlebar of a motor vehicle, the shifter comprising a housing mountable to the handlebar and a unitary shifter toggle switch movably connected to the housing, the unitary shifter toggle switch being movable from a neutral position to an upshift position and a downshift position. Preferably, the unitary shifter toggle switch is pivotally connected to the housing. Preferably, the shifter is mounted to the handlebar adjacent a gripping portion of the handlebar so that the driver can easily upshift or downshift the vehicle. Preferably, the unitary shifter toggle switch has a plurality of small protrusions for enhancing a driver's grip.

Inventors: Gagnon; Claude (Magog, CA), Larose; Pascal (Sherbrooke, CA), Gale; John (Deauville, CA)

Assignee: Bombardier, Inc.

International Classification: B62K 21/26 (20060101); B62K 23/02 (20060101); B62K 21/00 (20060101); B62K 23/00 (20060101); B60K 017/04 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018