BREYDON’s wheelchair trials: Motivation Multisport

Saturday 27 March 2021.
Updated 03 August 2021.

Adjustable court sports chair.

A person doing a push‐up, strapped into a basketball‐/tennis‐style chair.

Figure 1: The Motivation Multisport is a particularly athletic‐feeling court sports chair, February 2021.

1. Assessment

Of the few models I have tried, this is by far my favourite sports chair. I value the elegant pragmatism to the design.

I love the solidity of the side guards, and how dependable the (foot, shin, thigh, and pelvis) straps are (but they could be quicker to do up and undo).

If only such a wide chair weren’t so tricky to transport or get through doorways.

Motivation make some rigid day chairs, which sound great.

1.1. Chair tried

Table 1: Motivation Multisport assessed in March 2021
Seat width 350 mm (14″)
Seat length variable: 350 mm, 400 mm
  (I have preferred the 350 mm length)
Backrest height variable: 250 mm, 300 mm, 350 mm
  (I have mixed feelings about all three settings)
Footrest height variable1: 450 mm, 475 mm, 500 mm
Chair length 89 cm
Chair width 88 cm
Weight in use ~ 14 kg
Frame material ?
Footplate Metal loop in frame
Wheel camber −15°
Drive wheels (d.w.) Two, towards rear
d.w. rims aluminium
d.w. spokes steel
d.w. hubs 36‐hole, aluminium
d.w. axles 12 mm quick‐release
d.w. tyres 25‐590 (650×25A or 26×1″), pneumatic
Push rims 19 mm anodised aluminium, six‐mount
Castors Two at front, one at back,
  all 72 mm (3×?″)
  ??? rim/hub/?‐spoke moulding
  rollberblade‐style solid PU tyres
castor forks solid aluminium
Model number WM4SP-02M
Manufactured circa 2019/2020

2. Further reading



I use the Motivation Multisport’s 500 mm footrest height, with ordinary tennis shoes on my feet and a simple 50‐mm–thick foam cushion on the seat; however, my preferred stance on‐court is different to that in a day chair.