Carter Engineering has provided mechanical engineering and accident
reconstruction consulting services to motorcyclists and the motorcycle industry since 1984.

Services include: inspection and analysis of vehicles and components with regard to malfunction, failure, and/or accident causation; accident reconstruction; evaluation of vehicle and component design/function; vehicle testing and analysis; and related expert witness services.

Currently, most of our work at Carter Engineering involves mechanical engineering consulting in regard to motorcycle product liability and general motorcycle accident reconstruction/analysis. Our clients include motorcycle and motorcycle related product manufacturers, insurance companies, motorcycle dealers, government agencies and individual motorcyclists.

Tom Carter, Principal Engineer, is available on a limited basis for consultations on your project. Get in touch here.


Triumph Motorcycles Ltd
Triumph Motorcycles Canada
Triumph Motorcycles America
Harley-Davidson Motor Company
American Suzuki Motor Corp.
KTM North America, Inc.
Husqvarna Motorcycles North America
Husqvarna Motorcycles (Cagiva)
Suzuki Canada
American Honda Motor Co.
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
Canadian Kawasaki Motors, Inc.
Yamaha Motor Corp., USA
Yamaha Motor Canada Ltd.
Aprilia S.P.A.
Excelsior Henderson Motorcycle Mfg. Co.
Polaris Industries
Victory Motorcycles
Malaguti Moto S.P.A.
Malaguti U.S.A.
Kymco USA, Inc.
Boss Hoss Motorcycles
Big Dog Motorcycles
Indian Motorcycle Company (Canadian 1998)
Italjet USA
Jincheng Motors USA, Inc.
Minneapolis Custom Cycles
Rolling Star, Inc.
United Motors of America
Linmax Motor Group
Logic Motor Corporation, LLC
Castle Motorcycle Manufacturing Inc.
The Illusion Motorcycle Company of America
BMW of North America
American Iron Horse, Inc.
Keeway America, LLC
DaeWoo (Korean mopeds)
Southeast Sportswear (importer of mopeds)
Schwinn Motor Scooters
Lehman Trikes (Canada)
Zapworld Electric Scooters
Westinghouse (electric motorcycle development)
Alternative Vehicle Corporation
Electric Motorbike Inc (EMB)
Chrysler Corp.
Yellow Freight
United Airlines
Ohlins Racing AB
S & W Suspension
Ohlins USA
American Suspension
HJC Helmets
Michelin North America, Inc.
Omnidata International
Hayes Industrial Brake
Arkansas Aircraft Modification Center
National Brake & Alignment Co.
Parr Electrical Co.
Crow Canyon MX Track
NHTSA/U.S. Department of Transportation
U.S. Army
Ural America, Inc.
S-LEMNA Electric Car (3-whl)
Bechtel (USAID) & Government of Thailand (electric taxi conversion project)


Tom Carter is a consulting mechanical engineer and owner of Carter Engineering. He is a lifelong motorcyclist with over 60 years of riding experience on all types of motorcycles both on and off-road. His motorcycle racing career has spanned over 55 years in all types of racing, with the primary focus on off-road racing.

Taking to the open road and off-road trails is still a passion. Read about Tom’s “Emptying Buckets ” adventures and rides on the blog.

Tom is a licensed professional engineer. He graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and from the Air Force Institute of Technology with an M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering.

Tom Carter is a retired military and Vietnam Veteran.

For more information about Tom click here.




Read about Tom’s travels and rides on the blog.¬†


Many thanks to Mick Ofield for the drawings of bikes I have ridden and admired over the years. You can find his work and order prints of over 75 different models on his Facebook page.