trikes

trikes

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By looking at this picture, it is easy to realize that we haven’t seen the most of those inventive minds out there.

The rear half of this trike is an old, chopped up VW Beetle shell, while the front is as chopperesque as they get. There’s no V-twin engine displayed so we can only assume that the owner of this machine simply kept the car’s original engine. Still, it’s a unique combination.

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The original Batcycle used in the making of the first ‘Batman’ series in the 1960s recently sold for $ 29,500 on eBay.

Composed from a motorcycle and sidecar, the three-wheeled Batmobile has little over 7,000 miles on board and still runs beautifully. The main cycle is powered by a 250cc Yamaha engine, while the detachable sidecar has a separate 50cc motor that got Robin in and out of his own tricky situations.

In the video that we attached, Adam West & Burt Ward joke about the stunts and props that crumpled Robin on a daily basis.

See the video after the break.

Source: visordown
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As you can see, this motorcycle police officer has found a new, interesting, unique, but extremely efficient method to stop those who break the law. It all consists in attracting the outlaws like a magnet rather than chasing them all over the highway.

I can imagine drivers waiting in line to beg for a biiig ticket. I’m not sure what they’re going to receive although I could make a few remarks regarding to what could there be in that spacious trunk that she rests her elbow on.

Source: rswarrior
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Can-Am has issued a recall for a number of 12,500 Spyders manufactured between July 2007 and May 2009 because of an apparent problem to the vehicle’s power steering system. This has reportedly caused at least three light injuries because, as stated in the recall notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, "the operator of an involved vehicle may need to exert a force greater than expected to initiate the turning of the steering handlebar off centre in order to correct vehicle drift from a straight line path."

The Canadian Press< dig deeper into this aspect and gave the company’s spokeswoman Johanne Denault the opportunity to make things sound less dangerous… "The vehicle is not going to start zig zagging, it’s only a small drift", she said.

Although they don’t mention in what the correction of this problem consists, the suppliers of the power steering system (Kongsberg Inc.) are left with paying the repairs. Owners must contact Bombardier Recreational Products at 1-866-767-0707 or go to their local dealers to have their rides inspected and, if necessary, repaired.

No less than 9,932 possibly affected Can-Am Spyders were sold in the United States.

Source: autoblog
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This is the zero-emissions transportation vehicle that is supposed to offer the best green power-to-weight ratio in the near future. It is called the BMW X bike (althought the fact that it has three wheels qualifies it as a trike) and it was designed by Jacobus Marx, who’s inspiration came from BMW’s “efficient dynamic” theme (I guess we can supposed he’s at least fan of the German brand).

Electricity is the key to powering the X bike from zero to 60 in only 4 seconds and to a top speed of more than 150 mph. Two 80KW in-wheel electric motors with regenerative properties are supposed to be used and fed by ceramic batteries that recharge fast and weigh very little.

We must admit that this sound like a plausible concept and can’t help not being impressed by the interactive suspension that is sure to allow filtering through traffic with great ease.

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Nowadays, it is very hard towards impossible to come up with brand new, 100 per cent original cruising/touring motorcycle and no manufacturer knows that better than Harley-Davidson. So we’re guessing that engineers and designers came up to the simple conclusion that their new project didn’t necessarily had to be a motorcycle, but something that would take the best of the motorcycle world and add enough carrying capacity to keep a couple on the highways all year round…something like a trike.

The 2009 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic is the latest addition to the Touring family and addresses to the kind of rider that would have bought the two-wheeled version and turn it into his own. So is it legitimate to suppose that owners themselves inspired Harley on this one?

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Hitler’s contribution to the motorcycle industry throughout World War II is a pure showcase of the natzi leader’s idea of a “two-wheeled” vehicle. These were actually tanks with motorcycle-like riding position. Power came from an Opel Olympia four-cylinder motor developing 36 hp and being capable of moving the tanks with a top speed of 35 mph, so imagine the weight of these things. Created for mountain hunter corps, these war machines were capable of dealing with a 46-degree inclinement angle. So I guess that Hitler’s Honda VFR is out of the question?

Watch video after the break.

Source: youtube
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Getting stuck in traffic is no problem if you’re Pierce Brosnan in a mission as 007….or at least people think you are by the roles you’ve played. Punctuality is what always counts and that’s always rewarded in the James Bond style.

Source: youtube
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Two symbols of the United States, the burger and Harley-Davidson motorcycles unite into an incredibly strange looking and most likely smelling combination, the Burger Trike. Harry Sperl is the name behind this unlikely project and the sacrificed bike is a 1987 Harley-Davidson.

This crazy looking thing has even onion-like rear wheels while the front rim looks like a tomato slice so the menu is complete and ready to be served.

Source: visordown

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