Claus Mess is from Germany and after doing a bet it ended up building this 3034cc motorcycle that he decided to call the HG3000.
It is definitely the strangest thing I’ve seen so far and if you take a closer look, you’ll notice that it is actually a trike, not a usual motorcycle.
The builder decided that it doesn’t require much investment so it put it together from bits and pieces of Volkswagen and Porsche, while the suspensions are made by BMW. What was I saying about investment? The guy must live next to a junkyard or something like that!
I don’t believe it is road legal, but it runs and it can definitely be ridden. The only major problem is most likely the level of vibrations which I can imagine being bone shaking.
By seeing the picture above, you’re all probably thinking that there will be a time needed for the water to turn into steam on the damn thing, but the surprise is that there is no steam involved in the commuting process that the steampunk tadpole tricycle so strangely proposes.
Powered by foot, this three-wheeler is designed by nostalgic Alan who also makes a short demonstration of the machine’s comfortable traveling abilities during the short video attached below.
It is a known fact that, especially in Great Britain, fun weekend kit cars are often being fitted with motorcycle engines in order to achieve great performances at the organized races that they participate and love so much. But it now seems that such cars are starting to lose one wheel at a time and get closer and closer to the machines that provided their powerplants.
This one is a trike powered by a 1000cc four-cylinder inline Honda motorcycle engine bolted on a super light TIG welded frame. Also, the rack and the pinion steering make sure it won’t miss any corners when turning the Momo steering wheel.
And if unfortunately it does miss a turn, the carbon fiber and Kevlar body will get the pilot safe out of it and still wiling for some three-wheeled fun. These features also have it weigh only 650 pounds so you go and do the math and tell us back the power to weight ratio.
I believe that the guys who spent 18 months developing and building it definitely knew what they were doing.
Don’t try to understand what it says. Simply look at the damn thing and imagine you riding it! Oh, and it isn’t a Guiness World Record holder because this is actually a small version of a Monster Moto that hasn’t yet been caught on tape.
Is this the bike on which Chris Vermeulen plans on winning the 2009 MotoGP? We’ve come across this photo from the first tests of Chris Vermeulen on the evolution version of the GSV-R with which the Australian pilot will attempt to conquer the 2009 MotoGP title. Perfectly reflecting the team’s strategy, the bike, equipped with sidecar and car wheels as balance and the aerodynamic features do all the trick. I don’t know how a shoulder-to-shoulder final lap will look with this thing on the track, but the idea is daring, challenging and funny.
When testing a motorcycle we usually talk about how long you can ride it before needing a rest and, frankly, we don’t take in consideration emergency stops, but it seems that this bike excludes even that kind of emergency. And if you feel like taking a bath, there is no problem in doing that also. A generous bath tab is happy to receive you at any time as long as it rained previously. I told you caravans are out of fashion!
Santiago Chopper could not use a better way to present the “Barry Sheene” Trike. The bike is entirely made by hand and the American manufacturer fitted it with the massive 1850cc Harley-Davidson engine in order to sound as good as it looks.
Check out the picture gallery and then tell me it wasn’t inspired in the automotive hot rod culture. Enjoy!