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September 4, 2017

Custom Motorcycle Trike

by Laura B.

Custom Motorcycle Trike

Rocket II Trike is on the road, powered by a blown Hemi V8, which generates over 1000 hp!

Motorcycle Trike –

A sculptor by trade, Frogman Tim Cotterill brought his trike design to Blastolene, the same folks who built Jay’s Tank Car.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Many three-wheelers which exist in the form of motorcycle-based machines are often called trikes and often have the front single wheel and mechanics similar to that of a motorcycle and the rear axle similar to that of a car. Often such vehicles are owner-constructed using a portion of a rear-engine, rear-drive Volkswagen Beetle in combination with a motorcycle front end. Other trikes include ATVs that are specially constructed for off road use.

Motorcycle trike

motorcycle trikeThree-wheeled automobiles can have either one wheel at the back and two at the front, (for example: Morgan Motor Company) or one wheel at the front and two at the back (such as the Reliant Robin). Due to better safety when braking, an increasingly popular form is the front-steering “tadpole” or “reverse trike” sometimes with front drive but usually with rear drive. A variant on the ‘one at the front’ layout was the Scott Sociable, which resembled a four-wheeler with a front wheel missing.

Three-wheeler cars, including some cyclecars, bubble cars and microcars, are built for economic reasons: in the UK for tax advantages, or in the US to take advantage of lower safety regulations, being classed as motorcycles. As a result of their light construction and potential better streamlining, three-wheeled cars are usually less expensive to operate.

Three-wheeler transport vehicles known as auto rickshaws are a common means of public transportation in many countries in the world, and are an essential form of urban transport in many developing countries such as India and the Philippines.

Auto rickshaws are a form of novelty transport in many Eastern countries.

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