What’s the deal with trikes? I have to admit, I simply do not understand them. Sidecars are interesting but for the most part they can be removed and the original two wheel motorcycle can be regained. Some motorcycles are specifically manufactured to be sidecar rigs so that is not always the case, but for the most part, they’re a removable addition.
Trikes, on the other hand, are built to be trikes, period. I’m not sure what you gain from it and the bikes used in conversions are from every manufacturer and model. My thoughts got off on this after seeing V-max trikes the other day. V-max trikes! They’ve done a V-Rod, too, and loads of other bikes have gone under the wrench to emerge as three wheelers. What’s particularly interesting is that at speed they’re more unstable if you have to turn quickly, though I guess the upside is you no longer need a kickstand. Of course, there are the old Harley Servicars that were used to sell ice cream and stuff and they were pretty neat, but those seem to be a special case. A fellow that lives not very far from me has one and I see him motor by on occasion, kinda cool.
Opinions and tastes differ so people can ride whatever they wish and find enjoyment in the process and many do. I heartily support diverse mechanical ideas but I’ll have to ponder on this one for a while as I search for enlightenment.
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