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A new trend in toys is rolling across America. That trend is to trikes. What are trikes? They are highly customized, top of the line motorcycles with three wheels instead of two. Some are converted from motorcycles, some have Volkswagen engines and some even have the smoother V8 with an automatic transmission.
Who buys them? People who love attention, luxury, acceleration, power and many others who just want more fun out of life.
These motorized three-wheeled luxury vehicles have several advantages:
You don't have to put your feet down when you stop, you can take a passenger without fear that you will go down and spill him or her into the road. Most significant others like this feature. Some wives, in fact, have refused to ride with their husbands until they get a trike.
You won't get fatigued in stop and go traffic, they reduce safety concerns. Many spouses love these vehicles but consider two-wheelers too dangerous for their spouse to ride. Trikes can safely corner on loose gravel where motorcycles may go down.
An Investment That Holds Value
The better trikes hold their value for several reasons. First, very few are available for sale. Also, the best trikes are constructed with aluminum and stainless steel, so they last a very long time. They will depreciate very little and may even appreciate.
Attention and Usability
Let's be honest, part of the pride of ownership of a big boy toy like a boat, an RV or an antique car is the attention you get as you drive it. Nothing beats the attention you get with a top of the line trike. Whether you drive them to be seen around town, for the relaxing feeling you get every time you ride, to start conversations or just to be the center of attention, nothing beats the attention and pride of ownership you enjoy driving a top of the line trike. You will receive lots of neck twisting looks and enjoy many conversations as you drive, as you park and every time you're on it.
If you own an RV, you need to have a few days free to enjoy it and how often does that happen? You'll use your trike whenever you have a few minutes for a drive in the country. It's more fun for the buck' and gets rid of stress, with enjoyment. It's the best therapy after a tough day. A one hour ride erases any bad day. Your trike is always ready to go when you are, whether it is a cross country adventure or a short relaxing ride around town.
Great Performance and Easy Maintenance
With a trike you can really enjoy the ride. Many trike riders recommend the smoother power of a V8. You can lead the pack with a V8 trike. Don't settle for less and later say, "Wow I could have had a V8".
With V8 trikes, maintenance is easy. Most of these trikes use a small block Chevy engine that almost any good mechanic is familiar with. There is no need to go to a Honda or Harley Davidson dealer.
To Convert or Not To Convert
Most experienced trike owners will tell you that conversions take a first rate motorcycle and turn it into a second rate trike. Conversion shops just assemble other company's parts. Most trike enthusiasts recommend dealing directly with the designer and manufacturer. It costs about the same as a conversion but delivers a much better trike.
Car & Bike Aficionados
Many restored muscle car owners, motorcycle owners, ATV owners and RV owners have discovered the unbeatable thrill of riding an attention-getting, top of the line trike.
Choosing a Brand and Dealer
Most trike owners advise that you should never buy a trike without taking a test ride. Make sure they offer test rides you can ride and evaluate. They also recommend dealing with a company that custom builds trikes so you can fully customize them and so your dealer can explain the benefits and construction of the trike you choose. Dealing with the designer/builder cuts out the middle man and delivers more value.
You Deserve a Trike
For about the same payment as an average car, you can experience the thrill of the greatest toy ever invented. You can feel the wind in your hair, you can be the talk of your neighborhood, you can enjoy cross country adventures, fun country rides or an enjoyable trip around town. If you have worked hard and been responsible in your life, you deserve a treat. Call for a test ride and feel your heart jump when the engine roars to life. That's what life is all about.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Television station KSAT reports on what is being billed as the world's first touch-free motorcycle wash.
Check out the video here...
You drive the bike into this thing, and put it in neutral. Your tires sit on belts that make them spin around so that they can clean the wheels. It costs $10.00 to do the whole thing.
When I wash my Ultra Classic Electra Glide, I take care not to spray water directly at the dash board. It's hard to tell from this video if that's what this machine does or not.
What they need is some kind of coffee shop or snack bar where riders can hang out and mingle while their bikes are getting washed.
Thanks to Motodisiac.