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Loophole LaRue, SASS #51438

3 wheeled recumbent motorcycle

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On the Interstate last weekend, and was passed by two high performance 3 wheeled vehicles (NOT Spyders from Bombardier); very low slung, two wheels front, one rear; driver in recumbent position. Passed me doing 80-85. These were not toys or backyard creations; identical except for color, and VERY nicely fabricated. Engines sounded like Japanese bikes.

 

Anybody seen them? What are they? Who makes them?

 

Thanks.

 

LL

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These are kind of close => http://www.campagnamotors.com/default.aspx

 

And this is a pretty neat looking kit => http://reversetrike.com/veloss.html

 

 

Ooooo...MUCH closer; but still not quite reclined enough.

 

Thanks, guys..these are starting points; I'll keep searching.

 

 

LL

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Human ingenuity is amazing! They keep inventing new ways to die!

 

That's 'cause the old ways to die have become so BORING!! :lol:

 

We're all gonna' die, some of us just ain't willing to do it in a conventional fashion! :unsure::lol:B)

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when I was last in Europe I saw one in switzerland that leaned like a normal Motorcycle in the turns looked very odd and I can not even envision the way the suspension worked

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when I was last in Europe I saw one in switzerland that leaned like a normal Motorcycle in the turns looked very odd and I can not even envision the way the suspension worked

Might have been a Carver 3-wheeler? Last I heard the company went bell-up in '09.

 

My favorite 3-wheeler of all is the Morgan, made in England from 1911-1939.

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Street louge maximus? I never wanted to end up as a hood ornament on a truck, one of the reasons I gave up the two wheelers. A body never knows when it's time or how it'll happen, but I've buried too many old friends with closed-caskets and just lost the magic. It got to where every time I went out it was a white-knuckle ride for my life and it just wasn't fun anymore.

 

HMMMmm... any Easy-Boy reclining motorsickle huh? :lol:

 

Bodine

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Yep, we are starting to see a lot more middle aged riders show up in the E.R. They have started riding as a way to save a few bucks on gas but lack the necessary experience to ride out of danagerous situations.

 

I did a lot of riding in my younger days but recognize the cost of a hospital visit is to high for me.

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Might have been a Carver 3-wheeler? Last I heard the company went bell-up in '09.

 

My favorite 3-wheeler of all is the Morgan, made in England from 1911-1939.

Spot on that was what I saw.. have to say it looked like fun!

 

And I agree about the Morgan you will be glad to know they just started building the 3 wheeler again

http://www.morgan3wheeler.co.uk/home.html

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Yah, saw that. Ain't it awesome? :)

Something else for my list if my retirement plan (A $ and a dream AKA the state lottery ) ever pays off ^_^

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Yikes $50,000 for the basic model!!

 

And I thought my Harleys were expensive!

 

Spot on that was what I saw.. have to say it looked like fun!

 

And I agree about the Morgan you will be glad to know they just started building the 3 wheeler again

http://www.morgan3wheeler.co.uk/home.html

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Harley was working on a new trike with leaning suspension, but sadly they're not going into production. Too bad -- it looked really cool => http://blog.motorcycle.com/2011/08/04/motorcycle-news/shelved-harley-davidson-penster-tilting-trike-prototypes-revealed/

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