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• Many original colour photographs
• Details of unique and rare trikes
• Only recent book published on the subject
• Some machines never before seen in print
• An easy to read guide with limited jargon, appealing to the enthusiast and the novice alike
• Handy size allows reader to take it to a trike show or meet
• Caption-led text for a reader friendly format
• Vast range of trikes shown to delight and enlighten the reader
• Useful facts and figures
• A real insight into triking in the twenty first century to inspire the casual inquirer
A celebration of the many motor trikes and three-wheeled motorcycles produced since the early days of motoring. Taking us right up to the present day, this book covers a wide range of machines from mild to wild, accompanied by original colour photographs. Featuring easy-to-read captions with minimum jargon: it will delight both enthusiasts and the novices alike.
Motor trikes have been around since the dawn of motoring, with many starting out as utility vehicles or prototypes of cars. But trikes haven’t died out or become mere relics of motoring history – companies all over the world still produce them today, and many will convert a motorcycle into a trike. Trikes are not only huge fun, but can also be a lifestyle choice. They are as diverse as the people who ride them, and this book illustrates the vast range of machines available.
The reader will discover a plethora of trike designs and layouts from the late 19th century to the present day. Some influential designs include Piaggio’s three wheeled vehicles, the Morgan three wheeler, and the Harley-Davidson Servicar. The book also features the products of companies that convert motorcycles into trikes, and shows some mass-produced examples that you can buy today. Then there are the weird and wonderful machines built by individual enthusiasts – a testament to their engineering skills and true eccentricity ...
'[the little book of trikes] will delight both enthusiasts and novelists alike. Great little pocket book covering a wide variety of trikes.'
Period covered: 1880s to present
1898 Daimler Benz 1890s
1890s Riley tricycle 1890s
1930s Morgan Super Sports 1910-52
1930s Harley Davidson Servicar 1937-88
Pashley Trike 1935
Reliant Trike 1938
1950s Piaggio Ape truck 1948 to date
BSA Ariel Three 1973
Triumph Tina Trike 1975
Honda Gyro 1978 to date
Xingyue Vogue 2000 to date
Boom Trikes 1970s to date
Rewaco Trikes 1970s to date
Grinnall Trikes not yet known
Jinlun and Pioneer Chinese scooter trikes 2007 to date
Lehman Honda Goldwing Trike 1973 to date
EML Honda Goldwing Trike 1980 to date
Piaggio MP3 2006 to date
Gilera Fuoco 2006 to date
Bombadier Racing Products Can Am Spyder 2008 to date
Selection of one off built trikes based on Reliant 1997 to date
Other one off motorcycle engined trikes 2000 to date
There are numerous one off trikes and small companies who convert trikes. It would be impossible to list them all.