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Three's a crowd?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by pamcopete, Dec 24, 2015.


Are trikes motorcycles?

Poll closed Dec 31, 2015.
  1. Trikes are not motorcycles

    23 vote(s)
  2. Trikes are motorcycles

    4 vote(s)
  3. Who cares?

    8 vote(s)
  4. Salute them anyway

    12 vote(s)
  1. pamcopete

    pamcopete Ride.Enjoy.Life is Simple

    Apparently the popularity of trikes is on the rise. Millennials and older riders and some women are gravitating to the type. I personally do not think that a trike is a motorcycle, side cars excepted. I do not salute trikes as I do real motorcycles, even Harley's.
  2. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I always laughed at trike riders, but as I age and start to think how hard it is to stop a lean once started on the real big bikes ...................

    OK I still snigger a bit :D

    But I roll around in hysterics watching the guys in
  3. pamcopete

    pamcopete Ride.Enjoy.Life is Simple

    You didn't vote? OK. Trikes are vehicles with three wheels. They either have two in front or two in the back. Just one less wheel than a car. So, vote...:thumbsup:
  4. Higgy

    Higgy XS650 Addict

    Fuck trikes. Might as well get a convertible at that point.
  5. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I DID vote!
  6. pamcopete

    pamcopete Ride.Enjoy.Life is Simple

    I must have mashed the wrong key...:wtf: Merry Christmas! :)
  7. jamesgs4

    jamesgs4 fuck this, let's ride!

    trikes are for the elderly and handicapped
  8. fredintoon

    fredintoon Fred Hill, S'toon. Top Contributor

    Hi pete,
    depends on the trike ,eh?
    A motorcycle with a sidecar is still a motorcycle, for sure.
    So is a 3-wheeler that's been made out of a motorcycle, whether it's a commercial conversion or a DIY.
    Cam-Am Spyders and the like, more yes than no.
    The Scott Sociable, Classic Morgans, 1930s BSAs, Reliants and bubblecars, no. They are 3-wheeled cars.
    I'm the "love 'em anyway" vote.
  9. NOT motorcycles! They are for people who are scared of getting their knee out!(sidecars exempt here!)

    Some do look nice though.........
  10. angus67

    angus67 Welder's penetrate deeper!!

    trikes scare me. not a motorcycle. I rode a trike bicycle and almost killed myself!! If riding a trike is a norm for you, then its safe. but if you grew up riding bicycles, then enduros, then street bikes, no thank you.
    The sling shot is different. im pretty sure if I drove one, ide drive it like a cage.
  11. I always wonder that.......why not buy a far cheaper used miata instead of a sling shot......it's pretty much a car anyways.
  12. I always Said if I my wife wanted to ride still (I don't think she will ever quit) and I had a limb problem I would buy a spyder. That's the only time I would own one.
  13. Unicycles, bicycles, and motorcycles lean to corner. Segway drivers lean but the vehicle does not. By my definition if it doesn't lean in the curves it's not a cycle. Side hack riders are exempt because they are cool. Therefore, trikes are cars with three wheels.:thumbsup:

  14. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I lump sidehacks in with all the other trikes. Unless they are on a racetrack then they are just insane.
  15. Iowa Mark

    Iowa Mark XS650 Addict

    I don't really lump them in with motorcycles, but I have to salute some of the better examples. Of course, I have a hard time including Gold wings and the traveling plastic wrapped suit case crowd in the motorcycle group either. Way back when motorcycles were invented it was all about a means of getting from point A to point B in a minimalist platform. Over the years strides have been made in the efficiency of that platform, and unfortunately extras have been marketed to the buyers that also want power windows in their sports cars, remote controls on their microwaves, and virtual pets. Just my opinion.:bike:
  16. madjap

    madjap XS650 Addict

    WOOOOO! Friggin' Candaian Club and mountain dew! Fugged up and on the internet! Fugg! Trikes and bikes and sle-stacks!
  17. Canadian club. ..Jesus, I'm from Canada and I won't even tough that paint thinner.
  18. madjap

    madjap XS650 Addict

    WTH!?? I relpiyed once! Goddang computer... CClub makes me friendly a d fast! PLUS, I;m a MUCH MUCH berter shot with the ollllll' .44 special! Letcha know...
  19. solo2racr

    solo2racr Suck, Squeeze, Bang, Blow

    Why is this even a question? Let alone a poll.
  20. madjap

    madjap XS650 Addict

    NEVER question the POLE!!!! HAHAHAHA! WHOOOO! Trikes and gibby gabbbbbyst!

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