Kawasaki’s electric multi-wheel transformer

Kawasaki’s electric multi-wheel transformer

Kawasaki has been watching too many Transformers movies judging by this video on their USA YouTube channel of an electric three-wheeled Transformer. It starts with a recap on Kawasaki innovations over the years. Halfway through it transforms to focus on a computer-generated leaning three-wheeled transformer powered by an electric motor. Kawasaki transformer But this is …

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Tilting Motor Works trike conversion

Tilting trike conversion for Harley-Davidson

The growing demand for trikes has yielded some interesting conversion kits such as this new one from Tilting Motor Works that converts most Harley-Davidsons into a reverse trike with two wheels up front. The base unit costs about $US10,000 while a roll-over stabiliser increases the price to $US13,000. The Tilting Motor Works conversion kit includes …

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2015 Ural cT tourer sidecar

Ural lowers ride, raises price

Ural has lowered the suspension of their T tourer outfit to release the cT version. The Russian company says the suspension changes to the outfit are “quite subtle”, but the price change in Australia is almost $2000 more at $20,340 (+ORC). The Ural cT gets lower clearance by changing from 19-inch wheels to 18-inch and using …

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Trike Wedgetail

Honda plans three-wheeler motorcycle

Honda has filed patent diagrams for a leaning three-wheeler with two front wheels. While the company has never made three-wheeler motorcycles, Honda Goldwings have been popular donor models for trike conversions and wacky contraptions such as the Wedgetail featured in the main picture above. However, the patent diagrams are apparently for a smaller motorcycle powered …

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Can Am Spyder F3 submission

Laser aligns Can Am Spyder

If you’ve ever experienced “bump steer” or “wandering” with your Can Am Spyder, then you should get it properly aligned. An American company which has been using their True Laser Track technology in NASCAR for more than 10 years has now created a specific alignment tool for the Can Am Spyder. It has been endorsed …

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Can Am Spyder F3 submission

Can-Am Spyder F3 is a muscle cruiser

The 2015 Can-Am Spyder F3 will be a cruiser-style three-wheel roadster with forward controls. Made by made by Canadian company Bombardier Recreational Products, the Spyder F3’s forward controls should make it a more relaxing ride.  That should help Can-Am attract some of the cruiser set who are getting a little too old to hold up …

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Polaris Slingshot

Polaris Slingshot grows third wheel

Polaris Slingshot technically moves the company into motorcycles. The company’s first road-going three-wheeler has a steering wheel, seatbelt and floor-mounted five-speed transmission like a car, but it is technically and legally considered a motorcycle, so it will be governed by motorcycle licence requirements and helmet laws. Polaris is best known for snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles and side-by-side off-roaders, …

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Can-Am Spyder RT Limited

Can-Am Spyder more power & value

The 2014 Can-Am Spyder will make its Australian debut at next weekend’s Brisbane Moto Expo. It receives a power boost, bigger engine, more gears, more features, but not a huge expected increase in price. The major change is in the engine room where the Rotax 998cc V-twin has been replaced by a 1330cc in-line triple. …

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John and Rose England's patriotic Can-Am Spyder and trailer

Patriotic Can-Am Spyder wins awards

This much-loved, crowd-pleasing, award-winning Can-Am Spyder and trailer wasn’t always so much loved. In fact, when John and Rose England first rode it, they hated it and wondered why they’d just forked out so much money. SEE ALL THE PHOTOS ON MY PINTEREST BOARD It was Australia Day, 2010, and the Englands had just spent …

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