Forward Trikes – The Most Common Motortrike
Forward Trikes have two wheels at the rear, and a single wheel at the front and have generally been the most common trike.
Some rear engine powered trikes conceal the engine, while other trikes display the engine with plenty of chrome.
The recent popularity of the Can-Am Spyder Reverse Trike may change that imbalance in the future.
This article will introduce you to the multiple categories of Motor-Trike design. First we shall look at a brief explanation of each type.
Wheelchair Accessible Forward Trike
Motor Trikes are a popular choice for the elderly and people with disabilities due to the fact that the rider’s legs are not required to support the weight of the bike. A trike also provides more options to attach a fold-able wheelchair to the rear and can even be designed to allow the rider to remain in a wheelchair while riding.
Trikes can be powered by a motorcycle engine in front of the rider, or powered by a car engine in the rear (such as a Volkswagen engine).
For this reason, a Forward Trike driven by a motorcycle engine at the front, has been the most popular and easiest modification for Wheelchair Access.
Rigid Forward Trike
A Rigid Forward Trike will have a single wheel on the front and two wheels on the rear and does not lean.
Tilting Forward Trike
The Tilting Forward Trike is identical with a Rigid Forward Trike, however it will tilt as you enter a corner, exactly as a solo rider leans on a two wheel motorcycle counter steering.
Forward Cargo Trike
Forward Cargo Trike is like a Rigid Forward Trike, however it has a tray or tub above the rear wheels. In Australia a vehicle with a tray/tub would be called a Ute (abbreviation for Utility), and in the USA would be called a Pick-up. Therefore, a Forward Cargo Trike is simply a pickup/ute with a motorcycle at the front.
An Outrigger Trike is a Two Wheel Motorcycle driven by the rear wheel, that has had car tires fitted on either side of the rear wheel, similar to training wheels on a child’s bicycle.
Rickshaws and Tuk Tuks
Rickshaws and Tuk Tuks can be described as Forward Trikes with a cab to keep the driver and passengers out of the rain.
Three Wheel Cars
Three Wheelers look like standard cars that have three wheels, instead of four. Similar to Forward Motortrikes, Forward Three Wheelers will have a single wheel on the front.
Rigid Forward Trike
As there are so many manufacturers of Forward Trikes and Trike Conversion Kits, there would be too many examples for this article. We will take a look at a few and provide links to many others at the end.
Shall we begin with the Biggest and the Best: Kaszpir V8 Trikes
Visit Kaszpir Trikes Click Here.
Perhaps something a little smaller? OzTrikes
Visit OzTrikes Click Here.
Tour Oz Trikes
Visit Touroztrikes Click Here.
Trike Racing 3WheeLer WoRLD Click Here.
Visit SS Trikes Click Here.
The Titan Roller Kit
Visit Titan Click Here.
Titan Trike Conversion
Titan Trike Conversion Click Here.
Eagle Trike Conversions
Visit Eagle Trike Conversions Click Here.
Tilting Forward Trikes
KSC Leaning Trike
Visit Kreissieg Trike Click Here.
Tiltster – Tilting Forward Trike
Visit Mystery Designs Click Here.
Fly the Road Carver Trike
Visit Fly the Road Click Here.
Forward Cargo Trikes
Kavaki Forward Cargo Trike
Visit Kavaki Motorcycle Industry Click Here.
Juangsu Linzhi Shanyang Forward Cargo Trike – Passenger
Visit Made in China Click Here.
Visit the Story Click Here.
Outrigger Forward Trikes
An Outrigger Trike is a standard two wheel motorcycle with an attachment. The motorcycle rear wheel has not been removed. The following video will explain.
Here is an Outrigger Trike that can also carry cargo.
Triax Outrigger Trike
Visit Transmoto Click Here.
Motorcycle Voyager Convertible Kits
Visit MTC Voyager Click Here.
Visit Crossroads Trikes Click Here.
Rick Shaws and Tuk Tuks
Tuk Tuk Industries
Visit Tuk Tuk Industries Click Here.
Rick Shaw in India
As there are so many Forward Trike examples, I have listed some extra links here for your convenience.
Forward Trikes are Simply Stunning
TC Custom Trikes Click Here. Trikes Australia Click Here. Panther Trikes Click Here. Threedom Wheels Click Here. Australian Trikes Click Here. Trike Around Australia Click Here. Cam Trikes Australia Click Here. Trevaye Enterprises Click Here. Champion Trikes and Sidecars Click Here. Californian Sidecars and Trikes Click Here. US Trikes Click Here. EML Trikes Click Here. The Trike Shop Click Here. Lehman Trikes Click Here. Roadsmith Trikes Click Here. Motor Trike Click Here. Rewaco Trikes Click Here and Here. Crossroads Trikes Click Here. Hannigan Trikes Click Here. Trikes by Design Click Here. Leola Motor Trike Click Here. The Trike Man Click Here.
Are Reverse Trikes Safer than Forward Trikes?
Now that we have reviewed Forward Trikes, I would like to demonstrate the safety advantages of Reverse Trikes. To discover why a Reverse Trike would be a safer option for you, Click Here
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