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Forward Trikes – Simply Stunning

Stunning Trikes

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.

Motor-Trike Categories


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

Wheelchair Accessible 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

Rigid Forward Motortrike

 

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

Tilting Motortrke

 

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 Motortrike

 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.

Outrigger Trike

Outrigger Motortrike

 

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

Tuk Tuk Rickshaw

 

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

3 Wheeler

 

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


Rigid Forward Trike

Kaszpir Trike

 

Kaszpir Trike – 4.2 L V8 299 HP King of the Road

Perhaps something a little smaller? OzTrikes


Rigid Forward Trike

OzTrike

OzTrikes – Powerful Stylish Motortrikes

Tour Oz Trikes


Rigid Forward Trike

Tour Oz Trikes

TOUROZ Trikes

Trike Racing


Rigid Forward Trike

Trike Racing

Trike Racing 3WheeLer WoRLD Click Here

SS Trikes


Rigid Forward Trike

SS Trike

SS Trikes – Big Wheel Automatic V-Twin

The Titan Trike Conversion & Roller Kits


Rigid Forward Trike

Titan Trike Kit

Titan Custom Trike

Titan Oz Choppers – Trike Roller Kits

Eagle Trike Conversions


Rigid Forward Trike

Eagle Conversions Trike

Eagle Trike Conversions – Conversion Specialists

Tilting Forward Trikes


KSG Leaning Trike


Tilting Forward Trike

Leaner Trike

KSG Trike – The Future of Tilting Trikes

Tiltster – Tilting Forward Trike


Tilting Forward Trike

Tiltster Trike

Mystery Designs Tilting Trike & Trike Kits

Fly the Road Carver Trike


Tilting Forward Trike

Carver Leaning Trke

Persu V3 Trike – Fly the Road Carver

Forward Cargo Trikes


Kavaki Forward Cargo Trike


Forward Cargo Trike

Kavaki Gargo Trike

Kavaki Motor – Forward Cargo Trikes

Solian – Juangsu Linzhi Shanyang


Forward Cargo Trike

Solian Cargo Trike

Visit Made in China Click Here

Myanmar Trike


Forward Cargo Trike

Cargo Forward Trike

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.

Outrigger Trike/Ute Kits

Forward Outrigger Cargo Trike


Motorcycle Outrigger Trike Conversion

Motorcycle Outrigger Trike Conversion

Motorcycle Outrigger Trike Conversion

Motorcycle Outrigger Trike Conversion

Trike Conversion Kit – Outrigger Motorcycle Modification

 

Trans Moto Triax Kits


Forward Outrigger Trike

Outrigger Triax Trike

 

Trans Moto Triax – Outrigger Trike Conversion Kit

 

Motorcycle Voyager Convertible Kits


Forward Outrigger Trike

MTC Voyager Outrigger Trike

MTC Voyager – Outrigger Trike Conversion Kit

Crossroads Trikes


Forward Trike

Trigg Outrigger Trike

Trigg Trike Kits – Crossroads Trikes

Rick Shaws and Tuk Tuks


Tuk Tuk Industries


Forward Tuk Tuk Trike

Tuk Tuk

Visit Tuk Tuk Industries Click Here.

Rick Shaw in India


Forward Rick Shaw Trike

Rick Shaw 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.

Reverse Trikes – Are they a Safer Option?

Haul N Ride website was created to explore Innovation and Human Creativity with a focus on Interesting, Rare and Unusual Motorcycles and Accessories. Haul N Ride welcomes the sharing of projects and ideas, creating an enjoyable and educational online resource. We like to hear from readers so please leave a comment below and let us know if this post helped you or if you have any questions.

Thank you for visiting Haul N Ride. Dave

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2 thoughts on “Forward Trikes – Simply Stunning

  1. Really nice site, I like the Nachomobile video, some good information, and a lot of Trikes and reverse trikes, well put to together.

    1. Hi Fred, thank you for your positive comments. Yes the Nachomobile proves that there are some very clever people in this world to come up with such fantastic creations. I am glad you like the website and found value from the articles. With this knowledge you will be well informed when making a decision on purchasing a trike. Have a great day. Dave

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