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Awesome Tricycles

Road Tripping with a Camper Trike

Road Tripping with a Camper Trike

Most campers sit on the back of a pickup truck or are towed by one. After seeing a Japanese artist’s design for a pedal-powered camper, the Dangie Bros. decided they needed one too. The tiny camper sleeps two in very cramped quarters and weighs about 500 pounds, but they still managed to take it on a (short) road trip.

Steam-powered Tricycle

Steam-powered Tricycle

Most bikes and trikes are driven by human power. Professor Pardal Brasil created a tricycle that runs on steam power. It’s operated by burning wood to heat the water inside an oil drum, which pushes a piston that drives the rear wheels. It’s ridiculously loud and not very fast, but we still love it. It also doubles as a smoker.

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Hands-free Bicycle

Hands-free Bicycle

This bike without handlebars is neither a bicycle nor a unicycle. It should officially be called a tricycle because it’s got two tiny skate wheels in front and a single large bike wheel in the back. Whatever you call it, BigWR’s custom ride sure is unique, and it balances surprisingly well.

Turning a Scooter into a Three-Wheel Car

Turning a Scooter into a Three-Wheel Car

Meanwhile in the Garage took an ordinary gas-powered scooter and transformed it into a three-wheeled vehicle that looks like something from the set of a sci-fi movie. He initially had built a cockpit that kept it as a two-wheeler, but later grafted on the front of an ATV for its final appearance.

How to Make a Tricycle

How to Make a Tricycle

A normal tricycle has one wheel in the front and two in the back for balance. But nobody says the three wheels have to be arranged that way. So builder The Q got to work putting together a tricycle that has all three wheels arranged in parallel. It looks harder to ride than a regular bicycle, but it sure is unique.

Driven: 2019 Slingshot SLR

Driven: 2019 Slingshot SLR

Thanks to the guys at The Brand Amp and iMotorsports, we got to spend a week living with the Polaris Slingshot SLR as our daily driver. This fast, agile, and kind of bonkers open-air 2-seater is a blast to drive, and is definitely the most fun you can have on three wheels.

Boombox Tricycle

Boombox Tricycle

Maker Laura Kampf teamed up with her friend Patrick, whose audio expertise helped her build an earthshaking sound system for the back of her 3-wheeler. The battery-powered audio system has six full-range speakers and a giant subwoofer. She should have named it “Boomtrike” though.

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Water-powered Jet Trike

Water-powered Jet Trike

You’d think that a 3-wheeler powered by water wouldn’t go very fast, but as we recently learned, liquid can generate some crazy force when under pressure. Riding atop a 6,000 PSI water tank, Fran├žois Gissy was able to go from 0 to 62 mph in 0.55s with a 162mph top speed.

The Rocket II Trike

The Rocket II Trike

Jay Leno’s Garage gets us up close and personal with sculptor Tim “Frogman” Cotterill’s insane bare-metal three-wheeler, which is powered by a 1000 hp blown Hemi V8. Honestly, we can’t believe this thing is street legal.

Leaux Racing Trike

Leaux Racing Trike
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This adult tricycle lets you ride just inches from the ground, and turns on a dime for empty parking lot thrills and chills. First sold on Kickstarter as the ONDA Cycle, it’s now available for all, and in a variety of colors.

Trike Downhill Racing

Trike Downhill Racing

Buckle up for a crazy-fast ride down a mountain road, on the most unconventional of high-speed vehicles – the tricycle. Bet your Big Wheel never went 55 mph. Nice Flintstones-style brakes there.

Adult-Size Green Machine

Adult-Size Green Machine

Parker Brothers built this grown-up version of the fat-tire kids’ trike, The Green Machine. It steers from the rear like the original, but this one has an 80-cubic inch Harley-Davidson engine.

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The Roddler

The Roddler
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They grow up so fast (and furious): The Roddler brings hot-rod styling to tiny tots with a billet-machined aluminum stroller, carbon vinyl leatherette upholstery, fenders, and chrome grips.

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