When two wheels isn't enough and four is too many


Thoroughbred Motorsports, a subsidiary of trike conversion producer Motor Trike, is developing a trike from the ground up called the Stallion that will be available in the fall. The Stallion will feature a frame and suspension designed completely in-house by Motor Trike engineers, and will be powered by a 2.3-liter Ford four-cylinder engine.

The engine will produce 150 horsepower and 160 ft-lbs. of torque, which Thoroughbred says will give the Stallion the power-to-weight ration of a Corvette. Unlike a standard trike conversion, the Stallion will feature a Ford 5-speed automatic transmission and a steering wheel instead of handle bars. The "dash" will also have air conditioning and heat for both the front and rear passengers, who ride the Stallion on tandem leather seats.

The Stallion also has an 11-gallon fuel tank, which is much larger than what most motorcycles carry. Its fuel economy should also be excellent compared to most cars, which means cross-country trips can be made in comfort comparable to that of a four-wheeled machine, while still retaining that wind-in-your-hair-and-bugs-in-your-teeth charm of a motorcycle.

Thanks for the trike tip, James!

(You'll find more pics of the Stallion after the jump)

[Source: Motor Trike]