• Jul 14, 2006
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]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      I think the sixty year old crowd will love it. There are loads of goldwing trikes around here. One old guy has an orange one and wears all orange gear when he is driving around! Those old guys didnt blink an eye at spending 30 grand. Not my style but there is a niche market for it.
        Rodger
        • 6 Years Ago
        Watch your comments about 60 year olds. I'm 63 and still road race. I own 3 motorcycles, a ZX14 I race, a 2008 VX1900 I ride daily and a 2005 NRX1800 Honda Rune I ride occassionally and show about 6 times a year.
        You should say"SOME"60 year old riders{the gereatric ones} are OLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        Ride Safe Ride Smooth.

        Joly
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's Roman snoze should flow right onto mine making the perfect aerodynamic package! I always like these things until I see the price and then I say, I coulda hadda Miata mo betta.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'll take it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This machine looks like it could be my next. I just
      had a 2006 ultra classic built with a 103 eagle with
      a race tuner and reignheart exhaust it was wiped out with me on it by a lady on a cell phone at 80 mph.
      my next unit might need to be bigger. Although this would be better with a supercharged v6
      • 8 Years Ago
      If you buy a new Goldwing and convert it into a Trike it will cost you 30K or more.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow! I need more information about this!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like an overgrown Sinclair C5
      • 8 Years Ago
      The suspension is backwards. One wheel in front is a handling disaster. Three wheel ATV's aren't made anymore for this reason. A trike should have two wheels in front and one wheel in back for amazing handling - see T-Rex motorcycle.

      They're heading in the right direction as to a really good idea for a vehicle, but missed the target a bit. There's a real need for a light weight, fuel efficient, high performance, cool vehicle. An enclosed, 3 wheel motorcycle that can be driven in rain, heat, and snow; 60 mpg; and balls out performance, is what's needed.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I agree that for some of the older guys in our ride group that are tired of dropping their Wings on the ground and unable to pick them up, this might be a neat alternative. Hitch-up a little trailer and you're good to go!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Great looking machine, I like it! You're on the right track. It needs to be an all weather vehicle, (removable hard top and doors), and it needs to be lighter. It doesn't have to be rocket ship fast. Look ahead to $5 to $10 a gallon gas, it's coming, and work on the potential for a super economical individual, 2 place commuter vehicle. Small frontal area, aerodynamically clean, very light, very stable, a little utility space and good looks (you've done a nice job on that). Who wants Element and Scion bread boxes? A 3 wheeler (motorcycle licensed vehicle) gets you into the freeway HOV lanes in most cities. Parking becomes a smaller problem too. A small displacement IC engine, maybe a CVT, maybe a hybrid option and 60 to 100 mpg should be the goal. Get the price down to $15 to $20K and you'll sell them faster than you can make them. Develop that. You've got concept already.
      • 8 Years Ago
      what do you think you have here , a mustang or something. i am retired and not going to pay 30 grand for a car or a three wheeler. i drive a well muscled fox body mustang that i paid 5 grand for and a few odds and ends on it . enough fun and money for me. you can keep your 30 grand toss up.
      ROGER FITZGERALD
      • 8 Years Ago
      I LIKE IT TO BAD IT HAS A FORD MOTOR.
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