• Sep 1, 2006
Iconic U.S. bike-builder Harley-Davidson, Inc. (ticker symbol: HOG) announced Friday that it will develop a range of Harley-branded three-wheeled 'trikes.' The company is partnering with South Dakota's Lehman Trikes (the self-proclaimed 'Leader of the Three World') to build Harley trikes based on its motorcycles, like the aftermarket Lehman Renegade touring model shown above. The new trikes will be sold through Harley dealers.

Lehman already builds three-wheeled conversions of Harley-Davidson, Honda and Suzuki bikes, among others.

Looks to us like Harley is covering its bets as its core demographic gets ever older...

[Source: Reuters]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Lighten up people. These are for the disabled, same as automatic gearboxes.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Say it ain't so!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Harley is on the right trail but, there should be two wheels in the front and side by side seating. Harley still ownes the rights to the Tri-Hawk and I wonder if they will visit that market in the next few years. OR, maybe they are waiting for Bombardier to get enough three wheel Spyders on the road to proof that there is a market.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "Now I'm free to seeee the worrrrrllllld!"; just make it strand other old farts at the Grand Canyon - like the original Hoverround ad.

      Of course, endorsed by Tom Kruse - inventor of the HD Hoverround.
      • 8 Years Ago
      OMFG
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have to laugh at all of you who make fun of these and the people who ride them.

      You just dont get it do you?

      Is it so hard to understand that there are people out there who might not be able to ride a motorcycle and that they may be able to ride this and want a Harley? Just cuz someone builds a trike doesnt mean they are supporting lazy, old farts. There are disabled people out there who want a motorcycle or who want that experience...
      • 8 Years Ago
      It looks funny with the car wheels and tires in the back.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well, kiddies, I hate to burst your balloons but trikes have been around for a long time.
      Several brands are available as turn key or kit form.
      Some states now have special motorcycle trike endorsements.
      You young punks aren't as knowledgeable as you think you are.
      jimbo in nevada
      • 8 Years Ago
      grew up on a scooter, lost the bottom half of my leg in vietnam, still rode with everybody, but now the top part of my leg is wearing out from the extra effort it has had to put up with for 38 years. my wife and i trike all over the southwest and california, and there is no pride issue involved. we have fun, get some sun, and i dont have pain from straddling a gas tank.
      wish i could climb on a softtail again, but trikes are a great alternative. sorry if it offends the macho types out there. guess i care more about me...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ok, so those of you who don't understand disabilities and wonder why anyone would ride a trike........I have osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia and all the pain that comes with it. I had to sell my sporty because I just couldn't ride it. A trike seems ideal for my situation. So if you are not disabled, you don't know what you are talking about. And so what if you aren't and still want to ride one? I hate that you so called old school bikers think you are the only ones that can ride a harley. I have wanted one all my life and it took getting divorced to be able to buy one. When I did and then developed my disablilities, I had to sell. But I still miss it every day and think a trike may just suit me fine.
      Andy
      • 8 Years Ago
      HD makes motorcycling even more accessible to the skilless, witless public. They'll sell more expensive HD togs to more idoits who think that motorcycling is like Halloween: dress up and be cool for the weekend. What happened to building your trike from ground up??
      Jane
      • 8 Years Ago
      Until you have walked a mile in the shoes (if he has legs) of a disabled person you can never know the aching to be cruising the roads on a Harley especially if you rode everyday before your accident, stroke or other disabling condition that could affect the ability, strength or balence to ride on two anymore. For many disabled of frail bikers this could be the answer to be back on his or her own Harlely. Being the wife of a biker who has lost use of one side and now rides a specially constructed trike with a rear mounted Harley to accomodate his entire right side paralysis I know that longing. My encounters with most trikers is they are older and/or broken down bikers.
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