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Triazuma, Quadrazuma (click here for Autoblog coverage) and GG-Quad (here for Autoblog)? What do they all have in common, besides the sorta-funny names? These are all vehicles which are based on motorcycles, but with more than the standard two wheels. None of these machines leans, and it is clear that other major automakers and bike builders have considered the idea as well. The benefits to such a machine are good fuel economy, outstanding performance and relatively low price considering the first two points. Negatives are pretty strong ones, though. Such as needing a motorcycle license and the helmet and gear to go along with it.

Personally, I have always liked ideas such as these. If nothing else, some are innovative with two wheels in the front and one in the rear. Piaggio takes another step towards motorcycles with the leaning MP3, but it has a rather small engine for highway use. Small manufacturers have been building trikes for a very long time now, and sidecar bikes (or hacks, rigs etc.) are available from manufacturers such as Ural and Harley Davidson. Would you ever consider commuting in a vehicle such as this?

[Source: The Kneeslider]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      I would if it were electric and freeway capable.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The 3 wheel concept has been around for a long time. Some ideas have made it to market (ATV, tricycles, etc) but most of them have failed.

      Stability is the first problem to look at. A 1, 2 or 4 wheel vehicle offers more in that way.

      I would prefer an electric car that could run off batteries and charge wireless off the local electric grid.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Concepts are just Concepts 98% of these concepts never get put into production the ones that do make it into production hardly ever looks like its concept counter part. would be nice to see more affordable 3 and 4 wheelers on the road some of these companies have a absurd prices for there bikes.
      • 2 Years Ago
      i've got a 2009 BRP SPYDER now with almost 20,000 miles, and it's more fun that 2 naked ladies and a jar of Vasoline....... JUST DO IT.....
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think the problem with these concepts is that they offer little more utility than a motorcycle. The only significant advantage is that you don't have to hold them up when you stop. Other than that the advantage/disadvantage list reads just like the one for motorcycles.