• Feb 10, 2007

Getting some attention over on autobloggreen is this post on alternative forms of transportation. What you see here are close encounters of the three-wheeled kind. Included are the Lazareth Triazuma, Ural and Harley-Davidson sidecars and the Piaggio MP3. While these vehicles can be considered green due to their lower emissions and higher fuel mileage than cars, the Triazuma would be very exciting to pilot, being very close to the ground with amazing levels of acceleration and grip. Another set of builders has expirimented with the idea as well, making the SUB 3-Wheeler. With supercar acceleration and less fear of falling off, would you ride one to work?

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks positively useless.

      Anyone who thinks the biggest problem with sport bikes is balance doesn't belong on a 3 wheeler anyway.
      • 7 Years Ago
      there are several cars available to car buyers that get BETTER gas mileage than at least half the Harleys sold today. Ditto for other brands of large-engined (750cc or LARGER) motorcycles.

      I hate to be the one to tell you this,But Motorcycle's Get way more gas mileage than car's or suv's that are not hybrid's, My motorcycle is a 1100 size motor and I get roughly 45-50 MPG's it depend's on how fast I go, And how long I travel at 70-80mph on the interstate. Around town or back road's cruising around 45-50mph I get 45-50 mpg. You show me a car,suv,or truck that is not hybrid that get's that much proven mpg, you can't. you can't go by the paper's on the vehicle's at the dealership's because they are wrong. If you want to see a nice three wheeler you need to check out the Stallion it is made by the people at the cherokee trike area in Greer South Carolina, It has the feature's of a three wheeler with a ford chasis that has been modified to fit it with a ford motor. It is liscensed and legal.
      • 7 Years Ago
      this thing look so cool, i want one when i will have money!!!

      visit :
      http://geocities.com/vaiowallpaper/
      • 7 Years Ago
      Check here. Can-Am just intro'ed a 3-wheeler in San Diego a couple of days ago. For sale in the U.S. soon.

      http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20070210/news_1b10cycle.html
      • 7 Years Ago
      OH JEEZ!!!! DOESN'T ANYBODY GET IT??
      The reason to ride a bike to work is that you can zip in between the cars? The 3 wheels are wonderful, but they mean sitting in traffic, if you are in LA or any big city.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ummmmmm, I don't care what it looks like, but it's a MOFO tricycle!!!! Last time these were cool, I was about 3 years old!! My 3 year old daughter also likes tricycles!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Of course its not a replacement for a car. Nobody in their right mind would think so. But as a second vehicle this sort of thing would be completely reasonable. More fun than a sports car, less chance of falling than a sportsbike when the road offers up some unexpected crud.
      Modern watercooled bikes meet the most stringent emissions standards while providing performance thrills that shame 100 thousand dollar hard core sportscars. Sure, they could be even more efficient, but they cover a gamut from 60-80 mpg small displacement rides to 30 mpg giant killers.
      • 7 Years Ago
      One factor with three wheeled vehicles is whch end has the single wheel. The designs with the two wheels of a car upfront and single wheel in back seem to be more stable than the opposite.

      That said, the SUB 3 is absolutely beautiful. I'd hit it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      3wheelers seem to be cool. you get the excitement of a motorcicle and avoid a big problem: losing balance and falling. The best of both worlds, if you ask me.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd still like to get VW to make their concept 3 wheeler.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Unlike the Piaggio MP3, that thing looks difficult to ride. In a car, the seats hold you in place. In a motorcycle, the lean angle keeps you on the vehicle. This thing looks like you'd have to fight every corner to stay on.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Greenthumb - They have the same usability as motorcycles. There are plenty of people in New York and Boston that find plenty of time to ride motorcycles. No, they are certainly not car replacements for those who need cars for day to day travel. I know a few people who's only mode of transportation are scooters. Some have the lifestyle for it but most don't. I could use one of these. I ride my motorcycle about 8 months of the year in Ohio.
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