• Dec 7, 2007
We've covered the rapid rise of the three-wheeled motorcycle surge which has been taking place lately with the Can Am Spyder, the Piaggio MP3 and more. Still, we've yet to see anything quite like the F3 Adrenaline from TriRod Motorcycles. This machine uses the 2+1 format which is inherently more stable than the 1+2 arrangement employed by many other trikes on the market. Additionally, the machine uses a familiar 120 cubic inch Harley-Davidson-style V-Twin powerplant from JIMS- pretty much the small block Chevy of bike engines - so aftermarket support will be huge. With the wide rear tire and low ground clearance, the Adrenaline looks pretty wicked.

The F3 Adrenaline uses carbon fiber body panels, unequal length A-Arm front suspension with rocker-arm activated shocks and power steering, making it fairly advanced for a Harley-based custom. The whole package weighs just 750 pounds, which is lighter than many Harley tourers. Performance should be exhilarating to say the least. Look for shipping models halfway through '08.



[Source: TriRod Motorcycles via Motorcycle-USA]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      That looks kind of fun for cruising but I can't imagine it leans very well.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks better than the Can-Am. The Can-Am looks like a snowmobile. Are people buying these things?
        • 7 Years Ago
        The can-am are 6 to 9 month waiting period. They can not build them fast enough. 35 sold so far at local dealership in New England and orders are still comming in. Who would have thought. Baby boomers are loving this style of machines.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Watch the official TriRod F3 Adrenaline Trike video here (follow the link and right click on the black square selecting "play"):

      http://www.trirodmotorcycles.com/motorcycles/adrenaline_video.html

      +5 points for 3 wheeled hoonage
      +50 points for bad ass soundtrack
      • 7 Years Ago
      I am so bored of trikes. This one does nothing for me.
      • 7 Years Ago
      $55,000! Yikes!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Does it blend?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Reminds me of those robots from the first of the Star Wars prequals.
      • 7 Years Ago
      want.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Actually, that Dodge Tomahawk concept has four wheels. and four round-profile tires.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodge_Tomahawk

      The front and rear wheels are paired close together, with the suspension for each bending around the outside of the wheel to both the right and left.

      That bike does lean, by scissor action. The inside front and rear wheel go up and the outside front and rear wheel go down independently. it is actually pretty trick. The thing is heavy, though.

      But with 500 horsepower, the weight of the V10 engine, wheels, seat and rider is still pretty insignificant.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This fails the "Will I feel like a douchbag if I'm riding it?" test.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Apart from the ugly headlights, it's fantastic. Death-on-wheels, sure, but damn I want one!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Interesting, style-wise... especially in profile.

      but mechanically... meh.

      old school engine, and square-profile tires. No leaning here.

      Tilting-motor-works' V-max concept seems better suited to performance riding.

      Combine TMW's tilting suspension design with this custom low-seat profile chassis, with a modern performance engine driving the rear wheel, and slick styling, and you might really have something.

      I think a vehicle like this is particularly suited to shaft drive... I would not want that drive belt to meet my right leg. A shaft drive is enclosed, and has issues with tension and lash.

      Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing BMW's 1200 DOHC HP2 Boxer engine, or the new k12's high-horsepower forward tilted I4. With their CAN-bus controlled electronics, that includes suspension adjustment controls... One could outfit the BMW guts and Ohlins suspension into a pretty darn cool 2+1 tilt-wheel tricycle.
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