With the AMD Official World Championship for Custom Bike Building in Sturgis right around the corner, now's the time we look forward to some real innovation coming from the American V-twin crowd – just not quite the kind of forward-thinking we see here. Don't get us wrong, we loved our Big Wheel as a kid – bombing up and down the driveway and perfecting the art of the powerslide – but we're not entirely sold on the idea as adults.
In any case, the SS Trike from Olmax Fabrication is powered by the buyer's choice of air-cooled V-twin engines from Ultima, S&S or TP. That giant hoop up front measures 24 inches in diameter, easily dwarfing the classically-cool 14-inch American Racing rims out back. Those twin rear wheels receive power through either a six-speed manual gearbox or optional automatic transmission developed using well-known GM Powerglide parts that should therefore be more than up to snuff in this application. Through a quick-change set of seats and foot controls, the SS Trike can reportedly accommodate riders ranging from 5-foot tall to 6-foot-2. Click past the break for a short video of the machine in action.