• Jul 30th 2009 at 4:57PM
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Olmax Fabrication SS Trike - Click above for high-res image gallery

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.

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The SS TRIKE Rolls Into Sturgis In Production Mode

Olmax Fabrication LLC., the manufacturer of the SS Trike, introduces the production version of their trike at the 2009 AMD Official World Championship of Custom Bike Building located at Champions Park in Sturgis, SD. The SS Trike resembles the classic "Big Wheel" Chopper-style design that we all rode as a kid, which is sure to put a smile on your face no matter how old of a kid you are.

Builder Jason Nieman is entered in the Production Class at the World Championships and will be competing for the gold with other storied manufacturers like Brass Balls Bobbers and Choppers, OCC Motorcycles, Big Bear Choppers and Big Dog Motorcycles just to name a few.

The SS Trike comes with a long list of race-breed features including composite body, a 24-inch Olmax Fabrication polished front rim wrapped in a Metzler, American Racing 14-inch rear wheels and digital speedometer. In addition, the trike sports American Suspension front end, 6 speed or automatic transmission, and a choice of power from Ultima, S&S or TP.

The popular automatic transmission option features a bullet-proof design lifted from automotive racing applications, which met Olmax Fabrication LLC reduced weight and packaging requirements. The design is sourced from a General Motors Powerglide system that is a current racing standard, which delivers smooth and consistent shifts.

Extending in the race inspired theme is a custom 2 into 1 performance pipe that connects into a chambered muffler. The dual exhaust pipe at the rear of the trike delivers a healthy rumble that is a cross between a muscle car and a sweet-stroking Harley.

The SS Trike is designed to comfortably accommodate a variety of enthusiasts from 5′ to 6′2″ tall in fewer than 5 minutes. Selecting two different seat heights and three different foot control locations is a snap and easy to do.

The SS Trike is available in all primary colors. Additional options include graphics, Wire-Plus digital speedo, air-ride suspension, a solo seat with enclosed trunk, multiple trim treatments and a black or polished engine.

To see the SS Trike in Sturgis check out the production class at the World Championships located at Champions Park in Sturgis, SD.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Hey, my 3-year-old neighbor has the same, but hers is pink.
      Carrie Shaske Willia
      • 2 Years Ago
      Buyer beware, I purchased this trike from SS trike, Jason Nieman in 2011 and I still do not have my trike. I have had to have Jason sign a completion order with a March 1, 2013 date which he did not comply to. He now wants to deliver my trike without accessories that i have already paid for stating that those companies have gone out of business? If he would have purchased those accessories when they were paid for we would ahve them now. I believe he has run out of time and has no money to purchase these accessories so this is his excuse. Please be careful when dealing with company.
      • 6 Years Ago
      someone misses their bigwheel.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sitting there it's a great show bike. How does it feel when you ride it or just cruise.
      • 6 Years Ago
      But does it have a hand brake that locks one rear wheel?
      • 6 Years Ago
      That looks like insane fun
      • 6 Years Ago
      That is the stupidest thing I have ever seen. Here is your Darwin Award. FAIL.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I will never understand this.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So they are planning a limited production of this? Probably for more than I could spend :(

      I like it though, reminds me of my youth... plus it looks comfortable to ride.
      • 6 Years Ago

      Bummer.... there's no Juicy Juice Box cup holders.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yes, but can it do power slides?
      Carrie Shaske Willia
      • 2 Years Ago
      Do not do business with this company, SS Trike, or Jason Nieman. I purchased a trike from jason in 2011 and still do not have my trike. Jason will take your down payment and use it for anything but purchasing materials for your trike and then he will want more money stating that it will speed up the completion of your trike. He will take money fro other customers and use their money to start their project and yours will wait because he has used up all of your money. To make a long story short, I had to get an attorney involved, made Jason sign a completion order and he still did not have trike completed by due date. He now wants to deliver trike without accessories I have already paid for stating that these companies have now gone out of business?? If he would have purchased all accessories a year and a half ago when they were paid for maybe the companies would still be here? But I believe the truth is he has past completion date, has no money to purchase these accessories so that is his excuse. Please think twice before doing business with this company, I learned the hard way.
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