• Image Credit: Sway Motorsports
  • Image Credit: Sway Motorsports
  • Image Credit: Sway Motorsports
The list of three-wheeled vehicles available in the United States is a small but interesting one, with standout curiosities from the likes of Morgan and Ural immediately springing to mind. Of those various part-motorcycle-part-car machines, only a handful allow the occupants to lean in turns, with the Piaggio MP3 standing alone as the most recognizable example.

A company called Sway Motorsports has taken to CES in Las Vegas with a vehicle it's calling the Sway. The all-electric leaning three-wheeler will reportedly be available in three models, with top speeds varying from 35 miles per hour to 70 mph and range sitting between 20 miles with lead-acid batteries or up to 60 miles with lithium-ion units. A single 8kW electric motor on the rear wheel provides the go, and a linkage allows the rider to control the leaning motion using his or her legs and feet.

The Sway is set to go on sale, assuming everything goes to plan, in 2015, with California targeted as the first market. Pricing will start at $4,999 and go up from there, with a top-end model sitting at $10,999. Deposits of $100 are currently being accepted. Check the video below to see the Sway slalom its way through traffic.

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      akitadog
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's kinda cool. I can see this as an urban runabout within congested DC, easily.
      2 wheeled menace
      • 1 Year Ago
      You will see more of these leaning tadpole trikes in the future. They handle much better than a 2 wheeler, are more comfortable, and are more stable. It's a great way to make small vehicles a reality. A starter price of $5k is not bad at all. Good on them! The Piaggio MP3 starts at $7.2k and it isn't even electric!
        Julio B
        • 1 Year Ago
        @2 wheeled menace
        Yet you have a range up to 195 miles on a tank of gas, get over 60mpg and cargo space if you are in that stuff...
        Thereminator
        • 1 Year Ago
        @2 wheeled menace
        Yeah...I can see the added stability making this design very popular.
      Black Dyanmite
      • 1 Year Ago
      One hell of a hog! BD
      ragtopdodge
      • 1 Year Ago
      What's that saying? LIke nailing w/a fat-chick? Fun to ride, but wouldn't want to be seen on one.
        tump
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ragtopdodge
        Are you one of those people that thinks a Harley is a good city bike? Hint: They're awful city bikes. Well, they're awful bikes in the first place - extra bad in the SF.
      Ben Dover
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hmmm, virtually infinite range name brand 150mpg scooter, or never-heard-of company selling a limited range really expensive scooter with batteries I'll get from who knows where in four years... because I'm going to recap that fuel cost over the 2000 miles a year people usually put on scooters in no time.
      Bernie Kressner
      • 1 Year Ago
      What? The Japanese have already perfected and produced a leaning motor-vehicle. And you even reported on it, entitled "Testing Toyota's three-wheel, leaning i-Road trike in Japan". link: http://green.autoblog.com/2013/11/04/testing-toyotas-three-wheel-leaning-i-road-trike-in-japan/ This one looks like it copied that idea. ----------------------------
        2 wheeled menace
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Bernie Kressner
        Many people have copied the 4 wheel car idea.. i don't see anyone complaining about all cars talked about here having the same suspensions though :)
        tump
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Bernie Kressner
        That's double the size!
      Shanti
      • 1 Year Ago
      Oh, to be a freshman in college in 2015.
      waetherman
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm a sucker for reverse trikes and this one is fantastic. Perfect urban transport for those who might find two-wheelers daunting. They even manage to make it look like it's more fun than a regular scooter with all that swooping around. Price is a little steep of course, but I bet the cost could come down if it a hit. And I think it will be.
      Ducman69
      • 1 Year Ago
      2007 called, they want their Piaggio HyS back!
        Ducman69
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ducman69
        Also, I highly suggest testing a regular two wheeled 2014 Vespa Primavera against this or even the new Piaggio MP3 LT before taking the plunge. For the same money you will get a much more practical vehicle with far greater performance (and range) from a big company with a dealer network you know will be around to actual service the vehicle five years down the road. And when it comes to fuel savings of an electric over a gas scooter, scooters of similar performance will get insane fuel economy as it is, making that point entirely moot.
      Jared
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yeah, the cops will like this when you are swaying to show off in the middle of the road.
      bullitt2605
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cool as long as they can keep up in traffic 50 mph at the very least.
      waitwhut
      • 1 Year Ago
      Does not look like fun if You're 6' 3"
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