The William Shatner co-designed Rivet One trike with a Cadillac CTS-V's supercharged V8 is going into limited production, on a build-to-order basis. Shatner is riding one from Chicago to Los Angeles laster this year.
BMW and NHTSA are recalling over 43,000 motorcycles over an issue with the rear wheel mounting flange that could crack if the bolts are overtightened. To fix the problem, they're replacing the aluminum flange with a steel one.
Polaris issues a recall and stop-sale order for its Slingshot over two issues. Certain models might have been fitted with defective ball bearings in the steering column, failure of which could cause loss of steering. It's also possible that installed roll-hoops don't meet company performance specs. Both problems will be fixed free-of-charge.
Husqvarna has announced that the 401 Svartpilen and 401 Vitpilen motorcycle concepts it showed off at EICMA last year are going into production as 2017 models. The bikes, based on the KTM 390, are meant to show what modern Husky design simplicity looks like, as well as how the tiny Swedish brand will differentiate itself from KTM.
Four years ago we posted on the three-wheeled foam car that made it to the round-of-four in X-Prize competition. Its inventor, Lon Ballard, created the vehicle for the sole purpose of lowering the number of road fatalities and has spent the intervening years refining the idea, and beginning pilot production of electric and gas-powered variants.
The three-wheeled Rivet One isn't a motorcycle or a trike, it is referred to as a "land jet," and it is what William Shatner's imagination looks like. Yes, that William Shatner, who says he plans to ride the Rivet One from Chicago to LA this summer.