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Motor Trike Announces New IRS Conversion for Kawasaki 1700

Motor Trike's Challenger: IRS conversion for Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Family.

Press Release
October 17, 2012

Motor Trike, Inc. has released an additional Independent Rear Suspension conversion to add to their rapidly expanding product line. The “Challenger” conversion was designed to fit the Kawasaki 1700 family of large touring motorcycles including the Voyager, Vaquero, and Nomad with additional models... Read more »

Hannigan Motorsports 2012 Honda GL1800 Trike

Sub-framed floorboards are weight-bearing. Optional wheels are from Performance Machine.

Greg Drevenstedt
October 3, 2012

Due to its touring prowess, the Honda GL1800 Gold Wing has long been a popular platform for trike conversions. The GL1800’s engine and drivetrain were not updated for 2012, but it got all-new bodywork, so trike builders had to integrate the styling changes into their own designs. During the Americade... Read more »

2013 Can-Am Spyders – First Look

The loaded ST Limited package offers standard detachable hard luggage that bumps luggage capacity by 68 liters. Each case can hold a full-face helmet.

Rich Cox
October 1, 2012

For 2013, Can-Am’s family of Spyders grows more legs with the addition of a new sport-touring model called the Spyder ST. Positioned between the ultra sporty RS model and heavyweight RT tourer, the ST offers a blend of comfort and sportiness that Can-Am enthusiasts have requested. The ST carries all... Read more »

2012 Ural T Side-By-Side Review

No, this isn’t one of those “dark customs.” The 2012 T side-by-side is Ural’s new stripped-down, low-cost bike-and-sidecar combo, and like the famous Ford you can get it in any color you like (as long as it’s black) for $9,999.

Mark Tuttle
June 4, 2012

Among all of the ways to ride on three wheels, I think sidecars are the most fun, and challenge your riding skills in the heart-starting way we used to enjoy before computers began saving us from ourselves. With two wheels in front like the Can-Am Spyder, the ride is fast and sporty; with two wheels... Read more »

Honda Announces New Scooters for 2013

The 2013 Honda PCX150 will be available later this summer.

Press Release
April 2, 2012

Honda enters the 2013 model-year season with two fun scooters that contain significant upgrades: the thoroughly revised Metropolitan and a new PCX scooter with a larger-displacement engine that makes it capable for freeway use. Both models feature an easy-to-operate automatic transmission along with... Read more »

2012 BMW C 600 Sport and C 650 GT Scooters – First Look

BMW-C 600 Sport and C 650 GT scooters

Greg Drevenstedt
February 7, 2012

Having shown its Concept C scooter at the Milan Show in late 2010, few were surprised when BMW unveiled its C 600 Sport and C 650 GT maxi scooters the following year. Both models are powered by a 647cc parallel twin said to generate 60 horsepower and 49 lb-ft of torque. If they have the same engine,... Read more »

A Short History of Sidecars

The scene at the 2005 34th Griffith Park (Los Angeles) Sidecar Rally.

Clement Salvadori
May 13, 2011

Curious conveyances, sidecars. Few of us have ever ridden in one, fewer yet driven a rig. But there is a small, passionate number of sidecarists who love their three-wheeled machines, sometimes referred to as hacks or chairs, and a sizable number of companies that cater to these aficionados. The origins... Read more »

The 34th Annual GP Sidecar Rally in Southern California

Leaning into the green, sidecars from across the United States flock to Los Angeles’ Griffith Park for the 34th annual event.

Paul Garson
April 28, 2011

story and photography by Paul Garson Don’t start dusting off your roadracing leathers, the GP in the title above refers to Los Angeles’ Griffith Park, perennial home to the L.A. Zoo and Griffith Park Observatory. Both the Zoo and the Observatory have been “under renovation” it seems since Noah... Read more »

The 32nd Annual Griffith Park Sidecar Rally

Norm and Ray Brown displayed their 1915 Indian V-twin and factory sidecar.

Paul Garson
May 1, 2004

Even Huell Howser, the host of PBS-affiliate KCET TV’s popular “California Gold,” showed up for the weekend event that brought sidecar rigs trundling into L.A.’s Griffith Park from all points of the compass. After all, this is the mother lode for rare, unusual and very high-tech sidehacks and... Read more »

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