The thrill and feel of riding a three-wheeled Motorcycle is something that can only be experienced, not just explained. While die-hard bikers might argue that two-wheeled motorcycles are the only way to go, trikes can also be just as fun. Plus, let’s face it, they make you stand out on the roads like nothing else. In this video, we’ve brought together some of the Best Three-Wheeled Motorcycles money can buy in 2023, so subscribe while you still can, and without further ado, let’s get right into it!
00:00 – Intro
00:32 Rewaco Trikes
Despite their rather low profile in 2022, Germany-based Rawaco has recently embarked on an ambitious expansion into the American market introducing five premium models capable of carrying two to three riders on comfortable bucket seats. These three-wheeled motorcycles are constructed around a tubular frame and feature independent rear and springer-style front suspension.
01:51 Can-Am Spyder & Ryker
The 2023 lineup of Bombardier’s Can-Am motorcycles consists of three unique models: the Ryker, the Spyder F3, and the Spyder RT. Known for their distinctive three-wheel design, dual front wheels, handlebar-type steering (except for the Ryker), and rear-wheel drive, these three-wheeled motorcycles are powered by two- or three-cylinder engines that offer either a six-speed semi-automatic transmission or a constant variable transmission with reverse.
03:13 DOFERN D1
While established manufacturers are still working on offering electric versions of their popular models, Chinese brands like Dofern are taking the opportunity to gain attention. The Dofern D1 features a 5 kW electric motor (equivalent to 6.8 hp) that drives the rear wheel through a belt and despite the seemingly limited power, the manufacturer claims a top speed of 100 km/h. This three-wheeled motorcycle features two 14″ front wheels coupled with an automatic balance system for maximum stability and comfort in urban areas.
04:15 Wazuma V8M
The Wazuma V8M is a trike designed by the renowned French bike maker, Lazareth combining futuristic features, outstanding performance, and a unique character. As you can probably guess this super-charged trike is not just appealing in looks but also in functionality with its highlight being, a 4.7L, 460hp Italian V8 engine that produces 520 Nm of torque. This engine sets it apart from most three-wheeled motorcycles and ensures a powerful ride.
05:18 2023 Yamaha Niken GT
The Yamaha Niken is a three-wheel motorcycle that has garnered mixed opinions since its introduction. Some people love it, while others criticize it. However, it is undoubtedly one of the coolest-looking three-wheeled motorcycles out there. Initially unveiled to the public in 2017 the Niken featured a unique Leaning Multi Wheel front end, providing increased grip and stability. The updated model now boasts a new CP3 890cc engine, producing 113.3 bhp at 10,000 rpm and 66.9 lb.-ft. at 7,000 rpm.
06:35 Harley Davidson Trikes
Harley-Davidson has a rich heritage when it comes to three-wheelers, and the company’s 2023 lineup, namely the Freewheeler, Road Glide 3, and Tri Glide Ultra, continue to carry on the legacy. Inspired by the iconic 1932 Servi-, these three-wheeled motorcycles are powered by Harley’s Milwaukee-Eight 114ci V-twin engine, which is mated to a six-speed gearbox, and the power is delivered to fat alloy rear wheels fitted with 215/45R-18 tires.
07:47 Roo Bicar 3.0
Initially started as a project by the Zurich University of Applied Sciences The BICAR is indeed an innovative three-wheeler electric vehicle. Equipped with solar panels on the roof and the front, it is one of the few vehicles in the world that can drive continuously using only solar power. It features a 2,000-watt in-wheel electric motor from GEM Motors in the rear wheel and has a limited top speed of 31 mph.
08:45 Kymco CV3
Introduced by Taiwanese two-wheeler manufacturer Kymco the CV3 features an aggressive bodywork design and offers practicality with a backrest for both the rider and pillion. Powering the Kymco CV3 is a 550.4cc parallel twin motor that produces an output of 51 horsepower and 51 Newton meters of torque. It is paired with a CVT gearbox and has a claimed top speed of 168 km/h.