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3 Wheels, 4 Cylinders, 5 Speed, 150 HP


When 2 wheels isn’t enough and 4 is too many… The Stallion trike from Thoroughbred Motorsports, a subsidiary of trike converters Motor Trike, features a frame and suspension designed completely in-house by Motor Trike engineers, and a 2.3-liter Ford four-cylinder engine. The hand laid fiberglass body can be painted in 1 of 5 colors, black, red, cherry, silver or white. It will retail jus shy of $30,000.

The Stallions are Ford powered from a 2.3L Focus engine making 150 horsepower and 160 ft/lbs of torque, which translates to a power-to-weight ratio rivaling a Corvette. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a 5 speed automatic transmission (with reverse), while steering control is handled by a steering wheel – rather than handlebars.

The “dash” will also have air conditioning and heat for both the front and rear passengers, who ride the Stallion on tandem leather seats.

The Stallion also has an 11-gallon fuel tank, which is much larger than what most motorcycles carry. Its fuel economy should also be excellent compared to most cars (30 MPG), which means cross-country trips can be made in comfort comparable to that of a four-wheeled machine, while still retaining that wind-in-your-hair-and-bugs-in-your-teeth charm of a motorcycle.