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1916 Indian Powerplus with Side Car

In 3 Wheels, America, Vintage by Abhi0 Comments

The Indian Power Plus was a successful roadster and canvas for racing bikes, especially with Erwin “Cannonball” Baker (after whom the Cannonball Run was named after). Hemmings called this “the engine that changed American motorcycling.” Today we’ve got an example that forgoes the racing pedigree for the utility of a sidecar.

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Feeling Suicidal? 1995 Kawasaki KX500 Trike

In 3 Wheels, Custom, Japan by Abhi0 Comments

Post Sale Update: This trike sold for the opening bid of $4,500. When Kawasaki introduced the KX500 motocrosser in 1983, Dirt Bike magazine called it “unrideable” and “violent.” The owner of this bike apparently never read that article, because he’s decided to take it to another level of lunacy by adding a wheel. Well, that’s not fair, he does say …

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1 of 1 – 1913 Harley-Davidson Forecar

In 3 Wheels, America, Vintage by Abhi0 Comments

How much would the last of something be worth? In a world that is dominated by scarcity, real or imagined, what is the value of ‘the only one known to exist’? This Harley Davidson Forecar is the only one, and it’s for sale. The Forecar was introduced in 1913 in response to a perceived need for delivery vehicles in the …

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1950 Moto Guzzi Ercole

In 3 Wheels, Italy by Abhi0 Comments

Ercole is Italian for Hercules – an appropriate name for this vintage three-wheeler that could carry nearly a ton of weight in the hydraulic bed. Some models came with a cab that could fit three, though this example was designed for a solo rider that would have to brave the weather.

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1976 TriVette

In 3 Wheels, America by Abhi0 Comments

During the 1970s, America was suffering through an oil embargo. Lots of small companies tried to enter the automotive market by focusing on gas mileage. Bob Keyes of Ventura, California looked at a study that found “93% of the vehicles on the freeways in Southern California were being driven with only a single occupant, the driver.” His thought that having …

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1951 Nimbus Model C with Sidecar

In 3 Wheels by Tom Wacker0 Comments

Fisker and Nielsen of Copenhagen, Denmark made their first motorcycle in 1919, a 750 CC inline four cylinder cleverly known as the Model A. An improved Model B followed and was produced until 1926 with 1,300 total units sold.

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Fresh from the Petersen – 1954 Vespa Ape

In 3 Wheels, Italy, Scooter by Tom Wacker0 Comments

Every once in awhile you get to see something so unique it just makes you say ‘Wow’. This Vespa APE has been on display at the Petersen Museum for the last 4 years and is now offered for sale. The Piaggio (Vespa) APE has been in the lineup since 1948. It started life as a simple 3 wheeled vehicle with …

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1947 Cushman Ice Cream Vendor

In 3 Wheels, America by Tom Wacker0 Comments

It was a softer, gentler time. People were mostly polite to one another, and life moved at a slower pace. Even the ice cream man didn’t have a shrieking PA sound system to announce his proximity. The vendor had a polite and pleasant bell system to alert customers. Based on the 50 series scooter, Cushman made a front box three …

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2007 Triumph Scrambler with Sidecar

In 3 Wheels, Dual-Sport, England by Abhi0 Comments

Nowadays it seems like every manufacturer is releasing a scrambler (and Triumph just pulled the wraps off their new Street Scrambler as well, you can check out RevZilla’s review here). But a decade ago, Triumph was way ahead of the game when they were the first to debut a modern scrambler. This example extends its carrying capacity with the addition …

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Guzzi Powered – 2011 Pembleton

In 3 Wheels, England by Abhi0 Comments

Pembleton Motor Company is based out of the UK, and they build replicas of “the classic 1920s cycle car.” In their words, “the Pembleton can meet the demands of todays motorists while providing all the exhilaration of a vintage sports car.” They offer both complete builds and kit cars that accept Citroen, Moto Guzzi, or BMW motors. The seller says …

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One Off – Steam Powered Hensel Trike

In 3 Wheels, America, Custom by Abhi0 Comments

Post Sale Update: This oddball trike sold for $8,361.96 after 51 bids on eBay. I wonder what will happen to it… Decades ago, a Californian aviation mechanic named Fred Hensel built this three wheeled steam powered vehicle. It was registered in California as a motorcycle, so I’m going to share it!