Ending Soon – “GARMR .003” 2009 Harley-Davidson Reverse-Leaning Trike Custom

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Post Listing Update: This Harley did not get any interest at the opening ask of $25,000.


I’ve never been a big fan of custom trikes, but this one-off Harley isn’t your average three-wheeler. Built by Barghest Motive, this tricked out trike is built around an unspecified 1,200cc V-Twin from a 2009 Harley-Davidson. Dubbed the “GARMR .003”, the trike reportedly gets its name from a “devil dog” who guards the gates of hell in Norse mythology.

Details on this unique machine are pretty scant, though the three-wheeled contraption was clearly constructed on and around a bespoke chassis and suspension system (including a monoshocked rear-end) that enables the reverse trike to lean/tilt in the corners. The Illinois-based outfit behind the build claims no-less-than 18-months went into creating this one-off machine.

What really makes Barghest’s trike stand out is its unique bodywork. Supposedly constructed entirely from carbon fiber, the GARMR’s bodywork is made up of a large rectangular shape with a huge grill and a stacked set of HID headlights out front. The boxy bodywork has also been sandwiched between a set of massive carbon intake scoops capped off with a mesh grill. The idiosyncratic body culminates in a minimalistic bobber-style saddle with an interesting foam seat. The build’s instrumentation has also been sunken into the bodywork just ahead of the seat too.

Other details on the leaning three-wheeler include an aftermarket intake and exhaust, custom mirrors, and a pair of beefy 12 arm/spoke rims up front and a H-D disc unit in back — all of which have been shod in semi-knobby rubber. Single discs carry out braking duties on the belt-driven build up front.

According to the ad, photos were taken of this exact example which are supposedly slated to be featured in the #373 issue (03/05/19) of American Iron Magazine. Though this leaning specimen was adorned in a gloss grey and exposed carbon livery, it has since been hit with a coat of matte black which is unfortunate because the original paint digs looked pretty good IMHO.

While this isn’t really my cup of tea, I always appreciate when people do interesting, outside-the-box stuff with motorcycles like this. Barghest has also posted a few videos on its Youtube channel of the GARMR in action…

You can find this 2009 Harley-Davidson-based reverse leaning trike entitled “GARMR .003” from Barghest Motive for sale in Batavia, Illinois with an unmet opening bid (reserve not met) of $25,000

Photos by Shooters Images

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