In 2023, what you’re paying at the pump for gas is around $0.60 more than the six-year average. To say that recent gas prices have been fickle and high would be an understatement.
This has led many people to look for more fuel-efficient options to get around town. One possibility for this is purchasing a custom trike.
Not only do trikes provide a fun experience, but you can use them to ride around town and get things done.
But, when looking at custom trikes for sale, what factors should you consider? Keep reading to find out.
Do You Want a Ready to Ride Trike or Pieces to Build Your Own Trike?
When it comes to buying a custom trike, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is whether you want a ready-to-ride trike or if you’d like to build your own. There are pros and cons to both options.
If you’re not particularly mechanically inclined or just don’t have the time to devote to building your own trike from scratch, then a ready-to-ride option might be best for you. With these types of trikes, all the hard work has been done for you by professionals who know what they’re doing.
On the other hand, building your own trike can be an incredibly rewarding experience. It allows you complete creative control over every aspect of your ride and gives you a sense of pride that can only come from creating something yourself.
Of course, there’s also the cost factor to consider. Building your own trike will likely require more time and money than simply purchasing one that’s already been assembled.
Purchases you want to consider when building your own include the following:
The beam assembly doesn’t include the chassis. When you purchase it from us, you get the parts unpainted and unassembled. The beam assembly is ideal for a retrofit or starting point when building your own.
Chassis and Beam Parts
Do you have a gas engine or electric drive system you want to use? This assembly also comes unpainted and unassembled. You’ll be able to add your power source, body panels, and other parts to suit your needs.
What to Look for When Purchasing a Ready-to-Drive Trike
So, what should you look for when buying a trike? There are many factors to consider.
The first thing you want to consider is the intended use of your trike. Do you want a trike that fulfills your need for speed? Or do you simply want something you can enjoy driving around town?
Once you decide that, you can begin to dig into the other considerations.
Consider the quality of the materials. Your trike needs to be durable and sturdy enough to support your weight and withstand wear and tear.
A good custom trike will offer smooth handling that is easy to control even at high speeds. Consider features such as disc brakes and suspension systems which can greatly affect how your ride feels.
Consider what type of suspension will be best suited to your needs. If you plan on taking your trike off-road often, then a more robust suspension system might be necessary to keep the bumps and jolts away. On the other hand, if speed is more important to you than comfort, then a stiffer suspension might be best.
Depending on the type of trike you’re looking for, you may have a few power source options. Electric motors are usually quieter and more efficient than gasoline engines, but they can be more expensive.
If you’re purchasing a trike with a gasoline engine, consider its fuel efficiency. The more efficient the engine, the less money you’ll have to spend on gas in the long run.
When it comes to safety, make sure your custom trike has essential features like turn signals, brake lights, and bright lighting. Also, look for features such as roll bars and helmets that can help in the event of an accident.
If you’re looking for a fast ride, consider the maximum speed of your custom trike. Make sure it can reach the speeds you’re looking for without putting too much strain on the engine. However, keep in mind as well, a trike with more speed will likely be less fuel efficient.
The body panels of a custom trike are important for both looks and aerodynamics. When designing your ideal custom trike, consider what type of body panels you want.
Our trikes include front body panels for wind and grit shielding. However, other panels are optional. You can also add an enclosed or partially enclosed canopy.
The braking system is one of the most important parts when it comes to safety and performance when riding a custom trike. Make sure that your brakes are capable enough for the speeds and terrain that you plan on riding before designing your custom trike. You’ll also want to make sure that they are easy to use and maintain so that any problems can be quickly identified and fixed.
Two of our models come with front brake pads and rotors intended for street use. However, our third model comes with front brake pads and rotors for track use.
Finally, make sure the trike is street-legal with all the necessary paperwork. You should also inquire about any additional fees or taxes you may need to pay for registration and insurance.
Not every state requires you to register powered trikes, but some do. So make sure you’re aware of the laws where you live.
Our Custom Trikes for Sale
Now that you’ve thought about all of that, it’s time to look at some of your options from our patented model. What’s the right trike for you?
Our first model is a fully assembled leaning trike. It’s powered by a 250 cc, 5-speed gas engine.
This engine doesn’t provide the same speed as some other models. Instead, this model is a great choice if you’re looking for a fun cornering experience without being overpowered.
It comes with front body panels for wind and grit shielding. Additional panels are optional. The front brakes and rotors are for street use.
Model two is also fully assembled and ready-to-rumble Leaning Trike. It’s powered by a 600 to 750 cc, five or 6-speed gas engine.
It gives more straightaway speed than model one. The engine weight may increase rear wheel traction while cornering.
Like model one, it provides a fun coning experience without excessive power. Front brake pads and rotors are for street use.
Keep in mind: this model is less fuel efficient than model one.
Our third model is powered by a 1400+ cc, 5, 6, 7, or 8-speed gas engine. This model is the least fuel-efficient of the three.
However, in exchange, it has ample pep and more straightaway speed. While you can take this model on city streets, the city street usage is limited.
The goal of this model is to provide a euphoric experience because of the excessive power. This model is fully paneled for wind, grit, and aerodynamics.
Load cells on the wheels control the appropriate pitch angle for the front wings and the rear wing. The wheel motors also provide regenerative braking that’s controlled by the brake pedal.
The front brake pads and rotors on this model are smaller and intended for track use.
Buy a Custom Trike for Your Adventures
Are you ready to get rolling? Finding the right custom trike is just a few clicks away.
Our patented trikes will take your enjoyment to the next level. Take a closer look at the options we provide and fill out our contact form for more details.