Trike 40

The new magazine for all things three-wheeled! Covering all things tricycular, it looks at both full custom builds and bike conversions, disabled options, legalities, trike events, news, products - everything you need to know about trikes without you even having to ask! Trike Magazine is published quarterly.

United Kingdom
Jazz Publishing
Back issue only

in this issue

1 min
trike issue 40

What makes editing the magazine so much fun? The sheer variety of people I meet and the machinery they build. OK, every trike has three wheels – I get that. But I’m here to celebrate the individualism that shines through in the massively different ways people build their trikes. This issue of Trike magazine is one of the greatest celebrations yet. We have trikes with two wheels at the front, two wheels at the back and even, er, two wheels in line. We have open trikes, closed trikes; sports trikes, touring trikes; ones with bike engines, ones with car engines; and even one that’s imaginary! And as our new contributor, George Red, says in Triketorque (page 62), there’s no right way or wrong way to do things. It’s your trike, it’s your…

7 min
trike talk

CAN-AM SPYDER F3 EVOLVES Two years after BRP first unveiled its Can-Am Spyder F3, BRP has revealed some F3 updates. A new Spyder F3 Limited model is first up, designed for twoperson cruiser touring. It features self-adjusting air suspension, a six-speaker audio system and a removable top case with integrated passenger backrest and enough storage (55 litres) for two full-face helmets. The case can be removed in 10 minutes, providing the option of bagger or full touring. The case can also be ordered as an option for F3-T owners wishing to upgrade to two-up cruising. Other items on the Limited include heated grips for rider and passenger, footboards, an embossed suede seat, chrome front wheels and chrome trim. Two colours are offered: Intense Red Pearl or Pure Magnesium Metallic. Also new for 2017…

5 min
two right

When Craven Moses pulled the cover off the new 2rike at his Oakworth, Yorkshire workshop, my head almost broke. I’ve been following the progress of this build over the last few months and to say it’s better than I could have imagined would be a gross understatement. It takes a lot to impress me and I’m here to tell you that I am most mightily impressed. Both Craven and the trike are a lot smaller than they look in the pictures; I’m a lot bigger than I look from a long way away. The 2rike is a lot lower than I’d anticipated and with Craven has built this trike around him and his preferred positions for the controls. He’s quite a bit shorter than me, so there was never any chance…

4 min

Avast ye! Hornswaggle! Shiver me timbers! Dance the hempen jig! Excuse me, I seem to have come over with a severe case of pirate-speak. Arrrrgh! But then I have been spending time with this blood-curdling pirate ship of the roads: Stephen Probert’s stunning ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ themed Honda Rune trike. Stephen owns his own carpet shop in the Brecon Beacons in Wales, having been in the carpet trade for 35 years. How did he get into trikes, then? “I’ve always had motorbikes,” he says, “but I fancied a new toy, so I bought a 500cc Honda trike. I eventually partexchanged that for a Triumph 850cc trike from The TrikeShop but when I called in to see Haydn at Trike Shop, there it was – a Valkyrie Rune 1832cc trike.” Honda’s…

7 min

About three years ago, my son Ricky bought a Kawasaki ZX7R and decided to take it to pieces and do a respray. Never happened. The bike lay for a while until one day I saw a ’Busa which had been made into a ‘reverse’ trike in America. I decided there and then that it was time to give myself a new project. I’d already built a trike 15 years ago, based on a Mini Metro engine, which is still running about today. This machine was going to be very different, though. At the time I was working for an oil company which had its own metal and fabrication facilities, so I was able to use some spare stainless steel pipe to make the front frame from. Then came the hard work: cutting…

2 min
goldwing light parade

Honda GoldWing riders really lit up Scarborough in September when the GoldWing Light Parade rolled into town. Described as “the UK’s most glitzy GoldWing weekend” the 2016 event saw huge numbers of Honda bikes and trikes dazzle spectators in the North Yorkshire town. Events on the Saturday kicked off with a daytime display at Scarborough Lifeboat Station but the real treat came in the evening, when a host of illuminated GoldWings paraded along Scarborough’s North and South Bays promenades, to the delight of thousands of spectators. After the parade, the illuminated theme came to a crescendo with a grand finale fireworks display on the South Bay Beach. This year saw a second light show to complement the main Scarborough GoldWing Light Parade: an event held on Friday evening at Cayton Bay Holiday…