The Future Is Low: 2015 “Honda” Custom Reverse Trike

The threat of the mass market 3-wheeled car has been floating around the automotive industry since the beginning of the automobile era.  It doesn’t matter that removing one wheel doesn’t really save you much money, or that they topple over like roller skating college kids on spring break — because some lunatic entrepreneur will try and build/sell a million of them.  It also doesn’t matter that successful auto start-ups have done well by starting at the top of the market where consumers are more willing to be tolerant of dealer visits, like Tesla or the newcomer Faraday Future — because someday…we will all drive trikes.  Like this 2015 “Honda” Custom Reverse Trike found here on eBay bidding for $15,099 with 3 days to go, located in Greensboro, NC.

Before you jump whole hog onto the trike-bandwagon with this beauty, there are a few fine points from the eBay listing that need some focus (ALLCAPs are seller’s, not mine): ALL CUSTOM – *NOT A KIT*  MUST HAVE SOME TYPE OF ENGINEERING KNOWLEDGE TO COMPLETE YOURSELF!   RIDDEN LESS THAN A MILE DUE TO IT BEING SO LOW TO THE GROUND* AS WITH ALL CONCEPT VEHICLES THERE WILL BE QUIRKS TO WORK OUT AS MORE DRIVING TIME OCCURS. 

It appears that someone has built a custom steel/carbon fiber chassis with the rear section from a 2007 Honda CBR 1000RR.  That means you get a 1.0 liter inline-4 good for 172 horsepower at 11,500 rpm mated to a cassette type close-ratio 6-speed gearbox without a reverse gear.  

See another car that requires a motorcycle license to drive?