For those of you with a padded bank account and an insatiable thirst for adrenaline, we suggest that you take a gander at this here 9′ three-wheeled motorcycle, the Lean Mean Green Machine.  If nostalgia is kicking in, don’t be surprised, since this motorcycle is inspired by the 1970s big wheel toy that no doubt left you with a many road rashes and with it scares.

This toy come motorcycle is powered by an air-cooled, 80″ cu. Harley-Davidson v-twin Evo engine and can rocket the 3 wheeled death machine to 50mph; it produces up to 60hp.  The traditional steering wheel has been replaced by two handheld push/pull levers that control the two rear wheels via a directional linkage.  Accelerating and braking are as simple as pushing or pulling, while the 6-speed manual transmission is controlled using a foot lever.    Built into the frame is an 8.5 gallon tank that can achieve a range of 400 miles.  Anyone riding that kind of distance on this thing will have to have balls of steel and a metal reinforced back; did you see the seat?

No way in hell is the Lean Mean Green Machine street legal, but chances are you won’t care, especially when you’re dropping $75,000.



Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."