Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Just because you can….

I came across an article on the Rideapart.com site (https://rideapart.com/articles/tower-trike-truck-based-motorcycle) describing this Indiana-based builder’s creation.


I’ll accept it’s a three-wheeler (yup, 3 wheels) but a motorcycle? Let me put it this way: If that’s a motorcycle then the Taj Mahal is a Little House on the Prairie and the Space Shuttle is just another version of the Kitty Hawk.

This thing is as big as it is ugly. Tipping the scales at 10,000+ pounds it is 19’ long and has a top speed of 84 mph. The 80-gallon fuel tank feeds a 335-hp Detroit Diesel coupled with anThe_Original_Gua_4eb6f34d98447_large Allison automatic transmission. Mileage figures are not given, but let’s just say it’s no gas sipper. Your $100,000 (or thereabouts) also gets you “storage” (Note the tour-pak behind the passenger seat.) and a cross engraved with the 10 Commandments, an over-the-top version of the guardian bell, I suppose, but with no better guarantee.

People build all sorts of bizarre, one-off machines, which is ok, creativity is a good thing. But this guy reportedly thinks there’s a market for up to 1,000 of these monstrosities. He may be right – there are lots of people out there with more money than sense – but still, the mind boggles.


  1. Now, if he made a dually version with stacks then maybe there'll be a market...

    Pretty odd.

    1. He could do a dually, and then replace the cross with a hitch plate to get the trucking/motorcycle crowd.

    2. Or put on some ag tires and use it for tractor pulls, like EJ Potter...http://smilesfromnowherre.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-michigan-madman.html

    3. EJ Potter seems like a pretty cool guy.

  2. A new dimension of ugly. Looks like a thing that should be buried six feet under, maybe leave the cross exposed.


Please feel free to comment, but any comments with commercial links will be deleted. You have been warned.