The middle ground offered by three-wheel vehicles has always been attractive to manufacturers. For car type of vehicles, it opens up the possibility to circumvent some safety requirements and get classified as a motorcycle, while motorbikes can benefit from added stability sought after by many riders.
These and many other reasons make three-wheelers a quite vibrant automotive segment, so in today’s episode we will cover all-new vehicles as well as review the updates that the old timers are receiving.
Other motorcycle-related videos that appeared on #AutomotiveTerritory:
Middle-weight sport bikes you have to see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQA1vkO_FhE
Latest news from the cafe racer market segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZvoWg5-pT0
List of all vehicles that were shown in this episode of the #ATmotorcycles series:
Can-Am Spyder RT: can-am.brp.com/on-road/models-2020/spyder-rt.html
2020 Can-Am Spyder RT gets a full redesign, that is carried out in line with the feedback collected from Spyder RT past and current riders.
Arcimoto Deliverator and Rapid Responder: arcimoto.com/deliverator and arcimoto.com/rapid-responder
Following the commercial success of the original electric tandem three-wheeler Arcimoto FUV, in 2020 the startup is following up with two business oriented models: the Deliverator, obviously designed for the local low volume cargo transportation and the Rapid responder.
Yamaha Tricity 300: yamaha-motor.eu/mk/mk/products/reveal/tricity-300/
Grey, Tech Kamo and Gunmetal Grey, plus there lots of stock accessories to choose from. 2020 Yamaha Tricity 300 is the most powerful model of the Tricity family, that gets the new 292 cc Blue Core single cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, producing 27 horsepower and 21 lb-ft of torque.
Vanderhall Carmel GT & GTS: vanderhallusa.com/carmel-gt/
2020 Vanderhall Carmel is the newest and most expensive model from Vanderhall, that can truly be considered the company’s flagship. In 2020, the three-wheeler is offered in 4 modifications, including the fully packed GT trim and the new, limited edition GTS.
Polaris Slingshot: slingshot.polaris.com/en-us/slingshots/
In 2020, Polaris Slingshot gets fully designed and comes with an all-new, in-house-developed 2-liter 4-cylinder engine. In case of the SL model, the mill makes 178 horses and 120 lb-ft of torque, but in the R, its output is bumped to 203 ponies and 144 lb-ft.
Harley Davidson Tri Glide Ultra and CVO Tri Glide: harley-davidson.com/us/en/motorcycles/cvo-tri-glide.html / harley-davidson.com/us/en/motorcycles/tri-glide-ultra.html
Harley Davidson Tri Glide Ultra is the top trike model in Harley’s range, that comes powered by the biggest non-CVO engine on a Harley, the 1,868cc Twin Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 114.
Can-Am Ryker: can-am.brp.com/on-road/ryker/recreational/ryker.html
Based on the Spyder platform, 2020 Can-Am Ryker is the bare-bones, entry-level model among Can-Am three-wheelers. It gets 2 engine choices, 600cc and 900cc, and two trim levels, base and Rally Edition.
Vanderhall Edison2: vanderhallusa.com/edison-2-2020/
We have been hearing about this all-electric roadster since early 2018, and two years later, the Vanderhall Edison2 has finally started production.
NIU TQi: niu.com/en/ces-2020/
Advertised as a smart urban commuter, 2020 NIU TQi features a semi-enclosed body with integral roof and a huge windscreen, while also boasting a bunch of cutting-edge tech.
Microletta Scooter: microlino-car.com/en/microletta
We know the Swiss startup Micro Mobility as the company that is reviving the iconic Isetta in all electric form. Their newest project Microletta, however, is a tiny 3-wheeler that easily snatches the title of the cutest scooter of 2020. T
T-Rex RR: campagnamotors.com/en/rr-characteristics
Campagna Motors has manufactured the T-Rex since 1990 and now they are releasing the most powerful model yet. The RR is motivated by a 1441cc inline 4-cylinderborrowed from a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R.