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Wildfire WF800-C – East 10th Street btwn. 1st & A, NYC

January 6th, 2010 by Stu

Wildfire WF650-C - East 10th Street

Notice anything odd about the car pictured here? Well you should. For starters, it’s parked vertically against the curb like a European Smart Fortwo. Look closer and you will notice there are only 3 wheels putting power to the pavement – 2 in the back and 1 in the front. So, despite the full body enclosure and hatchback design, this car is actually not a car at all. Or at least that’s what the DOT thinks because it’s classified and registered as a motorcycle in the U.S. Say hello to the WF800-C, a Chinese-built trike marketed and distributed by Steubenville, Ohio-based Wildfire Motors.

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Campagna T-Rex – La Brea and Melrose, Hollywood

September 30th, 2009 by Stu

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One of our loyal left coast readers caught this demonic T-Rex carving up the Hollywood hills on Tuesday. Needless to say, Audrina and Kristen are not the only ones that can make a scene in downtown LA.  3-wheeled motorcycle sightings are few and far between but running into one of these exotic Canadian-built trikes is cause for celebration. We’re not sure about how many are on the road but they have been on sale for about 15 years and this writer can count how many he has seen on one hand.

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BRP Can-Am Spyder Roadster – Park Avenue, NYC

August 12th, 2009 by Ian

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Just when you thought you had trikes all figured out, BRP throws in this dyslexic monkey wrench called the Can-Am Spyder Roadster. Bombardier Recreational Products, or BRP for short, used their expertise in building everything from jet skis and ATVs to snowmobiles and Rotax engines in designing this unconventional motorcycle concept that features two wheels in the front and one in the rear. Aside from turning heads and confusing pedestrians, the two pronged proposition also happens to up the handling ante thanks to the double a-arm suspension up front. Oh and the Cam-Am’s utterly stable front end alleviates most gravitational concerns about breaking your bike and or your body.

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