Sunday, February 27, 2011

Today's Trike 
Nope,not really what I'm lookin for but at least it's a Ford.

 -The description of this beast... "If your looking for a Trike Motorcycle, you may be interested in looking at the Stallion Trike from DFW Stallion Trikes also known as American Motorcycle convieniently located in Arlington, Texas. In the automotive world, the world "stallion" usually either conjures up images of a mustang or a certain prancing horse from Italy. Thoroughbred Motorsports would like to change that perception with their new three-wheeled vehicle. The company was started by Motor Trike, a company which turns normal two-wheeled touring style motorcycles into trikes. It seems that they got tired of working solely on machines designed by other companies, so they set their sights on making their own. The vehicle that they came up with is known as the Stallion, and uses mechanical parts from Ford for the drivetrain. Similarly, the interior sports gages and a steering wheel are right out of the Ford part catalog. The 2.3 liter four cylinder engine produces 155 horsepower and allows for a power-to-weight ratio similar to that the aforementioned 'stang. Most other main components were developed in-house. Interested in how it drives... er, rides? The Stallion gets excellent fuel economy, 35 mpg in the city and 45 on the highway. These estimates seem rather believable as well."

 "The "dash" also has air conditioning and heat for both the front and rear passengers, who ride the Stallion on tandem leather seats. And if that is not enough, it also comes with a Sony AM - FM radio, cup holders, Ford component gauges, Ford automatic shifter with cruise control and, of course, one brake pedal and one gas pedal.The Stallion also has a 9.5-gallon fuel tank, which is much larger than any motorcycles that I know of. Its fuel economy will rival that of some of the hybrid cars with 45-MPG Highway - 35-MPG City. According to these numbers, the cruise range should be close to 340 miles with a 2-gallon reserve."

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