Trike Sales Are Up

While motorcycles sales have been stagnant this past year, trikes are apparently on the up and up. The Wall Street Journal reports today th...

Road Glide TrikeWhile motorcycles sales have been stagnant this past year, trikes are apparently on the up and up.

The Wall Street Journal reports today that 22,000 trikes were sold in 2006, representing a 16% increase from the year before. The report goes on to credit the sales to baby boomers who are seeking out a steadier alternative to the two-wheeler...
Harley spokesman Bob Klein says trikes represent an untapped market, one largely made up of folks who are either physically unable to ride two-wheel machines or are scared of falling off of them. "We see trikes as a way of putting more people on Harley-Davidsons," he says.
Read the full WSJ article here...
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119422952559982136.html?mod=hpp_us_autos

While I can say today that I'll never trade in my motorcycle for a trike, I can't guarantee that I'll still say that when I'm 65. But I'm guessing that 24 years from now, when I do turn 65, the state of motorcycle technology will have advanced so far that trikes may become obsolete.

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