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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  1. It seems strange with motorcycle sales down and trike sales up that someone is saying in 24 years that trike will be obsolete. It seems to me that motorcycle may become obsolete. Also, do you think that anybody interviewed in these stories that say they would never ride a trike has ever taken a trike for a ride? I doubt if they have.
    Sherman

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  2. I'm one of the physically challenged who wouldn't be able to ride myself, otherwise. So I am thankful for my trike. I love it.

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  3. I traded in my o5 for a trike. The new Tri-Glide Iam not old nor afraid to ride a 2-wheel. I just like the Trikes!.

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