Best 10 Three-Wheel Motorcycles You Can Buy Or Rent
Jan 22, 2024Tags:guiderenterthree-wheeled motorcycleownertop 10
Ah, the world of three-wheeled motorcycles. You might be here because you’re an enthusiast looking for the newest and best trike models. Or you’re curious about these three-wheeled cars… erhm… no, motorcycles? 2024 brings a new year of innovation across the trike market- from classic Can Ams, Harleys, and Slingshots to more luxury models like Morgan, Vanderhall, and Rewaco.
We took the best three-wheeled trike motorcycles available to fully explain what’s out there. Of course, most of these are considered luxury bikes and come with a pretty hefty price tag. But before we get started, I thought it might be worth mentioning that Riders Share has the most unique and extensive selection of three-wheeled motorcycles available for rent so that you can find the best one near you. Just select “three-wheeler” under “Types” when filtering! Happy riding.
10. Can-Am Spyder F3
The 2024 Can-Am Spyder F3, starting at $22,099, seamlessly blends adventure and comfort. It stands out in the three-wheeled motorcycle category with its dynamic mix of sporty performance and touring ease. Enhanced by features like a touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay, and a vehicle stability system, the Spyder F3 appeals to riders looking for a powerful yet comfortable experience on extended journeys.
9. Polaris Slingshot ROUSH®
Of course, we have to mention this brand new model… the 2024 Polaris Slingshot ROUSH Edition. It starts at $38,149 and is a standout choice in the three-wheeled vehicle market, offering an exhilarating blend of performance and style. It features the ROUSH branding inside and out, which reflects a passion for a premium performance lifestyle.
Key features include the Slingshot Excursion Top for added luxury and comfort, Brembo Brakes with exclusive slotted rotors for top-notch driving performance, and a limited-edition steering wheel with a color-matched center stripe and stitching for a race-car feel. The Slingshot ROUSH Edition's 203 HP engine ensures a thrilling driving experience, accentuating its distinctive ROUSH style and branding.
HOT TAKE: Slingshots are a bit of a hot topic since there’s often debate over whether it's a motorcycle. The answer is pretty straightforward: yes. The Polaris Slingshot lineup is classified as three-wheeled motorcycles at a federal level. At a state level, most states (minus a few) classify these as autocycles and only require a standard driver’s license.
8. Harley Davidson Freewheeler®
Freewheeler, priced at $28,999, combines Harley's classic styling with modern functionality. It features a robust 1,923 cc Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine, a comfortable 700 mm seat height, and a smooth 6-speed transmission. Notable for its blend of style and substance, the Freewheeler is equipped with the Reflex Defensive Rider Systems for enhanced safety and performance, making it an appealing choice for those seeking a distinctive, high-performing three-wheeled motorcycle. Looking to test ride before you buy? Riders Share has a selection of HD three-wheeled bikes for you to choose from across the USA.
7. Piaggio MP3 530 Exclusive
The 2024 Piaggio MP3 530 HPE Exclusive, priced at $11,999, stands out in our top 10 for its unmatched combination of power and tech but definitely falls within the three-wheeled scooter category. It hosts a powerful 530 cc engine, making it the most robust single-cylinder scooter with highway capabilities. It features advanced safety systems like the ARAS with blind spot, lane change assist, and a rear camera for reverse gear, enhancing safety and convenience. This scooter is not just about performance; it's also about riding in style and comfort, making it an exceptional choice for discerning riders.
It might have a little bit of a different feel compared to a standard bike in the beginning. Still, the consensus is clear: once you get past the hump of the feeling of two front wheels, it packs a punch, is a genuinely smooth ride, and is an excellent option for highway scooters, and a tremendous three-wheeled option.
6. Harley-Davidson TRI GLIDE® ULTRA
The Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra is a classic top contender in our three-wheeled motorcycle rankings, impressively blending performance, style, and comfort. It boasts a powerful Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine and a smooth 6-speed transmission for effortless cruising. The expected design updates, including the modernized Batwing Fairing and Splitstream Air Ventilation, promise to enhance the riding experience. It’s a top choice for those who value stability, style, and comfort in their ride.
5. Vanderhall Carmel
The 2024 Vanderhall Carmel is the most luxurious model in Vanderhall's lineup, starting at $39,950, known as “art on three wheels.” It offers enhanced features like doors for easy access, more interior space, and an optional removable roof, setting it apart from the Venice model. Powered by a 1.5 L turbo engine with 194 horsepower, it's available in multiple colors and boasts a range of standard and optional features, including cruise control, heated seats, and Brembo brakes. The Carmel's blend of luxury and performance makes it a top choice in the three-wheeled vehicle market- a great option to purchase or rent.
4. Campagna T-Rex RR
The Campagna T-Rex RR, starting at $65,999, is a unique, high-end three-wheeled vehicle combining the essence of a sports car with the frame of a reverse trike. It's powered by a 1441cc, 4-cylinder Kawasaki engine, delivering 208 HP at 10,000 rpm. This high-performance engine, paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, ensures a thrilling ride. The T-Rex RR features a tubular steel frame, carbon fiber and fiberglass fairings, and an open cockpit with waterproof bucket seats. It offers various safety and comfort features, including traction control and adjustable suspensions. This distinct vehicle is designed for performance-minded riders who crave an exhilarating experience.
It's expensive… yes, but Riders Share is also proud to have a few available for rent! Find the closest one to you today for as low as $60/day.
3. Rewaco RF1 ST3
The Rewaco RF1 ST3 motorcycle, starting at $39,829, is a distinctive three-seater trike known for its practicality, comfort, and innovative design. It accommodates up to three people, with tons of space and an optional third headrest for individual comfort. This model stands out for its efficiency in maintenance or repairs, thanks to its fully hinged body. The RF1 ST3 is part of Rewaco's efforts to break into the U.S. market, offering an alternative in the three-wheeled segment with a blend of German engineering and unique design.
Test ride these unique three-wheeled models on Riders Share today.
2. Ural Gear Up Expedition
The 2024 Ural Gear Up Expedition, priced at $31,440, is a top-tier choice in our lineup of three-wheeled motorcycles. This model takes the off-road experience to the next level with its improved suspension system, enhanced luggage space, and robust bike and sidecar protection. It's not just about functionality; the Expedition also boasts a stylish design with matching windshields and unique paint options like Colza Field, Ember Flame, and Polar Dawn, each with a signature slant line on the sidecar and fuel tank.
Setting this model apart are the Nitron shock absorbers, replacing the standard Sachs suspension for superior comfort and control. The Expedition is also equipped with practical features like new racks, fog lamps, a full-size spare wheel, a Ural toolkit, and a folding shovel, making it a thoroughly prepared and attractive choice for adventure lovers. Its rugged capability and aesthetic appeal solidify its position as a premier choice for three-wheeled motorcycle enthusiasts.
1. Morgan Motor Company Super 3
The Morgan Super 3 delivers a pure, unfiltered driving experience that stands out in the world of three-wheelers. It does come with a hefty price tag, starting at $53,937.98. Stripped of the electronic aids common in modern vehicles, it provides a raw and authentic connection to the road, emphasizing the driver's skill in every maneuver. This approach refers to Morgan's century-old tradition in three-wheel design, yet the Super 3 is thoroughly modern with its advanced chassis and Ford's 1.5-liter engine. Combining historical legacy with a visceral driving experience, the Super 3 offers the thrill of traditional motoring with contemporary engineering, making it a unique and irresistible sports car.
Looking to test-ride the feel of three wheels before investing? Riders Share offers a selection of Harleys, Slingshots, Can-Am, Vanderhall, Ural, and Rewaco three-wheel motorcycle rentals across the United States. Find the right one for you today on your next trip or vacation. Just toggle “Three-Wheels” under “Type” when filtering rentals!
Finding the Best Three-Wheeled Motorcycles
Trike motorcycles are a niche, and people tend to either love or hate them. But with handfuls of different styles, it’s safe to say that it’s not just a car posing as a motorcycle. These three-wheeled “bikes” pack a punch and, for the most part, require a motorcycle license across the USA, except in a few states, where a special 3-wheeled motorcycle license is required. The Polaris Slingshot is the only three-wheeler mentioned here that only requires a standard driver's license (in most states).
With touring bikes, scooters, sidecars, and luxury three-wheeled designs, the best three-wheeled motorcycle for you depends on your personal style, experience, and budget.