1959 Messerschmitt KR200 to be Auctioned at Sotheby's

Sunday, 17 July 2016 16:37
Beginning in the early 1950s, famed German aircraft engineer Fritz Fend brought his aeronautical expertise to the automotive world and built the Messerschmitt Kabinenroller.

The three-wheeled, single-door “Kabinenroller” (“Cabin Scooter” in English) was produced in two main variants. First came the KR 175 in 1952, instantly recognizable by its aircraft-style bubble canopy. Over the next three years, using the KR 175 as a template, the vehicle was almost totally redesigned, including upgrades such as wheel cutouts in the front fenders and an improved canopy design. Thus, in 1955, the KR 200 was unveiled.

Renault Twizy Electric Quadricycle

Saturday, 30 April 2016 15:28

The Renault Twizy is an urban 2 seat electric car. European standards classify it as a motorized quadricycle. Fifteen thousand have been sold as of April 2015. Europe is the main markets. They are not certified for road use in the USA but many are sold to people that have golf carts and similar vehicles being used in their community.

Spyder Roadster

Thursday, 31 March 2016 18:29

Things we know about the Spyder...

The Rotax 1330 ACE engine is an in-line triple-cylinder configuration for maximum torque in every gear, to deliver excellent roll-on acceleration and throttle response. It’s also efficient, with the ability to ride up to 252 miles (406 km) on a single tank*. Plus, it’s extremely low maintenance.

Brudeli Leanster

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 19:35
The Brudeli 654L ride is smooth with solid stability and is built for roads or tracks.The front wheel suspension leans into curves to provide optimum geometry to make your ride safer. On the Brudeli 654L the foot boards stay parallel to the ground and the rest of the vehicle leans at an angle of up to 45 degrees. Two wheels in front provide a short braking distance. This is the best way to travel on a three wheeled motocycle if speed and curves are involved.

Motorized Quadricycles

Sunday, 17 May 2015 03:47

The first motorized quadricycles were called "horseless carriages". In 1895 a newspaper contest resulted in the name "Moto Cycle" meaning "moving rapidity (moto) on a cycle". In 1898 "Modern Machinery" magazine had an article about the Moto Cycle.  During the era before mass production many small shops built a lot of custom variiations. Some became popular and were produced in small numbers for sale to the public.

Modern Quadricycle Design

Thursday, 30 April 2015 17:22

These popular four wheel motorized cycles are widely used on highways and roads. They are mostly covered or have a standard enclosure like a passanger car or small truck. Economy is important since energy prices are a factor. These small efficient vehicles are practical and solve transportation issues for many people.

Many have enclosed lightweight bodies, much like automobiles. Some are simple and others are luxurious. They have all the safety features such as head and tail lights. Many people in the younger generation are buying and using these vehicles daily.

Motorized Tricycles in Daily Use

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 17:32

Motorized Cycles are becoming common in many countries. In those countries they are the least expensive and most widespread forms of motorized transport. It is also a means of reducing the effects of urban congestion and pollution.While the reasons for people choosing to ride smaller vehicles like these are many and varied, those reasons are increasingly practical.