The 2015 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler Trike is an interesting model. And it has been caught testing on the roads.
(Pictures have been taken down as per request from source)
A three-wheeled motorcycle definitely is worth the talk. So what if they can’t lean into a corner? Three-wheeled motorcycles are inherently more stable than tandem two-wheeld vehicles. Issues like tankslapping, and balancing problems are unheard of in a three-wheeled motorcycle. They might be wider than the two-wheelers, but is that a big deal breaker?
Harley-Davidson already has a three-wheeled motorcycle in its line-up. Named the Harley-Davidson Tri-Glide, the trike ( As it is otherwise known ) offers a large storage box in between the couple of rear wheels. It possesses adequate wind protection in the form of a fairing. The pillion is treated to a comfort level found in no other bike, plush with a recliner support.
The spied 2015 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler trike, is however differnt. It appears as more of a budget version of the Harley-Davidson Tri-Glide. The storage box between the pair of rear wheels has been reduced in size, and the recliner support for the pillion has been removed. The front fairing has been bid goodbye to. Instead of a three-unit headlamp assembly on the Tri-Glide, the 2015 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler Trike possesses a single, round-dome unit. Definitely a concrete evidence of cost-cutting. 😀
Needless to say, the 2015 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler Trike looks odd. It will need some time to get adjusted to its idea. Nevertheless, it should do well as a cheaper option as compared to the Tri-Glide. The ultra-comfortable riding position, plus the oodles of storage space are absolutely bang for the buck. And we would like to reiterate the fact about three-wheelers being inherently more stable as compared to two-wheelers.
The Freewheeler name isn’t new. Infact, Harley-Davidson had mentioned last year about a new model bearing that name. Could this be it?
Source – Motorcycle.com