Time and time again, we've seen proof that you can put an engine in almost anything and turn it into an epic motorized machine. We say almost anything, because an engine probably wouldn't do much good on a bowl of fruit or a bundle of sticks or, you know, any object that doesn't really have the capacity to move anywhere. But, you get the point.
Anyway, nothing proves that whole "just throw an engine in it" sentiment to be true quite like the above video of a motorized drift trike hitting a track with some pretty amazing speed and precision.
In this collaboration between Gentleman's Automotive Streetwear and Rockwell Watches, the drift trike takes to the Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah to show a different kind of rear-wheel drive.
Now, if you were wondering what the souped-up tricycle was literally made of, you can take a look at a few of the basic specs below.
- Custom chassis
- 9HP Honda 4 stroke
- Wilwood disc brake and rear brake
- Stratos go-kart rear axle
- 20" BMX bicycle front wheel
- Universal twist throttle
- Scooter master cylinder
When you put them all together, the drift trike parts make for one completely legendary machine. Could you imagine having something like this as a kid? It really makes the plastic trike from Walmart a lot of us used to ride around in seem pretty lame in comparison, doesn't it?
Motorized Drift Trikes on Amazon
For all you would-be racers and drifters out there, Amazon has got you covered with a decent selection of drift trikes. For one, there's the 6.5-HP motorized drift trike from Scooter X.
Able to go up to 40 MPH, this trike is made up of a heavy-duty tubular steel frame and comes with BMX-style handlebars with rubber grips and hand-operated disc brakes for maximum maneuverability and braking.
If you're looking to go the electric route, there's also the 1,000-Watt electric drift trike from SUPERRIDE. With a high carbon steel frame that can carry riders up to 220 pounds, this trike can do anything from high-speed fishtails to 180-degree spins thanks to its 1,000-Watt motor.
The 200mm hydraulic disc brake control system allows riders to stop on a dime, and the trike's battery only requires a 5-6 hour recharge time. It also comes with removable PVC plating to convert to a power big wheel trike.
Now, if you're looking to go the DIY route, there are several sites -- such as BMI Karts and SFD Industries that offer everything from drift trike wheels to PVC sleeves. Looking for a full drift trike kit? They've got those, too!
This post was originally published on December 18, 2018.