Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Catch my drift: 2016 Drift King Trike

I don't know, do you blame Kenny From The Block or the Japanese who started the drift thing for this?  I get going sideways with a healthy dose of opposite lock is fun, but I'm not so sure about it when it involves a tractor seat, Harbor Freight engine and the obligatory skull.  Find this 2016 Drift King Trike for sale in Sequim, WA for $1,400 via craigslist.


There is a company in Denver Colorado making drift trikes, not sure if this is one of their creations as their only web presence is a BookFace site that hasn't been updated in a year.  Anyway, this drift trike is powered by a 212cc Harbor Freight Predator motor "with mods."  In stock guise it makes about 6.5hp.  Post-mod, maybe 7?  Some say that the HF motors are Chinese knock off's of Honda motors...


On the back of the trike are some 6" Kart tires.  I wonder what the wear rating of them is.


Would have been fun if the seller had included a video of this thing in action in their parsimonious ad.

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Gianni is Daily Turismo's Pacific Northwest correspondent.

4 comments:

  1. These things really lend themselves to DIY. This isn't the first one I've seen for about this price. It can't be modified too heavily, it still has the governor linkage intact. Looks like they put some effort in, but you could, in fact, build one for less. see:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/DIY/comments/5qlww5/built_a_motorized_drift_trike_way_easierand_fun/

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  2. Now imagine that this had the plastic back tires like your trike did when you were 6. THAT would be awesome.

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  3. From my years of racing 4-stroke karts, normal racing rear tires like those would just about break your neck with g-forces (actually, it was my ribs that took the pounding...). Anyway the ones on these trikes must be as hard as stones, judging by the way they things handle. Check this video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX4fCTO44Ic

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  4. I would prefer doing this with a Honda shifter cart, lower down to the ground and better balanced than a trike with tractor seat...

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