Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Hansen, Idaho, , USA
I think if you pull of the front end of a motorcycle and put on a two wheeled front end you will find that it will look like it has no motorcycle charactaristics. Looks a bit like someone forgot to put the rear end of a car on.
One of the defining things about the goldwing and many other motorcycles is the front end. If it was not then all bikes (including choppers) would use teloscopic forks, and the issue of long forks tubes would never occur.
The weight might have an issue, but the Wing is hardly a bike that cares about pounds. If it did they would not be 1/2 ton machines, but instead pushing over the 1/4 ton mark. The engine of any wing is more then up to the task of handling the extra weight as well. The 1000 and the 1100 probably do work a bit harder, but I'm willing to bet that the 1800's don't notice much difference.
I'm not saying that there is not a market for such a machine, but a trike is a particular vehicle, just the same as a motorcycle is from a bicycle.
Mind you, I know everything about nothing and nothing about everything.