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post #1 of 23 Old Jul 17th, 2006, 4:59 pm Thread Starter
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Question Anybody seen the new trike by BMW ?

Any body hear of BMW making their own Trike ?

Friends just came back from Wingding and saw pictures of the BMW Trike ???

Also Triumph also making their own Trike?

Please send specs or pictures !!

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post #2 of 23 Old Jul 17th, 2006, 7:04 pm
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The only BMW trike conversion I know of is by Hannigan.

As for a Triumph trike, I can't help you out.

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Any body hear of BMW making their own Trike ?

Friends just came back from Wingding and saw pictures of the BMW Trike ???

Also Triumph also making their own Trike?

Please send specs or pictures !!
This is the only Triumph trike I know of.

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Haven't heard any rumors of a 'factory' trike but some of the after market companies like Hannigan do a great job of following the original body lines when they design a 'kit' for the LT, Goldwings, etc. They could easily pass as factory in looks and quality.
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I would think if BMW was to introduce a trike, it would not be at the Wingding.

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you mean this one ?
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I am sure the Beemer trike was a Hannigan.

I met the Hannigan's at Americade this year, and test rode the K1200LT trike.

I would never trike my K, but it was an awesome trike. Very nice ride, and looked very factory in it's implementation.

None of the others (Lehman, Motor Trike, CSC, DFT, Champion, etc) are triking K's at this time. They are mostly GoldWing shops.

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All that money for a trike conversion...and you're still taping maps to your leg?
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More importantly, taping so's instructions to leg.
(this photo was before Autocom installation).....

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Jeff,

I suspect what your friend saw was a Grinnall conversion. You can find more at:

http://www.grinnallcars.com/content/home/trike.html

They make a number of BMW Trike Conversions, and even a Triumph conversion.

They are located in the UK, but will ship world wide. They claim that the kit is so well thought out, that a decent shade tree mechanic can do "the spanner work." That would be the "wrenching" for us yanks.

I looked at doing this conversion to my wife's R1200CLC, but then decided if she wanted a trike in this country, she'd be best off going with a GoldWing trike. Low and behold she decided she wanted an FJR instead.

When I looked into it, the kit for the CLC was about $10k, plus whatever it cost to get it shipped from the UK. Also the fluctuating euro kept takingthis conversion farther and farther out of reach as the dollar kept falling against the euro.

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Is your trike a Hannigan Conversion? Do you like it?

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Yep, Hannigan.
Love it..........
Karen says " can we take the trike?"
hardest thing to get use to is instead of G forces pushing you into the seat on a curve, the G forces push horizontally and feels like I'm going to fly off.....
Take some adjustment. But, my boy is always flat footed. I can't imagine going fast enough in a turn to lift a wheel.

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But, my boy is always flat footed. I can't imagine going fast enough in a turn to lift a wheel.
You haven't ridden with me yet.
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Thanks for all the feed back.
I got this information from Dad.
He said the news was at Wingding that the trike market is growing so fast that Triumph and BMW are going to lead the other manufactures into the Trike Era...
They said BMW already had one at some show some where over seas.

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not sure about a trike

I don't know anything about BMW doing their own trike, but I did read in Popular Mechanic's (I think) that BMW was developing a 4 wheel concept vehicle that was open like a bike on 4 wheels. They were using the K bike motor in it. Who knows?
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Dunno about BMW, but a certain american motorcycle manufacturer was testing a trike (non-hanigan, diffenitely) similar to the leaning one that pictured earlier in the thread and seen on Discovery/Speed Channel out at a certain desert test facility a month or so ago.

Dunno anything about it other than watching them play with it and it's certainly a jump away from everything they've done the past hundred years.

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I can't tell you how many times I've been asked if BMW did this conversion (i.e. did my trike come from the factory like that?). I tell em "Nope. Hannigan." They're always surprised.
I'd love it if someone over here did one of the "leaners". They're supposed to be over here sometime next year. My wife emailed them and found out a guy from Vermont (I think) would be importing the "leaners" next year (2007). I hope to do a fall ride up there next fall and hopefully take a test ride myself.

But, for now, I love my trike too, just like the other trike riders do. My wife loves it, and as a bonus, my boot soles only get worn out from walking, not scraping the ground at stop lights.

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Here are some pics of my trike.
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Re: Anybody seen the new trike by BMW ?

Very strange for me, an European a trike.
what's the pleasure of riding a trike? Just like an open car with helmet. I can't understand.
For me the pleasure of riding a motorcycle is only one:
-Two wheels
Sorry triker members, but once you ride on Stelvio Pass you could understand the pleasure of two Wheels.
Trikes for the long American roads I understand, two wheels for Europeans.
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Re: BMW Trike?

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I can't tell you how many times I've been asked if BMW did this conversion (i.e. did my trike come from the factory like that?). I tell em "Nope. Hannigan." They're always surprised.
I'd love it if someone over here did one of the "leaners". They're supposed to be over here sometime next year. My wife emailed them and found out a guy from Vermont (I think) would be importing the "leaners" next year (2007). I hope to do a fall ride up there next fall and hopefully take a test ride myself.

But, for now, I love my trike too, just like the other trike riders do. My wife loves it, and as a bonus, my boot soles only get worn out from walking, not scraping the ground at stop lights.

(I love these new smileys too. )

Here are some pics of my trike.
That is a beautiful trike/bike....

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Re: Anybody seen the new trike by BMW ?

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Is your trike a Hannigan Conversion? Do you like it?
I had both a Grinnall Scorpion 111 and a K1200LT/Hannigan. Sold both of them in weak moments and would love to have them back.
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