both me plus my spouse wish a bicycle nevertheless don’t recognize that 1 or what type.
i must equally state which I am right at 400 plus my spouse is 320 pounds. you don’t wish speed, you might like a bicycle thus you may only cruise.
Answer by robynbiker
Motorcycles plus trikes need diffrent abilities plus depending about what nation we reside possibly a diffrent licence catagorys too.Advantages of :
Motorcycle: will filter( when a inside a nation which enables you to do so), create superior pace about journeys, amazing should you like to lean inside plus from twisty roads, simpler to park plus to obtain parking,lower found on the road fees, simpler to drive house when breaks down !.
Trike: nice for long journeys inside the summer, don’t need to wear a helmet( when the inside UK),if its built to carry more guests then thats a bonus, could carry greater plus more products, may tow elements,some have reverse gear
Disadvantages of the trike.
Plenty of sh#t buiilt trikes with cobbled together bits that have been thrown on just to cream some sucker, appauling DIY electrics, dodgy welds, poor structural work(frames that flex/snap/crack).Most are shagged motorcycles that some loon has bastardised a reliant axle on the back and that if remained a bike would have be scrapped 5 years ago.nightmare to repair due to the fact it was thrown together with parts from possibly several diffrent makes of bike.
if its got an engine of around 550cc, it will be unsuited to carry much. If your in UK and its Q plated most insurance companies will refuse to insure as Q means kit/accidented
Oh and if you think of taking a bike to be turned into a trike- find out as much as you can about the builder, if your not mechanically and electrically minded, find a mate who is, and you want to look at the work he has done. As even some so called proffessional builders throw out some right lemons. who wants to pay top money for bad wiring and mechanical nightmares!! lol
I like the idea of a trike as a summer toy, but i would stick to a motorcycle, unless you were to buy a manufacturer trike, such as a T-rex…..
Answer by David
Many bikes, even very big ones, have a maximum load of about 400lbs. This means that you and your gear and your luggage (if any) should, together, not exceed 400lbs. Even the biggest Suzuki cruiser (Boulevard C109RT) only has a maximum load of 397lbs and a Honda Gold Wing, a Yamaha Royal Star Venture, and a Yamaha VMAX have a maximum load of only 419lbs. Because of that, you’d have to look into particular types of bikes. There is no bike that I know of that would support both of you, hence you’d have to get two separate bikes in any case.
Here are a few bikes that would be suitable for you:
BMW R 1200 GS: 465lbs (current figure)
BMW R 1200 GS Adventure: 482lbs (current figure)
BMW R 1200 RT: 520lbs (current figure)
BMW K 1600 GT: 461lbs (current figure)
BMW K 1600 GTL: 467lbs (current figure)
Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS: 503lbs (figure from 2014 model)
For your wife it’d be easier – all Kawasaki bikes that have a 650cc or larger engine for instance seem to have a maximum load of at least 397lbs. This would allow 77lbs for gear and luggage.
Maximum load of trikes:
Can-Am Spyder RS: 440lbs
Can-Am Spyder RT: 525lbs
Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic: 526lbs (figure from 2013 model)
In other words, there is no weight reason for buying a trike – because a trike wouldn’t be able to support the two of you either. Therefore, it’s merely a question of taste whether you prefer motorcycle riding or trike riding.