This Motorized Big Wheel Looks All Sorts of Deadly

By Andrew Tarantola on at

Do you have more money than sense? Really? Fantastic! That qualifies you to purchase this 60HP, three-wheeled contraption from Hammacher Schlemmer for a mere £48,000.

Dubbed the Lean Mean Green Machine, this nine-foot long, gas-powered tricycle sports a fixed 45-inch front wheel with the rear wheels controlling the steering via two handheld levers. Gear changes are controlled by a foot pedal. An air-cooled, 80cc Harley-Davidson Evo engine propels the Machine up to 50 MPH while its 8.5 gallon tank gives it a range of roughly 400 miles, though I really doubt this thing is even remotely street legal. [Hammacher Schlemmer via Gadget Review]