Yes, you read that right; these little beasties are street legal. They run on either Kawasaki or Honda motorcycle engines and co-opt vintage bumper car bodies into the most awesome form of mini-car we've seen in way too long. There are seven of these little monsters floating around California, and they're all the creation of one man, Tom Wright, a builder in the outskirts of San Diego who figured the leftovers of the Long Beach Pike amusement park needed a more dignified end than the trash heap. They were originally powered by two cylinder Harley Davidson Motorcycle engines but they rattled like heck because of the two cylinder vibration and Tom replaces them with four cylinder Honda or Kawasaki 750's.
Since 1995 Frankenstein Trikes co-owner Frank Pedersen has designed and produced award winning Choppers, Custom motorcycle frames and Trikes. In 2005 Frank Pedersen and long time friend Steinar Bergby decided the Trike industry needed the next generation of Trike rear ends. Frank and Stein adapted their experience in design, style and fabrication to create the revolutionary Frankenstein Trikes Hot Rod Trike Rear end.
The Frankenstein Trike rear end was originally conceived to provide a custom Trike rear end that was lighter, stronger, narrower, more reliable and better looking than what was available. We introduced the 30” Hot Rod Trike rear end and custom bike builders loved it. What we didn’t expect was the overwhelming interest from individuals who wanted to convert their stock bike into a Trike. As a result, we made wider rear ends that are better suited for stock bike conversions. Gradually, with each conversion we designed swing arms, fenders, fender brackets and sourced wheels and tires. Within the first two years we developed kits for most Harley Davidson models. Now we offer our customers complete, simple bolt-on Trike kits, that can be installed in one day. Visit them at Frankensteintrikes.com