Are Three Wheels Better Than Two?
In recent years, there has been an expanded market for three-wheeled motorcycles. But is having three wheels better or safer than having two? Trikes, as they are referred to, are three-wheeled motorcycles. They can come in two different configurations, either having two wheels in front or two wheels in the back. These unique vehicles are gaining popularity, but like any vehicle, there is a degree of risk associated with their use. Defective conversion of a motorcycle into a trike can create considerable dangers.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by a defective or malfunctioning three-wheeled motorcycle, you may be able to pursue a financial compensation to address your injuries. Contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal rights in this regard.
Potential Dangers Associated with Trikes
Trikes are an exciting alternative to the standard two-wheeled motorcycle. They provide an added level of stability to the riding experience by being firmly planted, even when stopped. But since trikes are often created by converting an existing motorcycle through the addition of an axle with two wheels to the back end of the motorcycle, it is important to understand some of the attendant dangers.
This type of conversion comes with an increased risk of failure of parts and systems because they may be subjected to strains and demands of use for which they were not intended. Also, a vehicle such as this may be challenging to properly insure because of the conversion work and the unknown market value. Even trikes that are originally manufactured in this way come with threats to rider safety, as the portion of the bike which has two wheels may be imbalanced and could trigger the loss of control at speed, or may cause the vehicle to rollover.
If you have been in a motorcycle or trike accident caused by a defective vehicle, contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.