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Vehicle: Recreational Vehicle
My First Monster Trike   (+3)  [vote for, against]
Just like a kiddy trike, only bigger.

Fitted with three 63" rims and OTR tyres and chains, this baby will almost certainly guarantee cars, trucks and even Volvo drivers will get out of your way. You will also be able to look down through cars' sunroofs as you go past.

Yes, you'll need a special licence to drive it and maybe an escort vehicle and a powerline safety crew to negotiate some urban landscapes but roads may be optional, if you wish.

Power provided by a reconditioned AGT-1500 gas turbine as fitted to the M1A2 Abrams tank. (1100kW / 1500shp).

Throttle control can be either hand throttle, as on a motorcycle, or pedal power, with a dynamo and relay system set up to the pedals so the faster you pedal the faster you go.
-- infidel, May 09 2011

OTR Tyres
BIG! [infidel, May 09 2011]

Not a trike, but a three wheeler http://www.taipeiti...08/01/27/2007114659
T-55 engine motorcycle sidecar outfit [Twizz, May 09 2011]

Maybe one of these? http://www.public-h...orts/REPORT-047.htm
[RayfordSteele, May 09 2011]

I can see the hybrid version of this coming off the Prius assembly line sometime soon...
-- not_morrison_rm, May 09 2011

…and taking the end wall and a big chunk of roof with it.
-- 8th of 7, May 09 2011

//and taking the end wall and a big chunk of roof with it//

You can't get a lot more environmental than taking a chunk of it away with you...
-- not_morrison_rm, May 09 2011

Also known as the mo' ped.
-- DrWorm, May 09 2011

Standard colour is Old Caterpillar Yellow.

You can also add factory-fit streamers on the handlebars, if you wish.

I think that German one may have a 700hp gas turbine, from a 1960s T-55 upgrade, [Twizz]. Not sure.
-- infidel, May 10 2011

random, halfbakery