Ok, these have more than two wheels, but hey, they look like a heck of a lot of fun.
First up is the Can Am Spyder. It’s been around for a few years now – 2007 – after untangling legal hurdles on its classification as a motorcycle. Three wheels, and probably the most “practical” and user-friendly of the three here. The company makes sure that all kinds of bespoke accessories are available for long-distance cruising and comfort. From hard cases, to seat-backs, stereo systems, heated handlebars, taller fairings and the like. Pricing starts about about $16,700 for the RS version.
Yamaha Tesseract Concept is a quad-wheel, er motorcycle, that looks pretty cool to ride, but unfortunately has been languishing as concept since it debuted in 2007; rumour mill suggests maybe by 2014.
Finally, the Brudeli Leanster 654L is Norwegian, built based on KTM’s 690 Supermoto; it’s fully street-legal in Europe, having been introduced in 2008. Like the Spyder, it’s a three-wheeler; consider it the stripped-down version. Currently priced at about €19,500.