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There’s a good chance your first ride was a tricycle. And there should be no mystery as to why they’re so popular: They combine the simplicity and maneuverability of a two-wheeled vehicle with the stability of a four-wheeled vehicle. Trikes are pretty much the optimum mobility solution for tykes on the go.
But what about the transportation needs of adults? Sadly, three-wheelers get pushed to the periphery for us mature audiences. However, trikes seem to be experiencing a bit of a renaissance among designers and manufacturers. This group of three-wheeler true believers includes the Australian firm Design+Industry, which has unveiled the racy looking Strike Trike seen here.
Pickup trucks, by design, are beasts of burden. They usually give up things like a cushy ride, fuel economy that won’t give a Greenpeace member facial tics and handling that doesn’t resemble that of a Panamax container ship in exchange for the ability to carry large amounts of cargo. Again, that’s usually the case.
Sometimes, though, automakers get a little sauced, and instead of putting a lampshade on their heads, they ask themselves, “What if we made a high performance version of our pickup truck?” It’s happened more times than you might think; enough times, in fact, to warrant the following top 10 list.