It is a norm that motorcycles have only two wheels. And, till today, it is not clear whether a motorcycle with more than two wheels should be called a motorcycle. A 3-wheeled motorcycle is already available in the market, and in the US states, it is legally considered a motorcycle. Every invention comes from an idea. The idea is cultivated, and action is taken, and from this, significant innovations have come to us.
What comes into your mind when you hear about a four-wheeled motorcycle? A quad-bike is usually referred to as ATV (All-terrain vehicle). Though the ATVs have much in common with the motorcycles, transport ministries in many governments have referred to them as vehicles requiring riders to have a car driving license. A 4 wheeled motorcycle is a regular motorcycle, but the two wheels have been replaced by four-two wheels in front and two at the rear.
It is a norm that motorcycles have only two wheels
In an interview with Motociclismo, an Italian publication, Kawasaki’s sales, and marketing manager, Sergio Vicarelli, and the technical director, Giavanni Poli, said they have a big project in mind and it is a four-wheeled project. Which means a 4- wheeled motorcycle. They said they will be having four-wheeled motorcycles on the streets.
Imagine a tall- man on the streets with a four-wheeled motorcycle. Everyone will want an autograph with him. That is the feeling in mind after owning a four-wheeled motorcycle. You become a real star on the road. Think of the size of this machine compared to the two-wheeled. Think of the engine size, horsepower, and added features due to the ample space for installing new parts.
Brands to watch for 4-wheeled Motorcycle
According to an article by Monimoto, very soon, 4-wheeled motorcycles are likely to come from the following brand:
1.Honda form Japan
2.Yamaha from Japan
3.Suzuki from Japan
4.Kawasaki form Japan
5.BMW from Germany
6.Ducati from Italy
7.Triumph from the United Kingdom
8.KTM from Austria
They were ranked as the best Motorcycle producing company in the year 2022.
Is there a motorcycle with four wheels?
We live in a competitive environment. Every company strives to be the first to come up with something new. That is why we have so many inventions and new products. The motor industry is no different. Currently, there is only one hope for a 4-wheeled Motorcycle in the market today. The 4-wheeled Motorcycle is from the Lazareth company. The Motorcycle is named Lazareth M410. Lazareth M410 is not the first Motorcycle that the company has produced. It has its predecessor, the Lazareth LM847, which too was a 4-wheel motorcycle. Lazareth will be the first company to make the 4-wheeled Motorcycle in the world. The Lazareth company has too designed and made a flying concept motorcycle.
Features of the Lazareth M410 (4-wheeled)
Engine: the machine has a 4.7 liters engine, a 998cc 4-inline R1 engine designed and manufactured by Yamaha. It has a single-speed transmission. It has 200hp and 87lb-ft. Even more interesting is that, despite the engine being that powerful, it weighs less than Harley Davidson CVO Road Glide. It is due to the aluminum switchgear from Rizoma (an accessory maker from Italy). It will make it easy to maneuver.
Wheels: it has 4 17″ wheels covered by Michelin Power Cup Evo tires.
Speed: though it is yet to be proven, the Lazareth claims that the bike accelerates from 0 to 100 mph in seconds.
Hinge axles: according to Autoblog reports, the axle hinges allow the bike to corner very smoothly, even at high speed.
Brakes: The Motorcycle has four sets of disc brakes. These are Nissins on the front wheels and Brembos on the rear wheels. You can stop the bike from 100 mph within seconds. Compared to other conventional motorcycles of the same size, Lazareth M410 can grip the wheel more effectively.
The company has continued announcing that there will be more features in addition to the current ones in the future.
Shock absorbers: the rear whiles of the machine are equipped with TFX shock absorbers.
4-wheel motorcycle Price and location
Availability of Lambeth M410 is not guaranteed, and just like its ancestor, Lambeth LM 847, the company said that they were only going to make 10 of Lambeth 410. The 4-wheel Motorcycle will only be available to a few worldwide. So, if you are looking for just a stable and unusual motorcycle, Yamaha Niken is a good option for you. It is currently available in the USA market. Due to its unavailability, the bike is likely to cost a lot due to high demand and small supply. The bike is expected to cost roughly $ 108 300.
There is still little hope from the Kawasaki; this was after their sales and marketing manager, with the technical director, Sergio Vicarelli and Giavanni Poli, respectively. In an interview by Motociclismo, he stated that they had a great project in plan, a four-wheeled motorcycle. They left the interview in suspense as they did not give any further details of their mentioned project.
In the last years, Kawasaki has proven their capability and has won the trust of its customers by delivering quality and unique products in the market. And that can be a reason we can look forward to them providing 4-wheeled Motorcycle in the market very soon.
Why should you go for 4-wheel other than 2-wheel?
The goal of any manufacturer is to make sales. For the one to prefer the four-wheeled Motorcycle, it must have clear advantages over its competitor, the two-wheeled. Here are the added features in the 4-wheeled, absent in the 2-wheeled:
The increased stability: you should never wait to experience a slide and a fall on the two-wheeled to discover that you need a more stable machine. The two-extra wheels in the four-wheeled create more surface area of the contact between the Motorcycle and the ground. It guarantees more stability than that two-wheeled. It is almost impossible to slide with the four-wheeled, and if it slides, you are assured of no fall. If a test was done by the experts between the two on an oiled surface, a rider on the one with two wheels would be picking themselves off the floor within a second. Even though there will be a slide, the one on the four cannot put him on the floor. The four-wheeled can cope even better than even most cars. No single two-wheeled test can do one lap on a low-friction floor. The Motorcycle also has a relatively lower centre of gravity due to its weight.
Classification dilemma: is it a car? Is it a bike? Many governments have found themselves in this dilemma during licensing. The four-wheeled Motorcycle is neither a car nor an ATV. It is just a standard motorcycle. The only significant difference is the number of wheels. Licensing by the government will cost less in terms of insurance and driving licenses. The government will require no more for those already owning a riding franchise.
The Motorcycle, just like the two-wheeled, can maneuver in the traffic. The ability of the motorcycles to maneuver through the traffic is what makes them unique. You can’t be caught up in a traffic jam. The 4-wheeled is almost as wide as the normal two-wheeled. And, since it has other more advantages than the two-wheeled, why not go for it.
The fuel consumption rate: the 4-wheeled has a similar engine capacity as the regular two-wheeled Motorcycle. This means that they have the same fuel consumption rate. It means that you won’t incur more cost to ride a four-wheeler than you would with a two-wheeled one.
User friendly: four wheels means four brakes. The four-wheel braking ability is beyond no comparison with the two-wheeled. In addition, the increased surface area means that the bike can almost come to an instant stop.
More surface area: to create room for the two extra wheels, these bikes must be wider than two-wheeled. The added surface area means more space to install larger or more features. You can install a larger fuel tank, more sitting space, a larger battery, etc.
What should be done to the 4-wheeled Motorcycle?
Due to the increased size and more capacity to hold more features, installing reverse gear can be a significant improvement. The four-wheeled will, of course, be longer than the two-wheeled. Without the reverse gear, it will be hectic to drag the Motorcycle for parking or turn in a small space. With the reverse gear, it will also take less effort. You don’t have to use your legs to push the Motorcycle back.
Since the Motorcycle is larger and more stable in size, the engine size should be increased. The greatest challenge with the motorcycles is the stability. A minor slide mainly results in a fall which leads to fatal injuries. Since stability has already been achieved, a larger engine will be suitable for the 4-wheeled. It can handle high speed due to a more effective brake system and increased stability.
COMMENTS HAVE MOVED TO OUR FACEBOOK GROUP - CLICK BELOW
VISIT FACEBOOK GROUP HERE!