Have You SEEN This Stallion?

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Thoroughbred Motorsports, a division of Motor Trike (Booth 3756) introduced the Stallion in early 2006 but is only now bringing this groundbreaking three-wheeler to Dealer Expo.

Owners Diane and Jeff Vey spent countless amounts of time and money attending rallies across the country last year to talk and really listen to riders about their needs for a new design in trikes. What they came up with is the Stallion, on display at the Motor Trike booth and apparently ready for dealer inquiries.

Thoroughbred engineers designed the frame, suspension and body work to fit around the centerpiece a 2.3 liter Ford powertrain. The engine produces 155 horsepower and 160 ft. lbs of torque.

I haven't had the privilege of road-testing one yet, but with the power-to-weight ratio of a Corvette, I imagine the test ride will leave me smiling for days.

The Stallion is equipped with all the comforts of an automobile, like air conditioning, heat, cup holders and a stereo, making short trips around town or long trips across the country truly pleasurable.

A 9.5 gallon fuel cell coupled with a fuel economy close to hybrid standards will create long days of leisurely travel along your customers' favorite roads. Seven cubic feet of trunk space will ensure that the missus will have plenty of room for her luggage (and, yes, ladies at Sturgis were ogling the trunk space so I know this for sure).

But with a 5-speed automatic transmission, the male of the couple may be finding himself riding in the back more often than he expects.

The Stallion is being manufactured in six brilliant colors with stock billet wheels. It's going to turn heads in any neighborhood, and you might want to be the first on your block to have one in your showroom.

— Dave Scott