If you’re in the market for a new trike or are thinking about converting your motorcycle with a trike kit, you’ll want to get an idea of how much it will cost you.
Just like buying a new or used motorcycle, the cost of a 3-wheel motorcycle will depend on a variety of factors, such as:
- Size of the bike.
- Extra features and add-ons.
- Size of the engine (top speed, horsepower, etc.).
Continue reading for an overview of what you can expect to pay for some popular trikes and trike conversion kits.
How much is a 3-wheel motorcycle?
Like motorcycles, the price range for a trike is pretty wide.
If you go with a smaller, scooter-style trike, you’ll be spending a lot less money.
If you go with a cruiser motorcycle-style trike, you’re going to be spending more.
On average, 3-wheel motorcycles and scooters will typically range anywhere from $8,000 to $50,000.
A 3-wheel motorcycle, like a Harley or Can-Am will range from about $15,000 to $30,000.
Some examples of the cost of some popular 3-wheel motorcycles and scooters include:
- Can-Am Spyder: ~$16,000
- Can-Am Ryker: ~$10,000.
- HD Freewheeler: ~$30,000.
- Piaggio MP3 500: ~$10,000.
- Yamaha Niken GT: ~$15,000.
How much is a Harley Davidson trike?
Harley-Davidson motorcycles have a reputation for being on the more expensive side of the spectrum.
HD trikes are no different. Harley trikes range from about $25,000 to $50,000 depending on the model you choose and the upgrades you go with.
Some general prices for some of their popular trike models are as follows:
- Harley-Davidson Freewheeler: ~$27,000.
- Harley-Davidson Tri Glide: $30,000 to $50,000.
How much does it cost to convert a motorcycle into a trike?
Another option for getting a 3-wheel motorcycle is to install a trike conversion kit.
The Honda Goldwing is one of the most popular motorcycles for a trike conversion.
Like a new trike, you’ve got a variety of options when it comes to features, specs, and extras for your GL trike conversion.
On average, a trike kit will cost anywhere from $9,000 to $16,000.
Then, you’ll need to factor in the cost of labor and installation. Most shops will run anywhere from an additional $3,000 to $7,000.
All in for parts and labor, a typical trike conversion kit will likely cost between $11,000 and $20,000.
Depending on the bike you have, you’ll need to weigh the pros and cons of converting to a trike vs. buying a new one.
Learn more about the requirements for a 3-wheel motorcycle license, registration, and insurance.