The R1 Gas Powered Drift Trike is back! We took the R1 off of our product line-up to do some design changes to increase the performance and fun factor. The 26″ R1 Gas Powered Drift Trike now has the same rear axle width as the R2 (20″) Gas Powered Drift Trike. This makes the parts interchangeable saving the amount of time it takes to fabricate the trike.
Another added bonus to narrowing the rear axle is the ability for it to fit in the back of most SUV’s and crossovers. This was impossible on the previous version. As a result of shortening the width of the R1 Gas Powered Drift Trike it adds a bit of performance and handling. Lighter weight and faster acceleration just like the R2.
Many people ask what’s the difference between the R1 and the R2? The only difference now is the front wheel. The R2 uses a 20″ front wheel and fork while the R1 uses a 26″ front wheel and fork. The next question is “Why the price difference?” Well the answer is somewhat simple. The 26″ frame has more steel in the frame and fork assemblies. The front wheel is 6″ larger in diameter and the parts cost a bit more. Other than that they are identical in design and performance.
The R1 Gas Powered Drift Trike might be better suited for a 6′ plus rider due to the height of the handle bars. The handle bars may restrict a shorter riders view. Both the R1 and R2 Drift Trikes will hold a 300+lb rider with no problems. Just like all of our products the R1 carries a full replacement warranty on the frame and forks. You break them we will replace them. Simple as that. We stand behind what we build period!!!