Just over 7 million people have watched the latest video produced by Icon, a leader in protective gear for riding enthusiasts. That’s a big number, but even bigger if you consider that the video was uploaded on YouTube about a week ago.
It’s easy to see why so many people have flocked to this video. High speeds, tire smoke, and a cop car labeled “To Protect and Swerve”. Pair up those three mentioned items with extreme roads in Oregon and you have an amazing backdrop for an all guts, high octane movie. Watching this video a couple of times through has really got us thinking. How much fun would something like this be if it were done on one of our trikes?
The duo in the video are on a couple of Triumph Speedsters modified for drifting. But what about a couple of V8 Choppers Hot Rod trikes? We of course think it would have to be our V8 trikes for the simple fact that we have a wide stance and just about as much horse power as the drifting Mustang. There’s no telling how many motorcycles that, Nick Brocha and Ernie Vigil have dumped in their lifetime. But there has got to be a learning curve. Question is, can we afford a learning curve of roughly $55,000 per trike? Pitching a trike sideways only to have it end up on its top after one ‘video shoot’ might not be the best option.
But just how insane would it be to see your favorite trikes wide open in a full fledged drift with smoke just boiling out the fender wells. I think this concept might need to be something that we look into, could be a blast!