Soon A 4-Wheel Motorcycle?

4wheelIn Europe, the 3-wheeler Piaggio MP3 scooter is a huge hit. And now, an English company called “Four Wheeled Motorcycle Compagny Limited” shows the prototype of a 4-wheel motorcycle named 4MC powered by a Yamaha 400 cm3 . But is it a motorcycle? Its designer Nick Schotter insists it is because in a turn it can lean up to 40-degree, and will never overturn like a car. And he offers you these Video Demonstrations.

I think it’s quite ugly, but you never know what the market will decide. By the way, he is looking for a financial partner to start mass production…

13 Responses to “Soon A 4-Wheel Motorcycle?”

  1. 1 Woody May 19th, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Nick can claim whatever he wants, but in the US, if it has 4 tires – it’s a NON-motorcycle.
    That’s whay Bombardier, Corbin, DFT, Harley, whomever, always went with a 3-wheeler; to avoid all the crash protection, pollution, and other rules applying to the auto industry.
    Only exception I know of is the “trike” kits that add 2 wheels to an existing bike and leave the rear tire for propulsion. Since they were built as motorcycles and still have a bike intact inside they’ve been prtty much left alone, just like hanging a sidecar onto an existing bike.

  2. 2 Troy May 19th, 2009 at 9:28 am

    Woody, Can you say “Training Wheels”?

  3. 3 A$$HOLE May 20th, 2009 at 4:04 am

    You can only imagine how intimidating it would be for a big gang of “bikers” rolling into the parking lot of your favorite pub. Oh no!

  4. 4 Mike Greenwald May 20th, 2009 at 8:05 am

    Viper-powered Dodge Tomahawk concept vehicle is a four-wheel, single-passenger vehicle.

  5. 5 bigalyts May 20th, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Hey Guyz it Look Like a Lawn Mower ! I guess you can call it anything you want. It still looks like Fun as well as Transportation. Thats what Motorcycling is really “Fun while you are Commuting” ! I see those Canams running around Town and they look cool as well. I don’t think you will have to worry about Harley getting into this Game so quickly! If it is another Vehicle to Customize and make custom Parts for, I say call it a Motoecycle! I won’t object!

  6. 6 Rodent May 20th, 2009 at 9:18 am

    it ain’t a motorcycle, it could be a menstrul-cycle

  7. 7 Woody May 20th, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Aw, that’s mean, Troy. I’m pretty sure folks are adding those 2 wheel setups because they need a hand holding up a bike but don’t want to commit to a full trike conversion. That ‘lil red jobbie on the other hand looks like it’s missing a mower deck. Isn’t that the OCC/TORO bike? 😉

  8. 8 Jeff Nicklus May 20th, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Silly rabbit four (4) wheels are for cars, golf carts and ATV’s …. not motorcycles!

    Over & Out,


  9. 9 Nicker May 20th, 2009 at 3:17 pm


    The next Obama Volks Wagen…. 🙁


  10. 10 Chopper Kid May 20th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Open wheel car with narrow wheelbase. Not a motorcycle. Maybe there is a hope that he can sell more if he calls it a motorcycle. LOL It actually does look like a mower without the deck. BTW, good one Rodent! Maybe OCC could build them a chopper for their company!!

  11. 11 Howard May 25th, 2009 at 9:51 am

    Cycle- Short for BICYCLE (as in TWO) . Only in the Orwellian nightmare of the press can we find the newspeak- “four wheel motorcycle”. They use to call it an “automobile” in the day.

  12. 12 nicker May 27th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    “… They use to call it an “automobile” in the day… ”

    But then they called the first steering-head cycle a “Near-A-Car”

    Looks to be some kind-a strange role reversal.

    So, what’s up with that……???


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