Motorcycles get a bad reputation because of the high numbers of motorcycle accidents that happen every year. In 2017, 5,172 motorcyclists died in motor vehicle crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Traditional two-wheeled motorcycles accounted for 91% of all motorcycles involved in fatal crashes.
When safety-conscious motorcyclists see these statistics, they may think about getting a three-wheeled option, also known as a motor trike, because it seems safer.
But are 3-wheel motorcycles that much safer than traditional motorcycles, or are they just as dangerous? Learning about these kinds of motorcycles will help you determine whether you should take one out on the road instead.