The Killer Tricycle Banned by the US Government

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This cultural hot potato of the 80s had everything - flawed design, thoughtless marketing, irresponsible dealers, young lives lost, sickening injury rates, bad parenting…the lot. Here’s the messy story of the three-wheeled ATV.
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Hot Wheels Cars And Guitars
Hot Wheels Cars And Guitars Prieš dieną
I say that atcs should be safer by safer i mean more weight of the body to keep from roll overs and there should be special saftey gear for them
Zack Prieš dieną
Still have my original 84' Honda Big Red 200es i had from when i was a kid. Still fires up easy and has never been rebuilt. Never broke a bone or had any serious injury from it. The things a pig, but still a blast, just got to know how to ride them.
captan obvs
captan obvs Prieš dieną
I had one of these and had a blast! Very under powered but a blast none the less. Crazy when you look back at older times the things we were able to buy and do lol. Probably why each generation before had a bit more grit.
Bit Rage
Bit Rage Prieš dieną
i loved my honda 200 big red when i was a kid.... flipped it more then i can count
neeko460 Prieš dieną
Jeremy Clarkson of the Moto world. Keep up the good work my friend.
Layman.M Prieš dieną
A video shot this good should be illegal!
BriansChannel123 Prieš dieną
I figured out how to bail out and lived! 10-11yrs old, I was going 40+ down a gravel road. My entrance came up too quick and I couldn't make the turn, and clear the fence. I dismounted and prepared for impact. Bike hit the fence pole at the entrance and flipped 10 times. I went flying and had a ouchie shoulder for a few years.
Coastaku Prieš dieną
I fucking love 4-wheeled ATVs, sadly due to me living in Mississauga, they are banned. But luckily I have 35 cousins up in Sault Ste Marie and they all have ATVs, the Soo has 300miles of Sanctioned, inspected and signed off-road trails within city limits alone, used only by ATVs and Snowmobiles
Timothy Tate
Timothy Tate Prieš dieną
Those were nice bikes but so unstable, had a friend that got killed on one that had a quick throttle instead of thumb throttle... I crashed a few and also hard to get away from... But I was a motocross racer... Loved balancing on the front and side tires..
Tree Growth
Tree Growth Prieš dieną
Where did you get all those "TV" clips XD god what the hell.
shane bro
shane bro Prieš dieną
i still got one
Dan Harris
Dan Harris Prieš dieną
They should have never allowed them in the first place.
Jeepers Kreepers
Jeepers Kreepers Prieš dieną
Always the best videos. I’m dying over here !! 😂
Knoll's Garage
Knoll's Garage Prieš 2 dienas
Was not "Banned by the US Government" It was a consent decree between manufacturers
Cube Prieš 2 dienas
love that shirt!
Brian Wisdom
Brian Wisdom Prieš 2 dienas
Ironically, my first introduction to motorcycling was on an ATC! They were the Suzuki Samurai of off road vehicles!
Ryan Verelli
Ryan Verelli Prieš 2 dienas
Must be your first time
James Healy
James Healy Prieš 2 dienas
Guy cracks me up. Good videography.
Thunder Road
Thunder Road Prieš 3 dienas
We rode the Honda 250R Yamaha Tri z 250 and Kawasaki Tecate 250 . Those two strokes were beast and blast to ride back in the 80s . Should have kept them. Crazy what they sale for now. Also wish I never sold my 1987 Suzuki LT 500R QuadZilla.
Eric Calkins
Eric Calkins Prieš 3 dienas
I think I crashed mine when I was kid in every way you described. Then i got a "safer" dirt bike and I still crashed....but now at a faster speed. To be honest I never really like three wheelers...they did tip easy but I did think the government trying to ban them was dumb. It was just people trying to blame someone else for bad decisions and poor riding skillls
ghostkilla93 Prieš 3 dienas
So blame the manufacturers and not the person at fault for mistreating these machines. Sounds like modern day america to me.
Polarbog Prieš 3 dienas
love how the first two comments are about girlfriends and ex-wives
Dan K
Dan K Prieš 3 dienas
i got an ATC 70 when i was a kid, and only fell off it a few times thrashing it around the fields and never rolled it at speed, you absolutely have to steer from the rear, and lean like you're carving a snowboard. the most dangerous thing i used to do was rev it and dump it in first to wheelie, the semi auto was great for that but it used to catch out my friends would try... I still have it and plan to make it road legal (now im late 30s). they are super expensive over here in the UK
B Cote
B Cote Prieš 4 dienas
My first and favorite video
Hunter Prieš 4 dienas
I’ve had multiple in my life so far and never had an accident. Had a 200es, 200m and a 125m. Ride it like a dumbass your gonna have dumbass consequences.
Matt Willert
Matt Willert Prieš 5 dienų
My dad would talk about these things and how they were banned. Things sounded so crazy
Dave Ventresca
Dave Ventresca Prieš 5 dienų
Got cute. Narrowly escaped death a few times on mine.
Tugnutt Mcgoo
Tugnutt Mcgoo Prieš 5 dienų
I had a Honda Big Red. I only put my foot down once... Ouch.
Florida Guardian
Florida Guardian Prieš 6 dienų
1985 Honda 250R
Scott Robinson
Scott Robinson Prieš 6 dienų
I opened up a 1986 350X many times in the desert. I was about 13 years old, 90lbs. Respect for a motorized vehicle is important. Had a friend become quadriplegic because he was drinking and riding. 1985 250R ( That ATC was fast f&@k!)
Foo Bar
Foo Bar Prieš 6 dienų
Needs shocks
AShortTag BW
AShortTag BW Prieš 3 dienas
Shocks are for the weak. Use your muscular legs!
the sheba
the sheba Prieš 6 dienų
Nobody cares about me so I don’t really care
Samuel Arnold
Samuel Arnold Prieš 6 dienų
Banned here in New Zealand also. Too many deaths. Haven't been sold since 1997.
Brando Steel
Brando Steel Prieš 6 dienų
Damn it Canada is so beautiful
Lost cause
Lost cause Prieš 7 dienų
I was a kid who rode one of these in the 70s. It pretty much throws off or rolls over any kid that tries one within the first 5 minutes. You were just expected to get up and keep riding. Looking back I can’t believe they let kids ride these. I was ran over by one, flipped over backwards on one, rolled down a hill tumbling with one, and flipped over sideways countless times. All the while without protective gear and surrounded by trees, rocks, and fallen branches. If you consider a soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan had less than a 6% chance of being hospitalized or killed during their tour but a ATC rider had a 30% chance during the time owning one..., it puts how dangerous these things are in perspective.
Steve Evans
Steve Evans Prieš 7 dienų
A 350 ATC just showed for sale up on Farcebook here in the UK. A US import of all things. The comments are full of a mixture of "You're gonna die!" and "If you know what you're doing you might live".
Benjamin Selinger
Benjamin Selinger Prieš 7 dienų
I was essentially born on, and likely conceived on a trike :p. IIRC the trike was my primary mode of transport from age 4 or 5 till 12. Honestly never felt at all unsafe. I drove like a complete asshole with only one small accident. Like all things, idiots goona idiot. Trikes are so light that you can roll them safely without being crushed. Pretty near all my friends at the time also had trikes, and no serious injuries. It wasn't till they were banned and we all had to "upgrade" to quads, 3-5x the mass, that kids started getting hurt.
henry22lr Prieš 7 dienų
just have to know how to ride em. They got banned because people put 10 year old kids on one of the fastest recreation vehicles ever built, the 250r.. this was the start of the "sue me" culture when people stopped taking responsibility for their own actions.
NOO NOPE Prieš 7 dienų
grew up on these, horses, tractors, cars etc. as much as i enjoyed them sadly yea they were very tippy. even just doing regular farm work they were top heavy no suspension added to the roll overs. rolled it with my grandpa on back we going 2-4 mph just fixing fence.. ........ sloped hill hit a badger hole on high end on back went right over. it rolled few times down the hill. neither of us were hurt again such slow speeds. i think grandpa just stood up and walked offf and picked me up as it went down the hill. still though
Brad Jenkins
Brad Jenkins Prieš 7 dienų
If you'r to stupid to know how to ride it, you should probably just stay in the house.
Patrick Greene
Patrick Greene Prieš 7 dienų
Sooooo right.. absolute piece of 💩 nearly pulled the skin off my calf muscles and worse than a bucking bronco
motoprof1441 Prieš 8 dienų
As you pointed out, the manufacture's "volunteered" to remove three wheelers. They were not banned by the government. Granted, they were being shown what will happen to them IF they refused, but they still agreed to remove these evil machines and the Consent Agreement was born. It has long since expired, but manufactures still follow the agreement to this day.
BrapperDan Prieš 8 dienų
My 4 year old cousin was killed on a 3 wheeler. They are fun to ride. Especially something like a 250R but always a little sketchy
Dale Hollingsworth
Dale Hollingsworth Prieš 8 dienų
This video made me laugh too hard
pistol breath
pistol breath Prieš 8 dienų
Haha this is pretty fucking dumb to buy ur kid these if u don't fall in white sands
B O Prieš 8 dienų
Bunch of sissys. That's a mans machine. The good old banshee killer
toxic morphine
toxic morphine Prieš 9 dienų
I was lucky to be able to buy one at 18 I'm 20 now and the ytm225dx has to be my favorite machine to ride
tonytoes0 Prieš 9 dienų
Kudos to whoever does your lighting and cinematography
soybean70 Prieš 9 dienų
Another classic fucked by the government
Jake from State Farm
Jake from State Farm Prieš 9 dienų
Use to have one it was great never had an issue it was a newer model with suspension and stuff
Meal Tone
Meal Tone Prieš 9 dienų
5:15 This is gold! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
TaylorMade404 Prieš 9 dienų
I just saw one yesterday at the offroad park. He got stuck immediately in mud
Pilot Peego
Pilot Peego Prieš 9 dienų
This dude is creepier than the trike.😳
zenovich1 Prieš 9 dienų
Australia has now stopped selling quad bikes. Halo safety bar mandatory. Manufacturers (All of em) have lost interest $$. Prices of used models skyrocketed. ! Just saying. There's some relevance here.. :0)
Destination Outdoors
Destination Outdoors Prieš 10 dienų
I grew up with one of these, very sketchy but fun as heck! What don't kill you makes you stronger! lol
some dude
some dude Prieš 10 dienų
It’s never the tool it’s the user using it U less your tool is a 1990 phone then yes it’s the tool but you don’t see a gun point itself to a person then shoot 😳😐
some dude
some dude Prieš 10 dienų
Think like a kardashian 💀
Tim Henry
Tim Henry Prieš 10 dienų
We all had a couple. They were a blast. Known a few that had been killed. Know a few that has been injured for life. Gotta say the same about 4 wheelers and dirt bikes also though.
Truckacabra Rex
Truckacabra Rex Prieš 10 dienų
Only 800 deaths that’s it man cars have killed more people than that
StephenPM1 Prieš 10 dienų
Nice video, but I am a little confused - the figures for injuries and deaths you show at 10.19 is headed "Quad Accidents 2005", implying that these figures are for Quads rather than just the three-wheeled ATV. Are there any figures for three-wheeled ATVs alone? Also, are these figures just for the USA, or worldwide?
VashsAngelArm Prieš 10 dienų
Awe man should have got a 250R got something with power
Stephanie Altman
Stephanie Altman Prieš 10 dienų
wish they still made them awsome off road machine
GroovyVideo2 Prieš 10 dienų
i worked in MC industry - i go read documents from trial - honda not good - so they made 4 wheelers - slightly less body crushing machine -
Maxim P
Maxim P Prieš 10 dienų
5:07 🤣
brofoxx Prieš 10 dienų
All those thumbs down?? Who knew that many Kardashian fans also watched FortNine? 😝
AMGV Media
AMGV Media Prieš 10 dienų
When everyone has high praise for JDM, I point to this trash. Couldn't just put the two wheels in the front...
Jack Spencer
Jack Spencer Prieš 9 dienų
There not dangerous at all just people didn’t know how to ride them at all
Kebab Chi
Kebab Chi Prieš 11 dienų
Or just, get a car....
igor de wit
igor de wit Prieš 11 dienų
Just put a slightly longer fork on the front,with a little more rake: problem solved!
Grayson Lee
Grayson Lee Prieš 11 dienų
Still want one
Jim Lahey
Jim Lahey Prieš 11 dienų
They're still popular as ever here in newfoundland
ACEDIAMOND666 Prieš 11 dienų
I remember riding my dad's 3 wheel ATC in the late 70s and early 80s....I had loads of fun...
Roberts Pičukans
Roberts Pičukans Prieš 11 dienų
This deserves many more views :)
Hydro Maester
Hydro Maester Prieš 11 dienų
We rode these a lot back in the day, and flipped them quite a few times. Luckily we didn't get killed!
wazza33racer Prieš 11 dienų
a bad idea different from many things.......not suitable for children. As adults we can make more informed and experienced decisions on we can manage things like heavy machines,firearms,cars,alcohol and trikes/quads/bikes. Now some adults cant do anything competently, but thats what natural selection is for..........that also applies to adults who cant supervise or care for children competently..........their children will die also, so that the world is not over run with imbeciles anymore than it is already. Great video, on the issues that affect trikes ))
MDJAK Prieš 11 dienų
Five hundred bucks? Now they call them UTVs or Side by Sides, charge upwards of $30,000 and more, and they flip, somersault with the best of them.
Forrest Ousley
Forrest Ousley Prieš 11 dienų
I remember buying one of these as a kid. Bought it from a guy down the road for $50. It was so fun! Get it stuck in a mud hole you can just push it out. I used to balance it on two tires and right around on it too!
Bad Hombre
Bad Hombre Prieš 11 dienų
Well I somehow survived a 250r 3 wheeler 🤣
Luck Prieš 12 dienų
This is not what I was expecting when I clicked on this video.
blue wolf
blue wolf Prieš 12 dienų
I have had 12 bikes over my lifetime. We bought a 85 Honda 200X off the show room floor. Along with an XR500. That 3 wheeler was fun but deadly. We were in Southern Ca. I took a friend out once we were both 13 years old. He road the 3 wheeler. He hit a rut. Front and right rear tire went in the rut. The bike stopped instantly. He held on to the bars. And snapped his arm right above the wrist. I was taught how to crash. Let go of the bike and create some distance between you and the bike. Well my friend was not taught how to crash. That video is dead on. You had to ride the hell out of those bikes and then they were a blast. Nothing like the Cr480, but what is.
Dj_BbBoy Prieš 12 dienų
Drive it like you stole it and let the booty bounce. Easy to drive if you sit on the gas tank. I was 3 when i started driving these. That machine never hurt me. I hurt it and myself on it. Fun Times.
Paul C
Paul C Prieš 12 dienų
I bought a used Honda 200X ATC in 1997 and welded a skid plate for the rear which allowed a wheelie but not a "12 O'clock". Loved it and have never liked Quads with their garden tractor steering. Incredible video.
Julian Castro
Julian Castro Prieš 12 dienų
I thought the beginning was a John Deere commercial
jfischer507 Prieš 12 dienų
5:57 what a trip
Dillan beltz
Dillan beltz Prieš 12 dienų
It’d be cool if you did a video on the Honda trx400
rclement11 Prieš 12 dienų
Tell me you don't know how to ride a ATC without telling me you don't know how to ride one.
john naile
john naile Prieš 13 dienų
People would put their foot down like turning on a motorcycle and get their foot sucked in by the back tire. It happened to me as a kid. 😎👍
adam forbes
adam forbes Prieš 13 dienų
When I was a kid you could have these. Neighbors kids had a 4 wheeler, I hit a pile of railroad ties at full tilt, over the bars head first. I had a helmet on. I'm still here. Make your kids wear a helmet.
No Grip NC
No Grip NC Prieš 13 dienų
I had 2 3 wheelers, 2 dirt bikes and a go cart growing up as a child from the time I was about 6 till I was 18. I've rode crotch rockets and motorcycles for 45 years. As I grew older I just moved on to more dangerous things. Now I drive an 800HP car. I wonder which is more dangerous?
Kirt Hooper
Kirt Hooper Prieš 13 dienų
Drove many 3-wheelers growing up. Biking them up on 2 tires was just plain fun. Honestly don't recall ever rolling one, because you knew they were unstable. Rolled my 4-wheeler plenty on full send though.
Cody Landrum
Cody Landrum Prieš 13 dienų
"but the children!!!"' It's amazing we made it this far. Sad we think we can legislate danger out of our lives. No more fun to be had!
Gavin Bacon
Gavin Bacon Prieš 13 dienų
I have a 125m just like the one you were driving
Alex Morgan
Alex Morgan Prieš 13 dienų
I had one.. needless to say I'm not dead. Just saying.
deno177 Prieš 13 dienų
"ATC demands serious riders.... we sent in children" LMFAO
NOO NOPE Prieš 7 dienų
lets be real we do this everyday all over the world. Adults cant come to susible agreement. WAR! Send in the KIDS to fight, kill, die for said country, beliefs............ US military is no exception. Brainwashed drones............ yes they may be 18 but lets face it. still a lot to learn.....
braxten wells
braxten wells Prieš 13 dienų
Honda did a good job on giving me the best child hood
thesexrulez Prieš 13 dienų
I've had mine for 2 years and have never crashed and I ride it like a crazy mf
thesexrulez Prieš 13 dienų
It's easy to ride if you actually know how to ride a 4 wheeler or dirtbike
thesexrulez Prieš 13 dienų
Bro wtf a remake with a 200 or bigger ...your completely wrong ...this dumb bruh...I have a 200s and this says the opposite of what it is....if your an experienced rider you should know how to handle something like this
frank gulla
frank gulla Prieš 13 dienų
My family had a Honda 185S rode the shit out of it, takes some getting used to but we all survived, another great video!
The_ltz_guy Master
The_ltz_guy Master Prieš 13 dienų
It’s the balloon tires
The_ltz_guy Master
The_ltz_guy Master Prieš 13 dienų
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