If you’d like to enjoy riding one of these coolers around the hood but wondering where to find the best drift trikes for sale, I hope this article will be of help.
There are few things that remind us more of our childhood than drift trikes. It’s a nice and sunny day, the streets are calm and all you can hear is a sound of PVC rear wheels sliding around the corners.
Sure, bikes and motorcycles can be fun, but nothing gives you that pure enjoyment of a drift trike sliding sideways and doing crazy 360 spins.
With drift trikes gaining more and more popularity, you can enjoy drift trikes no matter how old you are. Kids, teenagers, adults, you can see multiple generations drifting and having fun together, all joined by the same love for drift trikes. This exactly is the reason why I was searching for drift trikes for sale.
Recently, I wanted to buy one and indulge in that pure feeling of enjoyment once again. I’ve spent hours researching the smartest option to get the best value for my money. So I realized that my experience can save a lot of time to someone looking for the gas powered drift trikes. If you are a starter, here’s all you need to know about the drift trikes.
Where To Buy Drift Trike?
The first option I’ve tried are local shops, but had not much luck there. The choice is poor and relies on a few ordinary models and I wanted my first drift trike to be the one I’ll really like and not buy it and keep it in my garage for the most of the time.
Plus, there were not many shops I could search nearby. One of my friends suggested that I try Craigslist or try ordering one at custom shops, which was way more than I could afford. Craigslist didn’t offer much satisfying results – there were plenty of cheap drift trikes for sale there, but not many of them were in a good condition.
I’ve also tried eBay and Amazon, as well as several online shops, which was the best option in my opinion, because I could find plenty of models, plus compare their prices and features. Below I’ve listed several models that I found interesting for anyone who would like to grab one of these hot looking drift trikes for affordable price.
Razor RipRider 360 Caster Trike
Razor is a sound name when it comes to riding, so choosing razor drift trikes for sale is never a bad option. This one is a successor for the classic drift trike model from the ‘70s. Thanks to its dual inclined caster wheels, it perfects resistance-free drifting and spinning moves.
Razor 360 has frame and fork made from welded steel. Hi-impact front wheel has a flat-free tire and MX-style handlebar has rubber grips for better fit. Large pneumatic front wheel pedals give you a nice control of steering, together with double crown fork, which design also adds more to its style. Assembled product is 38 x 24 x 24 inches large.
Some assembly is required, because this trike comes in pieces in the package (around 22 pounds), but all you need is a few minutes to get your ride ready for your kid. The weight limit for this one is 160 lbs, so even smaller adults can use it, although it’s not advisable by the manufacturer.
And How About Adult Drift Trike?
Many of us stay kids for the whole life and enjoy riding drift bikes in the late years. Luckily, some manufacturers had understanding for this and that’s why you can find plenty of so called big wheel drift trikes out there.
Therefore it’s important to know the performance limits of your drift trikes for sale and choose adult trike bike if you’re buying it for an adult. These can be slightly more expensive, but when you look at the risks of breaking those made for kids and getting hurt, the price is well justified.
Drift trikes for adults have stronger frames and larger weight limits, therefore the price is bigger. Online shops, again, come very handy when choosing one of these.
Where To Find Motorized Drift Trikes For Sale?
Just when I thought drift trikes couldn’t be any more exciting, I learned about also motorized drift trikes. These custom-made bad boys, can easily combat hills and allow you to drift easily even at low speeds. The engines are usually installed behind the rear suspension, which will allow you better stability and more comfortable drifting.
The best part of this is that you are going to both appear and feel awesome while riding these. Thanks to this, now it’s possible to get in touch with the inner child in all of us without looking like one.
To be clear, just in case, motorized drift trikes for sale isn’t recommended for those below 16 years of age, because they are much more serious drive than usual drift trikes. On the other hand, these are great for those of you who don’t like to give much effort pedaling uphill and may be much more fun if you’re an adult. But, as a serious ride, a proper motorized drift trike for sale costs over $2000, which may not be affordable to many. It all kind of depends and what you want to get and how much you want to invest for it.
There are heaps of hobbyists and DIY enthusiasts creating their own makeshift motorized drift trikes. But I wouldn’t recommend doing this unless you have a lot of experience and know exactly what are you doing. There is a huge difference between carelessly enjoying professionally made drift trikes and worrying if the thing you made in your garage is going to collapse.
The one I’d recommend is surely Motor HQ Electric Triker
This beauty is one of the best choices I could Google for phrase “motorized drift trikes for sale” and all of its variations. It has 4 stroke single cylinder with ceramic coating with displacement of 208 cc. With 6.5 HP and max torque of 6000 RPM, shaft transmission and non-contact ignition, this babe will get you wherever you want.
With top speed of 45 mph and high strength steel front and rear brakes, you’ll be driving one of the most stable motorized drift trikes out there. It’s not recommended to persons under 16 years of age and it supports a driver up to 333 lbs.
Or in case you want to find an electric drift trikes for sale…
You’d like to get the same amount of fun and the same features as with motorized models but for more affordable price? Then you should go with electric drift trike. Unlike motorized, these are allowed for use by smaller kids (8+ years usually) and can be up to 10 times more affordable. Some of the electric drift trikes for sale can reach speeds up to 15 mph (which is not slow at all for such a small vehicle), depending on the model and price.
One of the best benefits is that they are much friendlier to the environment, as they go on rechargeable batteries. However, the batteries can be a slight downside, since you will probably need to recharge them after 30-40 minutes of effective riding. But you can draw a lot more out of them if you save the batteries downhill. Seriously, slopes are exactly where you’ll have the most excitement in any kind of drift trike. The electric drift will help you to easily hurdle the hill without pedaling and foot work whatsoever.
One of the good choices here would be Razor Power Rider 360 Electric Tricycle.
Razor, again, shows as the best choice when it comes to electric drift trikes for sale. This 3-wheeler has push button throttle and reaches speeds up to 9 mph. It can run up to 30-40 minutes of continuous use. Razor Rip Rider 360 can cut a 360 degree spin, and slide and drift on its duel inclined rear caster wheels.
This fabulous electric drift trikes are recommended for persons above 8 years of age. It supports a rider up to 120 pounds.
Where To Find Good Drift Trike Parts?
Another awesome thing with drift trikes is that you can assemble one by your own taste and needs. With the sport becoming more and more popular with all generations, you can find every part you need. You don’t have to stress too much about one broken part, since you can easily replace it with a new one.
Just like the drift trikes themselves, you can find parts in specialized drift trike shops, but once again, the best choice is to go to amazon or e-bay. You can add different size drift trike wheels, customized pedals and frames by your choice. I must add that I’ve noticed that the drift trike frame seem to be a rarity nowadays. To work around this you can always find a cheap used or broken drift trike with a good frame.
One thing I can’t stress enough is that you should avoid bargain hunting and should not settle for cheap, low quality drift trike parts. Don’t forget that you’ll reach whooping speeds at times and that you can injure yourself if something important breaks.
In case your budget is limited, you can find used drift trikes for sale, but…
If this is the case, first I would advise caution and maybe asking some expert and/or testing the trike to see if it’s in working condition. Pay attention on frame and any potential cracks in it, as well as any other malfunction.
Buying even slightly damaged drift trike smay cost you much more than just money, therefore I’d recommend searching for a new one. For example, Amazon.com has a great deal of cheap Razor drift trikes for as little as $90.