Why look like some major league broke dork in some cheap econobox car when it really doesn’t cost a lot to look way cool on the 2010 IceBear Road Warrior trike.? For only just about $4500 or less delivered to your front door, the Road Warrior continues to be an excellent value for the money compared to so many trike motorcycles or Harley conversions with prices way into the stratosphere.
With it’s decidedly Harley influenced styling, along with the custom engineered wild three wheel frame trike design, it quickly becomes a conversation piece where folks will ask you to sit on it as they fall in love with it. Not many motor vehicles for such a reasonable low price will draw this much positive attention. Even most motorcycles won’t either.
You can spend tons more money on some mega-priced sports car and not get a positive stroke anything like this custom trike brings. It’s a way cool old-school 60’s type biker custom trike for an absurdly low entry price. A fantastic value by any standard of measurement.
With it’s long rake to the springer forks, the Road Warrior continues to be far more easy to steer than it appears. And with practice, you get used to the interesting handling characteristics with three wheels, and the long forks. It’s far easier to ride than it first appears, and in a few days of practice, it becomes easy enough and predictable in any sort of traffic situation where this trike will become your favorite transportation ride no matter what you own. It’s as much fun as it looks.
Overall, the quality appears to a great value for the money, although the speedometer developed a problem and needed to be repaired after only about 100 miles. And the 5 speed manual transmission is far more easy to shift with AMSOIL synthetic motorcycle oil in the wet clutch system than just standard oil. But, for the low price I have few complaints.
In the future IceBear really needs to build some bigger displacement V-twin engines though. The chromed 250cc engine looks fairly impressive enough, and provides adequate enough power for this starter trike to move it along quickly up to around 80mph or so. And the trike even returns mileage comparable to some of those hybrid automobiles, but doesn’t look sissy like them. But, to be really taken seriously, IceBear needs to develop some higher horsepower V-twin engines. This company has a great unfulfilled potential here to build some good serious machines if they ever really want to. IceBear specializes in building trikes, which sets them apart from other motorcycle brands.
And the gas tank looks cool enough, and can easily be dressed up with some wild decals or paintwork if you wish. However, a larger tank is really needed to extend the range of this trike into a more serious road cruiser. Right now, as it stands the Road Warrior is much more of a city dweller or light highway duty toy. Both the small 2.2 gallon tank and 250cc engine limit this motorcycle considerably from a more serious motorcycle potential.
But, IceBear deserves a lot of respect for taking a two wheeled chopper bike design and creating this wild custom trike frame. This custom was built from the ground up as a completely new June 2010 model, and is a fantastic bargain as far as custom motorcycles go. It would be so easy to spend $50,000 to $100,000 or better to build some trike at home that looks similar to this wild custom trike. And it has plenty of chrome too.
The IceBear company has corporate offices in the U.S. and Japan, but has most of the production done in China to bring the costs way down. But, a typical IceBear product, whether it’s a motorcycle, scooter or ATV likely features parts from Japan, Taiwan and China.
At 1000 miles, the motorcycle continues to prove itself to be dependable and fun enough transportation that many hardcore motorcyclists think is cool enough.
Trikes are way cool. And IceBear builds great trikes for the money. And hey kids, take my advice here: Grow yourself a beard, get some leather on, get a pretty girlfriend half your age(I’m 55, she’s 27)and enjoy the ride. You’ll regret not doing it. Life’s too short.
BTW, you do know, it’s Christmas season. It’s not too late to turn some dude’s life around by giving him the gift of a 2010 IceBear Trike. It sure beats that Old Spice after shave lotion or tie you were planning to give.