Miss your childhood every time you see a kid on one of those Green Machine trikes? You may no longer be able to fit into one of those pedaled riders, but you can relive the glory days with this grown man counterpart: the Lean Mean Green Machine.
Styled to look like the classic 70s big wheel, this big boy version trades in the pedal drivetrain for a real motorcycle engine. Yes, it’s bigger, too, so you can handily squeeze into it even with a raft on your belly and a stack of pancakes on your ass.
The Lean Mean Green Machine sports the same playful lines and colors as its pedal-powered predecessor, all while measuring in at adult trike dimensions ( 9 x 4.5 x 3.75 feet). An air-cooled Harley-Davidson V-twin Evo provides the drive, pumping out 60 horses for a top speed of 50mph. Hidden from plain sight is an 8.5-gallon fuel tank built into the frame, which should keep it going for up to 400 miles when filled.
Just like the original, it features a large front wheel and push-pull joystick steering that controls the two small wheels in the back. A motorcycle-style foot lever controls the manual six-speed transmission, while the brakes sit right on the sticks. Oh, and don’t worry, the chain driving the front wheel hides under a protective cowling, so you don’t need to worry about dirtying it up.
Nostalgia ain’t cheap, though, especially when you can show it off at the lot to make all the other aging hipsters seethe with envy. The Lean Mean Green Machine is available now at Hammacher Schlemmer for $75,000. So save up!