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1.2 Single front wheel 3-Wheelers:

Second component layout: 3-Wheelers with a single front wheel, coming from a regular 2-Wheel motorcycle.

The rear may come from an old Volkwagen Beetle, or may simply be a modified motorcycle rear end:

 

This group includes the off-road 3-Wheelers that are not sold anymore because of their rollover propensity:

                        

These single front wheel 3-Wheelers have lost popularity first precisely because they would easily rollover when turning, as on the right picture above.

Also when braking while going straight, the weight is transferred to only one front wheel instead of two, in the case of the 3-Wheelers with two front wheels:

 

Conclusion:
This 3-Wheeler component layout with a single front wheel can tip over easily in most applications and does not offer the best braking performance. It thus present little interest for general public usage.

 

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