The Killer Tricycle Banned by the US Government

24 Grd 2020
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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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  • The only fun I have had on a three wheeler was deliberately riding it on two wheels for pretty much the entire time. If you are always halfway into a rollover it doesn’t surprise you lol. I’d rather have a three wheeler than a quad though. I’d rather know I am on something dangerous and ride it correctly than have a false sense of security and be going hard when it bites.

    John DaleyJohn DaleyPrieš 22 minutes
  • I had a 110 for the winter toy.race dirt bikes in the summer i miss that shoe stripper. It stripped shoes right off your feet on a bad day in the woods and bounced better the a basket ball and a high jump.

    another fish guyanother fish guyPrieš val
  • This entire ban was bullshit. Are they safe. No. But if you know wtf your doing they are no more dangerous than anything else. Btw those atc250R's where absolute monsters. Put many many miles on them.

    Jon BrockmanJon BrockmanPrieš 2 val
  • My childhood friend had his head cracked open by one of these, still hasn't recovered.

    Nick HenneuseNick HenneusePrieš 3 val
  • Your humor is awesome you are truly intelligent and need to have your own standup comedy over this. You are truly educated and impressive to watch.

    C AC APrieš 3 val
  • If your Skeerd say your skeerd..... I had a couple of the baddest of them all. Was an average rider. Here I am.....

    John WeaverJohn WeaverPrieš 3 val
  • I had a Honda ATC 200s for years, and the only time I got hurt on it was completely my fault. I was riding at a new location and I didn't walk it before riding it. I just hopped on and gassed it. A couple of cracked ribs later my lessson was learned. I blame 60 Minutes for doing an assasination piece on them leading to their ban in the US. Like most government intervention trying to protect us from ourselves, it was a large amount of bullshit wrapped around a kernel of truth. And my Honda would float in water, as long as I wasn't on it. I'd ride it in mud on the weekends and take it for a dip in a shallow ditch or canal to clean it off afterwards...just ride it in and hop off. Keep the engine running and the tires would splash enough water to get most of the mud off. I wasn't worried about cracking the engine because it had been ridden in deep mud, so it was already wet the entire time. Lots of fun and very controllable with a little experience.

    Lex BoegenLex BoegenPrieš 3 val
  • I see kids zipping on these all the time. I fell enough times on a petal powered bike when i was a kid. Its laws cus of stupid parents.

    someguynoonesomeguynoonePrieš 4 val
  • Had a 185... it was awesome!!!

    ChrisChrisPrieš 4 val
  • Yep - they handled like crap, and we sort of took that into consideration...

    Aaron WeathersonAaron WeathersonPrieš 4 val
  • Dude, the Emmy for best produced video goes to FortNine... again!

    Stan KettleStan KettlePrieš 5 val
  • I had a 1985 honda big red and it was industructable.

    John bryantJohn bryantPrieš 5 val
  • If there's a oscar for youtube you guys will win all of them

    S SS SPrieš 6 val
  • Anything can be used irresponsibly. Next ban, kitchen knives. Please government, save me.

    Sam McDoogleSam McDooglePrieš 6 val
  • I don't know who, but someone actually needs to hear this, you've got to stop saving all your money. Venture into investing some, if you really want financial freedom.

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  • what makes them so much more unsafe than modern trike road bikes?

    matt kuklamatt kuklaPrieš 7 val
  • Had one wheb i was a kid had one as a teen and gonna have one again as soon as I can find one for sale... best damn toy ever..

    fishstick8888fishstick8888Prieš 8 val
  • Never thought of myself as highly skilled but I’ve driven many of these many times and never flipped. I never tried steep inclines though, up or down...brains save lives!

    godwantsplasticgodwantsplasticPrieš 9 val
  • My younger brother had one and just when you thought you knew what you were doing it would throw you off the seat.

    DouglasfotografixDouglasfotografixPrieš 9 val
  • Lol video 😂

    Jose MontanoJose MontanoPrieš 9 val
  • So there comin back in 2021

    Least TrendingLeast TrendingPrieš 12 val
  • Lol my uncle still has one of these. He calls it his "assault tricycle" because they are banned now.

    Sarevok ArensSarevok ArensPrieš 13 val
  • Guns don’t kill people,, people kill people,, great video,, I grew up on these things, never had a problem..

    Tom JackTom JackPrieš 13 val
  • They are only as dangerious, As you are Stupi. Learn how to Ride one. I never had any Problems. Use some Common Scense for Christs sake!

    Stanley VigoloStanley VigoloPrieš 14 val
  • Wow, that's a fantastic and beautiful video. I'm glad and honored to be a friend of your great channel. Have a nice Sunday. 👍👍👍🤙🤙🤙👌

    WOONG TVWOONG TVPrieš 14 val
  • 8:23 I was not expecting that at all. I nearly pissed myself. Okay, I kinda pissed myself.

    Ptolemy's ghostPtolemy's ghostPrieš 14 val
  • 1 in 3 is insane

    HamsaphinaHamsaphinaPrieš 14 val
  • this is like top gear quality

    Alex LarsenAlex LarsenPrieš 15 val
  • My friend had a 250r and we used these things on the farm and not once had any safety issues.

    Moneyandtime FreedomMoneyandtime FreedomPrieš 16 val
  • WRONG i RACED THESE FOR 5 YEARS, it was stupid parents letting 3 year olds ride a 350cc unattended no safety equiptment on etc... I still got one..

    Malamute AerospaceMalamute AerospacePrieš 16 val
  • This is pretty much like a gun ban. You can ban a machine but death will always find a way and statistics won't change much.

    Jacob TerryJacob TerryPrieš 16 val
  • I hope to see Rebel 1100 from you, should be interesting.

    Wicked CerberusWicked CerberusPrieš 16 val
  • YES! Typical Left point of view: Damn dirty Tricycle going around killing people...Ban them Ban them now! Just like those killer guns...Ban em all!!! It is NEVER the person using the item's fault...NEVER...It is the item's fault and the Leftist government MUST protect us from these killers just waiting to strike!!! BULLSHIT I say! The left IS long on bans and damn short on common sense! Great video by the way!

    Oliver JamesOliver JamesPrieš 17 val
  • I remember the first time I saw one of these things a girl from the neighborhood who's parents owned a large grocery store was riding it she might as well been driving the lunar rover

    AndruAndruPrieš 18 val

    ZAQ 786ZAQ 786Prieš 19 val
  • This is a top gear for bikers

    shuttzeshuttzePrieš 19 val
  • We had these things as kids, not that long ago for me, I think the biggest issue was the advertising. We knew the dangers, we learned to ride and moved on, the worst wipe outs any of us had were on atvs not an atc. The issue was they advertised them for kids and not as the somewhat dangerous and easily flipped machines they were

    OntarioRedneXXXOntarioRedneXXXPrieš 20 val
  • I had one growing up. It was awesome!

    Stephen JarrellStephen JarrellPrieš 20 val
  • Never fell off a three wheeler

    Paranuts 76Paranuts 76Prieš 21 val
  • Wishing you can review the Linhai 300cc 4x4 ATV

    Johnathan ChengJohnathan ChengPrieš 22 val
  • Anyone who couldn't ride one with a certain amount of common sense and respect for its limitations, didn't need to ride one in the first place. And any parent who let their child ride one too large for their age group, didn't deserve to have children. There is an inherent risk in everything we do, how you approach it determines the level of risk.

    Gary MccarverGary MccarverPrieš 22 val
  • I owned one for many years. Best machine I've ever had! Gotta know how to drive one. Not for liberals.

    john dukejohn dukePrieš 23 val
  • An ATC isnt hard to keep on all 3 wheels once you get the hang of it. I have an ATC 110.

    Cooper EarhartCooper EarhartPrieš 23 val
  • Superb !!

    Paul SmythPaul SmythPrieš dieną
  • I had a ATC 90 lots of fun hillclimbing & mudding

    Dale GreeneDale GreenePrieš dieną
  • There’s a man that used to live 2 doors down from me that paralyzed himself riding up a hill on one of these while he was in high school. He suffered permanent brain damage from it. What’s sad is he was one of the most popular kids in his high school but after his accident nobody came around to see him. He talked and thought slow due to his brain injury. I never knew him before his accident but he is a nice man and is intelligent. It just takes him longer to get his thoughts out.

    Joshua BellahJoshua BellahPrieš dieną
  • When will the new video come out?

    Thibeau De MeesterThibeau De MeesterPrieš dieną
  • why did he use the dutch national anthom at the end?

    J M18J M18Prieš dieną
  • The Chevy Corvair car was also "Unsafe at Any Speed", but are loved by collectors around the World.

    George CyclistGeorge CyclistPrieš dieną
  • I rolled mine at least half a dozen times.

    Liberty or DeathLiberty or DeathPrieš dieną
  • so did you guys not get the newer model honda trikes? the big red, then the 250 sx with reverse? we used them for years here in new zealand on our steep country farm. they were terrible things but far superior to having a 2 wheeler when it came to traction and ability to carry things, we even made footpegs for the front so one of us kids would have to sit on the small front carrier to keep it from flipping! we were all so happy when the 4wd quads arrived!

    TheMarkbopTheMarkbopPrieš dieną
  • Somehow this is this first video I've come across from FortNine... Wow the production quality. Amazing. It was everything I imagined it could be and more!!!

    Jared PaulsenJared PaulsenPrieš dieną
  • Did the channel also get banned by the U.S. government? I haven't heard a peep in over 3 weeks!

    MaximumMik3MaximumMik3Prieš dieną
  • I had that 125M - 4 gears and a high and low lever. Moved up to a 250x that had reverse...yes reverse on a 3 wheeler ! Then finally got my 250R... had more fun on my 3 wheelers then on my quads. Still have the 250x. Wish I kept the others as well. Still have my 87 Banshee quad in mint condition except the aluminum wheels are beat up from the rocks in upstate NY Never had an issue driving the trikes until we got the quads. Once we use to driving quads we couldn’t ride the trikes without flipping anymore. The trikes made sharper turns then the quads when you were use to them.

    Jack DanielsJack DanielsPrieš dieną
  • We all rode the shit out of them back in the day never could figure out why some thought they were dangerous.

    GleanermanGleanermanPrieš dieną
  • I had a 1980 Honda 250R, loved that bike.

    Richard ThompsonRichard ThompsonPrieš dieną
  • I have an atc200 and it’s a blast but you need to know how to ride them

    Evan CoxEvan CoxPrieš dieną
  • Im gonna stick with my 4 wheeler i never flipped it and dont plan on it! i ride for enjoyment not like a maniac.

    MRTLEW01MRTLEW01Prieš dieną
  • Quads killed too

    Stevie JoStevie JoPrieš dieną
  • It has a pull starter.....

    LLPLLPPrieš dieną
  • I rolled one myself at 6 years old, a Honda Three Wheeler

    Stevie JoStevie JoPrieš dieną
  • My friend had one of these in highschool. They were really unstable and if you went around a corner slightly too fast you were going over. One time I was riding it in a field and went around a corner too fast, and like a dumbass i put my foot down to try and keep it from going over. (I was used to dirtbikes and wasn't thinking) it pulled my foot under the back tire and flung my shoe about 50 feet. I didn't get hurt but you have to be somewhat careful when you ride one of these. So if it starts to tip, bail the fuck off and try to get away from it lol.

    Your super sexy boogeyman slayerYour super sexy boogeyman slayerPrieš dieną
  • 3 wheelers

    matt kuklamatt kuklaPrieš dieną
  • What an actual piece of literal dog shit, I think Honda was actually trying to kill their customers with this utter piece of garbage

    Murphy PendletonMurphy PendletonPrieš dieną
  • Ah i remember racing this in micromachines on the genesis

    brett20000000009brett20000000009Prieš dieną
  • I grew up with these and their not that unstable once you get use to it

    Mark SabeanMark SabeanPrieš dieną
  • I remember there were a rash of 3-wheeler deaths in the late 80s. Just buy a 4 wheeler, Christ.

    ChelvisChelvisPrieš dieną
  • I have one, got it for like 150$ so much fun.

    David wDavid wPrieš dieną
  • I learned to ride my ATC125 in about the same time it took to watch this vid.....

    cumminsscoutcumminsscoutPrieš dieną
  • did he run over a snake at 5.11 ? aye !

    Thomas W.glasgowThomas W.glasgowPrieš dieną
  • The funniest atv ever made.

    Czaja SumrallCzaja SumrallPrieš dieną
  • My grandpa had a Big Red 350 back in the day.

    Jamison ZJamison ZPrieš dieną
  • Still have 1985 atc250r from when I was 16 its 36 years old lol

    Mike ObrienMike ObrienPrieš dieną
  • These always seemed stupid... this video made me want one

    Jeff MJeff MPrieš dieną
  • These things are dangerous as fuck. Definately not to be ridden by the unskilled. That being said I've spent 100s of hours on the seat of one. I love my 81 ATC200.

    zenith0000zenith0000Prieš dieną
  • great video content.

    gixxerryddergixxerrydderPrieš dieną
  • Bravo!

    punkybrewstershubbypunkybrewstershubbyPrieš dieną
  • hey ryan, i was wondering if you are going to review the new crf 300L or the rally version

    Seth BaxSeth BaxPrieš dieną
  • Lol I have one of these. I'm pretty convinced that the machine is mentally retarded. lmao

    A'MuricaA'MuricaPrieš dieną
  • If we didn't have so much idiots riding these things like dumbasses then we would still have them around.

    Night-XNight-XPrieš dieną
  • I still have two Honda Big Reds in good condition.

    Santer Auto Repair LLCSanter Auto Repair LLCPrieš dieną
  • We grew up with these things, and a couple of hundred other ones that could cause great bodily harm.

    SomeGuyInSandySomeGuyInSandyPrieš dieną
  • on 1:53 did he speak german "Yep Geil" or am i hearing something crazy ? xD

    YamatoYamatoPrieš 2 dienas
  • Very well produced. Thanks!

    joshua nattingerjoshua nattingerPrieš 2 dienas
  • Great channel , always very informative 👍🙂

    pasha12343pasha12343Prieš 2 dienas
  • Great video. I had one as a kid/teenager and had lots of fun while on the farm. We flipped it several times- not good but walked away. If it ended up on top of us we could kick it off a lot easier than kicking off a quad.

    Robert SelfRobert SelfPrieš 2 dienas
  • Road everything from a 110 all the way to a 250R and the worst injury I ever had was from the pull start of the 110 when it kicked back and the handle of the pull start hit me right in the dick. YOWEEE!

    Matt LackeyMatt LackeyPrieš 2 dienas
  • Honda's solution was the Odyssey that was a cool...

    nickademuss42nickademuss42Prieš 2 dienas
  • They didn't. have front wheel brakes. On steep terrain they would slide out. I had to jump off one going out of control. It flew past me and rolled down this huge hill. I was a very experienced rider and surfer, skier,skateboarder. I rolled with the fall. Those thing were dangerous as hell.

    Kevin AllenKevin AllenPrieš 2 dienas
  • I remember when I was a teenager back around 2009 a friend who was a engine enthusiast purchased a 3 wheeler identical to the one in the video. He never hurt himself on it though.

    zeer365zeer365Prieš 2 dienas
  • My dad had one of these but never used it because of how dangerous it was, got rid of it eventually. ATV's were more fun anyways

    LÜKLÜKPrieš 2 dienas
  • I survived it.

    Brian WoodBrian WoodPrieš 2 dienas
  • Thanks for posting this, and for your frank approach. pity about the trike though. good memories.

    Cowboy AnimalCowboy AnimalPrieš 2 dienas
  • 4 wheelers are only minutely less dangerous. Come off on a bike, you'll go one way the bike another. Come off on a quad, it follows you. This is no more dangerous than a quad, if anything a little safer for a competent rider.

    Cowboy AnimalCowboy AnimalPrieš 2 dienas
  • big red, ran over me at ten years old, lol... hey looks like stave lake, B.C ?

    Tom BTom BPrieš 2 dienas
  • Love the little Die Hard references. I'd also like to have a word with big brain that thought putting a rack in front of the light. Genius.

    Adam Mackey SmithAdam Mackey SmithPrieš 2 dienas
  • How do you guys feel being compared to TopGear ? imo you are way better but that could be just because bikes interest me more than cars.

    Samuel RivasSamuel RivasPrieš 2 dienas
  • They were death traps but YOOOO what fun death traps 😆 I had miles of fun on my bros 125😆

    Freddy Marcel-MarcumFreddy Marcel-MarcumPrieš 2 dienas
  • Rode one in the 80’s, did a wheelie of a curb and cracked the frame.. end of story.

    Jeff HartwigJeff HartwigPrieš 2 dienas
    • Was that like a 20' tall curb? Lmao

      240sxRule240sxRulePrieš 23 val
  • Free markets without government intervention are all fun and games until somebody looses a child.....

    Bold van KaalenBold van KaalenPrieš 2 dienas