SS Trike To Debut In Sturgis As Production Offering


Saw it for the 1st time in Daytona. Featured it immediately in my Blog and your comments were quite positive. And now here it is in its final stage ready to make its debut in Sturgis as an official mass produced custom trike. To celebrate its entrance in the production world, Builder Jason Nieman from Olmax Fabrication LLC entered the SS Trike in the Production Class of the Sturgis AMD World Championship Of Bike Building (Champion Park, Lazelle Street, August 2-5) where it will compete against other manufacturers.
The racing inspired SS Trike has a composite body, a 24-inch Olmax Fabrication polished front rim wrapped in a Metzeler tire and American Racing 14-inch rear wheels. For engine you have the choice between Ultima, S&S or TP motors. For transmission, you can opt for a 6-speed or automatic transmission with a bullet-proof design lifted from automotive racing applications, whose design is sourced from a General Motors Powerglide system that is a current racing standard, Front end is from American Suspension, and to accentuate the racing look and sound the SS Trike sports a custom 2 into 1 performance pipe that connects into a chambered muffler. The dual exhaust pipe at the rear of the trike is described as producing a sound which is a cross between a muscle car and a stroking Harley. The SS Trike is designed to comfortably accommodate enthusiasts ranging in size from 5’ to 6’2” tall. Manufacturer also states than in less than 5 minutes it’s possible to switch between 2 different seat heights and that it’s a snap to change 3 different foot control locations. The SS Trike is available in all primary colors. Additional options include graphics, Wire-Plus digital speedo, air-ride suspension, a solo seat with enclosed trunk, multiple trim treatments and a black or polished engine. Dealer and retail information at SS Trikes


14 Responses to “SS Trike To Debut In Sturgis As Production Offering”

  1. 1 Fred P. Jul 29th, 2009 at 9:46 am

    What is the total height of the trike? I would be worried in traffic for sight line from other drivers. I’m curious on rear tail lights height, also. There is a minimum for DOT approval. I can’t see any signals, etc. Is this approved for all 50 states. It is cool as hell looking, but from a production stand point have they done their homework for the roads?

  2. 2 golfish Jul 29th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Is it the pictures or does that seat look likes it was made for Big Mama?

  3. 3 Matt Wright Jul 29th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    I want a red one with yellow handle bars and blue forks.

  4. 4 David Jul 29th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Does it come with an Airbag and seat belt?

  5. 5 madpuppy Jul 30th, 2009 at 7:06 am

    No offence intended, but it sure looks like a little kids “Big Wheel” for big kids?

  6. 6 bigalyts Jul 30th, 2009 at 8:42 am

    No Way, it is a Little Tikes Product !

  7. 7 J Jul 30th, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Pretty interested in the powerglide application- more info, pics?

  8. 8 Boss Hawg Jul 30th, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    No ill intent meant, but the SS Trike looks like attorneys’ dreams. Please tell me that they are not putting this into production and through a dealer base.

    Buyer beware…Check out their “Product Liability” Policy closely.

    Boss Hawg

  9. 9 vince Jul 30th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Before there were big wheels, we would take a regular trike and flip the frame upside down. When you reinsert the forks you had a long low trike. The modified trike was faster making the turn at the bottom of the driveway.

    We did it because we thought it was cool, but the lower center of gravity made it corner better.

    Sometime later toy manufacturers caught on and the big wheel was born.

    The SS bike may corner better than a standard trike because of the lower center of gravity.

  10. 10 alan Aug 2nd, 2009 at 6:37 am


  11. 11 biker bob Aug 3rd, 2009 at 10:52 am

    wouldn’t be caught dead on that thing.

  12. 12 chris moyes Aug 3rd, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    interesting all the negative comments. This thing is innovative, creative, affordable, and cool as hell. This type of thing is what keeps our industry moving forward. We aren’t getting enough of these types of products anymore. I have seen it in person and I am very impressed.

    To all of you who can’t appreciate change, I hope you aren’t in this industry because if so you won’t be around much longer without it.

  13. 13 Bill Jun 16th, 2010 at 9:58 pm


    I agree with you. And Jason is a stand-up guy to boot. I wish him much success, and when I’m in the market for a trike, I will be riding an SS trike in traditional Big Wheel colors with drag slicks on the back. Maybe even a hand brake on the tire for posterities sake.


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