Who we are

Lazy Dawg as a company has over forty years experience in the industry. We have licensed technicians and a certified mechanical engineer on staff, which gives us the level of expertise needed to produce a top quality product.

Lazy Dawg MotorTrikes also offers the newest models in the industry including R18 reverse Trike and Hannigan Trikes. We will help maintain your investment so it is around for years of enjoyment.

Our parts department carries a wide selection of components, however if we do not have the part or accessories you require we will get it in for you.

Why a motortrike?

Suspension travel is the gateway to ride quality and Motor Trike has the most in the industry.

With over 4 inches of wheel travel, we were able to optimize ride quality by lowering the spring rate and therefore the natural frequency.

The soft springs only work if you have enough travel to absorb the bumps without bottoming out.

The correct roll (cornering) stiffness gives the driver comfort and feedback.

Too stiff = No feedback. The driver gets over confident because the machine corners too flat (no sense of danger). It also ruins ride quality in one wheel bump.

Too soft = False sense of doom. If the bike leans too much, the rider feels like he/she is about to tip over or slide out of control.

Our trikes are like pick-up trucks. How do we ride well with one 120b rider or two 250lb riders? Our suspension has to work well with one rider, two riders, luggage, a trailer, or all of the above. These load variations are similar to a pickup truck that is empty or has a fully loaded bed. We utilize air springs to adjust the spring rate and maintain optimum ride height and natural frequency.

Why is it important? The Roll Center Height controls many suspension parameters including the “Lever Arm” that causes Body Roll. We designed our Anti Roll Bar to work with our Roll Center Height.

How do you avoid being called “Unsafe At Any Speed” like the Corvair? Lower the Roll Center Height. What is the Roll Center? Think of it as the pivot point for the suspension in Roll & the reaction point for cornering forces.

Engines, brakes, gears, tires and road irregularities all create noises and vibrations. Noises and vibrations are transmitted to the riders through the vehicles chassis.

It is impossible to eliminate the source of all NVH, so the only solution is to create a barrier between the source and the riders.


If you decided you want to finance your new trike conversion or complete trike, you are not alone. Seventy percent of enthusiasts do. With a minimum down payment and approved credit, we can help you arrange financing.




If you decided you want to finance your new trike conversion or complete trike, you are not alone. Seventy percent of enthusiasts do. With a minimum down payment and approved credit, we can help you arrange financing.

About Motor Trike Inc.

Motor Trike, Inc. began in 1994 with two employees in a quaint 1,800 square foot facility in downtown Troup, Texas. We moved to our present location in May, 1995. Our current location was once an old meat packing plant, made up of a 12,000 square foot facility on three acres of land.  In the spring of 2009, we underwent an expansion and now function in 108,000 square feet of operating space on 75 acres. Our manufacturing plant has two sub-assembly lines, three robotic welders and fifteen downdraft paint and prep booths.

Our products are developed in-house by an exceptional team of engineers with vast knowledge and experience in suspension and chassis design. This experience comes from work on one NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship, three Road & Track Formula SAE Shootout victories, and the creation, design, and manufacture of the Thoroughbred Motorsports Stallion. We believe that this gives us a level of expertise unmatched by anyone else in our industry. We are proud of their accomplishments and confident that you will be pleased with the results of their efforts throughout our product line.


Harley Just wanted to tell you that we made it home to Texas Thursday the 27th of July. We are so thankful for the hard work you did to get Tommy's Trike back on the road. I'm not sure of everything that you fixed, but that trike ran and sounded better than the day he bought it. Again, thank you. Come to Texas for the wing ding this year. We would love to treat you to a Texas steak!! Hugs to you both. -Dee and Tommy Reynolds. Harley 2011 Harley Road King
We highly recommend Bill Shaver of Lazy Dawg Motortrikes. They are honest, fast, and all staff are great. They take time to answer all your questions and make sure you are happy and understand everything. Very trustworthy. Our Trike looks awsome too!
- Gerald Brown
2011 Harley Road King
2013 Harley Road Glide
Awesome, sums up the work done by Bill and staff @ LazyDawg when they installed a trike conversion kit on my 2013 Harley Road Glide. The effort and detail they put into doing some custom work is rarely seen in todays era. More than satisfied with the work they have done. The staff @ Lazy Dawg can keep you on the road and wind in your hair for many  more years.
- Lorette / Grover
2013 Harley Road Glide


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