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Cagiva WMX200

Cagiva WMX200

Description

Cagiva WMX200 trike, made in 1984 by 'Tricky Dicks'. Only 65 200's were produced, making them a very rare & desirable machine today.

The Cagiva was a conversion based on a previously manufactured motorcycle.

Using the Cagiva WMX 250 Motorcycle as a base, builder Jerry Illiard, of “Tricky Dick’s” inc., A small firm that was based in Shelbina, Mo USA, that specialized in building racing trikes, made this mean racing machine.

Most of the components are from the original bike, like the frame,shocks, and engine, the rest of the components were either hand fabbed, or used from existing three wheelers, like the rear fenders borrowed from a Kawasaki KXT 250 Tecate, and the front fender is courtesy of a Honda ATC 250R.

The Engine is largely unchanged from the original, a 190.38CC liquid cooled 2-stroke with a 36mm Del Orto Carburetor feeding it and a 6-Speed Synchromesh manual taking the 38Hp to the rear wheels. Carlisle Tires put the grunt to the track, and a Marchozzi front/Ohlin rear shock combo takes up the bumps.

Many of the components, like the front and rear hubs, the axle,and the triples were made in house by Tricky Dick’s.

Cagiva is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer. It was founded in 1950 by Giovanni Castiglioni in Varese, originally producing small metal components. Giovanni's sons, Claudio and Gianfranco Castiglioni, went into the motorcycle industry in 1978. The name is a portmanteau derived from the founder's name 'Giovanni Castiglioni' and the founding location, i.e. CAstiglioni GIovanni VArese.

Here's some info from the man himself "Tricky Dicks":
Production numbers;
1984 WMX 125 - 4
1984 WMX 200 - 65
1985 WMX 500 - 2

We did use the same fenders on the 125 and 500 as the 200. The 125 looked just like the 200 except it had a gray seat and swingarm.
We had dealers in AZ, TX, LA, AL, FL and even Puerto Rico.

Honda introduced their first sit-on straddle-ridden three-wheeled ATVs in 1969, which were famously portrayed in the James Bond movie, Diamonds Are Forever and other TV shows such as Magnum, P.I. and Hart to Hart. Dubbed the US90 and later—when Honda acquired the trademark on the term—the ATC90 (All Terrain Cycle), it was designed purely for recreational use. Clearly influenced by earlier ATVs, it featured large balloon tires instead of a mechanical suspension.
Detailed Information
Detailed Description
Cagiva WMX200. Other smaller or lesser known companies, such as Tiger ATV, Franks, and Cagiva (Tricky Dicks), produced racing three wheelers, but in much smaller numbers. Few of these machines are known to exist today and are highly sought by collectors.

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