23/09/2014 09:58 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

The Vietnamese Soul on A Roadstercycle


Roadstercycle is an exclusive brand name of Fleming Engineering founded and operated by pilot Jack Fleming from California. Fleming began manufacturing pimp motorcycles, cars and cycles when he was 12 years old. With his experience and skill in manufacturing engines, spare parts and electronic control systems after 20 years working for Robinson Helicopter, Jack Fleming created three-wheel Roadstercycles with a distinctive style. In the US, besides the version of roadstercycle using a Harley Davidson engine, Jack Fleming also produced roadstercycles operating with a Yamaha V-Max engine.

The appearance of the three-wheel roadstercycle fascinated Vietnamese motor lovers at first sight for its design. Its saddle is set for only one, which is very low and comfortable during long trips. The handle-bar is designed similar to a racing motorcycle that helps the driver easily control the pair of front wheels. A large size exhaust pipe is put on the rear of the motorcycle. A small fuel tank and reverse gearbox are improvements of the special motorcycle.
 
 
The three-wheel Roadstercycle is decorated with the national flag of Vietnam and patterns claiming Vietnam’s sovereignty
over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa Archipelagoes . Photo: Dang Kim Phuong/VNP

The front fenders are painted red like the colour of Vietnam’s flag. Photo: Dang Kim Phuong/VNP


Every part of the motorcycle is unique and typical for the famous three-wheel Roadstercycle brand. Photo: Dang Kim Phuong/VNP


The fuel tank is decorated with the national flag and stylized patterns claiming Vietnam’s sovereignty over
Hoang Sa and Truong Sa Archipelagoes. Photo: Dang Kim Phuong/VNP


Stylized patterns claiming Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa Archipelagoes
on the side of the fuel tank. Photo: Dang Kim Phuong/VNP


  The 300mm wide wheel at the back helps the roadstercycle grip the road better. Photo: Dang Kim Phuong/VNP


The light system is designed according to the old style. Photo: Dang Kim Phuong/VNP


The front fairing with  the famous brand name of Roadstercycle. Photo: Dang Kim Phuong/VNP

Another unique feature of the roadstercycle is the system of three wheels. Two front wheels with narrow width are used to lead. A large wheel with 300mm width at the back helps the roadstercycle grip the road better. The back shock absorber is put horizontal and receives power from engine through the chain system. All three wheels have been equipped with single disc brakes with a large diameter.

The roadstercycle looks more impressive with the image of the map claiming Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa Archipelagoes is used to decorate the fake fuel tank while the true fuel tank is under the saddle. According to the motorcycle owner, after it was imported to Vietnam, the fuel tank was decorated with the images of the national flag and a map of Vietnam claiming  the nation’s sovereignty over the sea and islands./.
 
Story: Nguyen Vu Thanh Dat - Photos: Dang Kim Phuong