The trikes I saw really weren’t trikes at all because they were the trike-kits that just add two wheels to a scooter-framed motorcycle effectively giving it four wheels.
I saw more than just these two, but didn’t manage to get a photo worth posting.
As for the sidecars, I saw more of them than I did the “trikes”. They were all “working” sidecars though not the passenger style that is common in the US.
For example, this ice-cream sidecar. It was hot and sunny in Malaysia. Riding under an umbrella would have bee nice. Of course, the handy frozen treats would help beat the heat as well. I might have eaten my inventory before being able to sell it.
Here he is back on the main road going to the next neighborhood.
Another working sidecar hauling sacks of rice.
A closer look at the “working” sidecars. A deck on top and a larger compartment underneath. Sometimes I wish I had something like this for my Ural, but the driveshaft to the sidecar wheel precludes having a low, flat base to pile stuff on.
I didn’t see any passenger sidecars. That doesn’t mean they don’t exist there, I just didn’t see any. The differences in sidecars to me further highlights Malaysia as a moto-transport culture vs. the US as a moto-recreation culture.
More Malaysia pictures and posts coming.