It’s green, lean and mean. It’s a machine. With those hardly original words and sentences, I’m trying to describe the Lean Mean Green Machine. Inspired by the big-wheeled tricycle from the 1970s that was named the Green Machine, the Lean Mean Green Machine is a 9’ long motorcycle that has been designed and developed by a team from Parker Brothers.
Yes, the same company that has given the world many of its all-time favourite board games, including Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Risk and Cluedo.
The Lean Mean Green Machine has 3 wheels, including a front wheel with a diameter of 45”, which, if you’re a trivia person or motorbike-lover, is the largest. It is powered by an air-cooled Harley-Davidson v-twin Evo engine that delivers 60 HP and allows a maximum speed of 50 miles per hour.
Its front wheel is driven by a chain housed in a protective cowling that replicates the original toy’s frame. Equipped with an 8.5 gallon fuel tank that is integrated into the frame, a full tank gives you up to 400 miles.
You will need to part with lots of money if you want to buy a Lean Mean Green Machine. How much is “lots”, eh? To be precise, “lots” in this case is around $75,000. No, I am not having you on. That really is the price of this overgrown tricycle… err, motorcycle.
Which raises another question: at this price, is it worth it? That’s a call that only you can take after checking your bank balance. You can pick one up at Hammacher Schlemmer.