Vladimir Putin Rides A Lehman Trike

Yesterday, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin roared to a rally in the Black Sea port city of Novorossiisk riding a Lehman Trike. The black-clad Putin led a column of bikers, then delivered a speech about the “Indivisible Russian Nation” to his “Biker Brothers.”

I learned that Putin is up to re-election in March 2012 and that he loves to use “tough guy” antics to convince Russians that he is the country strong man. But I acknowledge I know absolutely nothing about politics in Russia. So I just hope that Lehman sells more trikes in this country. (AFP/POOL, Sergei Karpukhin)

15 Responses to “Vladimir Putin Rides A Lehman Trike”

  1. 1 Brother T Aug 30th, 2011 at 8:16 am

    In Russia, trike drive you!

  2. 2 666 Aug 30th, 2011 at 9:33 am

    This guy seems a lot more cooler and a regular type guy then any of our leaders!!! Must be the Vodka!!! Could you see obammy doing this !! The crowd around him would be 4000 secret service riding schwinns!!!!!!

  3. 3 Aug 30th, 2011 at 9:43 am

    At least in this picture he has his shirt on …. that is a switch.

    Over & Out,


  4. 4 CafeSportyTC Aug 30th, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Putin is the Darth Vader of Europe…. and that black trike just proves it! anyone hear the imperial march playing?

  5. 5 Aug 30th, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    I wonder how “tough” he would be if he were to receive a “Seal Team Six Face Lift” …… the ‘ol double tap special …… just wondering.

    Over & Out,


  6. 6 Aug 30th, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Is Leman Trike made in the USA? What happened too Ural ? How tough could anyone look on a Trike? I gave my tricycle up at four . I’d rather be seen on a Schwinn. ..Z

  7. 7 nicker Aug 30th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Before opening-day, seems like every other scooter riding around Sturgis was a trike with an old Guy or Gal on it.
    So, why not old KGB guy?


  8. 8 Nobody Aug 31st, 2011 at 3:29 am

    Mildly sad he wasnt riding an Ural w/ side car

  9. 9 Olive Oil Aug 31st, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Too bad Lehman doesn’t make a trike conversion kit for earlier than ’97 Harley. I was going to buy one for my ’96 but no go after talking to them.

  10. 10 martin Twofeather Aug 31st, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    I stand with ZIPPER on this one!

  11. 11 Sep 2nd, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Dammit Brother T you stole my comment!

  12. 12 Lugnut Sep 5th, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Kind of nice to see the prime minister of Russia riding an American made bike to a Russian bike rally. Gotto be a message in their about good old American manufacturing.

  13. 13 poppymann Sep 7th, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Normally I would leave a snarky comment, but since Vlad is ex-KGB and one tough mother, I’m going to pass.

  14. 14 bigalyts Sep 9th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Haven’t you seen the Ural Trike? It looks like a Bedet.

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