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Home > Motorcycle Parts Reviews > Chopper Kits

DNA Trike Rolling Chassis

By Robert Bane

While much of the rest of the motorcycle industry has been slumping, trikes are going on as strong as ever. With the average cost of a Harley trike running around $28000, many people are looking for a cheaper aftermarket substitute. And DNA has stepped up to the plate with their new Trike Rolling Chassis. With a starting price of around $9500, it is an inexpensive way to get started.

Most of the components found on this rolling chassis are the one's they've mass produced for years on their chopper rolling chassis kits. The styling is relatively simple, utilizing their standard 36° softail frame. Nothing too radical - just simple proven technology. The frame does come with it's own MSO, and this trike does need to be titled as a custom. It comes with a wide glide style front end, but you should be able to talk most dealers into swapping out a DNA springer if you wanted one.

As with most of their other kits, the DNA Trike Rolling Chassis is loaded with billet components. The wheels can be swapped out for any style in the DNA line. DNA also makes their own car wheels, and they use a GM pattern for the rear wheels.

The biggest downside to this kit is the same with anything from DNA - it's pretty much all made overseas. The wheels are the only thing they make in the USA. The quality is ok, but I have experienced some issues with seals going out prematurely on front ends and on their master cyllinders. Rebuild parts are not always easy to come by.

But all in all this is a great entry level trike rolling chassis that has a ton of features, including:

  • DNA 180/200 Softail frame, 36 ° rake, 1-1/2 backbone stretch

  • Uses 84-99 Softail parts
  • 41mm billet 4" over forks, 6 degree rake
  • T-bar handle bars
  • Billet headlight
  • 4.1 gallon stretch tank
  • Polished stainless front rotor
  • Front fender
  • Chrome billet forward controls
  • Raw winged oil tank
  • 21x3.25 wide front wheel (chrome billet)
  • 18 x 8.5 rear wheels (chrome billet) with GM bolt pattern
  • 4 piston brake calipers
  • Rear pulley or sprocket
  • Rear end is a slip differentaly, using tappered rolling bearings, powder coated black.
  • "No Flex" Swingam, that can be retrofit to 84 and up softails.
  • Conversion kit with rear-end available if you wish to convert an existing bike

Unlike the picture they provide, the actual kit does not include tires, belt, or transmission.

This kit would be an excellent canidate to finish off with an Ultima motor, tranny, and belt drive. Your total cost would be under $20,000 if you watched your pennies, and you would have a machine capable of keeping up with anything.


Phone: 800-608-4446
Fax: 310.767.4094


China, except the wheels


1984 and up Harley Softail and aftermarket components


  • Price
  • Simple, popular styling
  • Lots of billet extras
  • Can be drop shipped from DNA to your door

  • CONS:

  • Lower-quality foriegn "knock-off" parts


  • BP Cycle
  • Other DNA dealers


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