You could dismissively label the Merlin Roadster a rich man's toy, a topless wonder that's impractical and irrelevant. You could, but you'd be wrong. The pod-like three-wheeler, which hits dealerships this summer, gets 60 miles per gallon. As important, its 88-cubic-inch V-twin engine pushes it past 100 mph, faster than you can say "autobahn"-quite
a thrill when you're just a foot off the pavement. Toy? Try hot-rod.
And, at $23,900, a reasonably priced one too.