Over 100,000 new 3-seat bicycles, designed to carry an adult and two children, have been sold since a ban on their sale was lifted in July of last year, a result one bicycle maker described as "beyond expectations." There were doubts that the 3-seaters would win acceptance from consumers because of their hefty price tags -- with an electric motor, the bicycles run for over 100,000 yen, and even without one, they go for over 40,000 yen -- but they have won popularity with parents raising young children.