Somewhere along the way, Link traded Epona for a sleek sportbike. It's unconventional, but probably necessary in the high-octane world of Mario Kart 8. I mean, Epona is literally one horsepower. That doesn't quite cut it.
Link upgraded to something a little more stylish, and you can too. Now there's an officially-licensed Triforce-gold Mario Kart 8 wheel, and it seems to be priced pretty reasonably. It runs $15 and releases on July 6. Of course, it'll require a Wiimote to function.
If that's a bit gaudy to you, a Toad-themed blue wheel is available on the same day. For some reason, that one's only $12. That extra three dollars is the price you pay for decadence, I guess.