Sanjay, Abhi, and Vinu, all in their 20s, died when the two motorbikes they were riding rammed against one another at 8.30 p.m. at Kakkur here on Saturday.
The accident was in front of the local Excise office on the Balussery-Kozhikode road. Two others were undergoing treatment at a hospital. The police suspected over-speeding to have caused the accident.
One motorbike had two pillion riders, the police said quoting eyewitnesses.
Both the vehicles had been badly damaged. Two others were undergoing treatment at a hospital.