New three-wheeler hits town

T-Rex
T-Rex
Is it a bike or a car? It's certainly not a plane -- the T-Rex is a super-quick three-wheeler that gets from 0-60mph in 3.3 seconds.

Powered by a 187bhp Kawasaki 1,400cc engine dropped into its multi-tubular steel chassis frame, it's driven through a sequential six-speed close-ratio gearbox, purpose-designed reverse gear, and uses a rear wheel torque damper. The body is reinforced fibre-glass plastic-sandwich construction, with a carbon fibre windscreen and headrests. Inside are two seats with adjustable backs, and adjustable pedal box, and three-point retractable safety belts.

Built in Canada, it's never been seen officially in the UK -- until this coming weekend. Previews are likely to be at Piccolino Restaurant, Virgina Water, on Friday evening and at the British SuperBikes Silverstone at the weekend and possibly London's Finsbury Square next Monday lunchtime.

The purpose of the tour is to see the reaction of potential buyers in the UK and, if favourable, it should be road legal for the UK by summer 2007. It'll cost some £30,000.

The Canadian site link is below; the UK site (same URL but .co.uk) is not yet ready.

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  • 604 14 Sep 2006

    money permitting Id definately buy...

  • fuoriserie 14 Sep 2006

    Must have seen the original prototype in 1992/1993, and it's amazing it still around after all these years.

    If you compare it to the Grinall Scorpion it will loose on looks, engine options, and prices.

    It has potential if the prices go down quite a bit and it's facelifted, but the Scorpion would be my choice as it stands.

    Looking forward to a cheaper version...




  • barry sheene 14 Sep 2006

    30K, blimey, you could get 3 motorbikes for that price.... (and they wouldn't get stuck in traffic)..

    Can't see the point m'sel.

  • fuoriserie 14 Sep 2006

    Must have seen the original prototype in 1992/1993, and it's amazing it still around after all these years.

    If you compare it to the Grinall Scorpion it will loose on looks, engine options, and prices.

    It has potential if the prices go down quite a bit and it's facelifted, but the Scorpion would be my choice as it stands.

    Looking forward to a cheaper version...

  • jon- 14 Sep 2006

    For 30k you can buy an r500 which has twice as many tyres at the back and will probably somewhat faster over a lap...

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