Three Wheelers - Your opinions and expertise wanted!

Three Wheelers - Your opinions and expertise wanted!

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fuoriserie

4,554 posts

202 months

Friday 12th May 2017
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GB8CH said:
Hi Italo,

Thanks for the feedback, you can be relied upon to share knowledge and useful insight. I have followed your threads for some time. I appreciate the fact you like the styling as well as I know you are a designer.

The Iris, Pod bike and all current velos are all great to a point. The main disadvantages that I hope to overcome that they all have are relative instability in corners, too small to be visible and virtually no impact protection. A lot of the extra footprint I have is in the form of lightweight and flexible solid carbon bar wishbone. This offers a lot of crumple zone, especially from the rear. Beyond this, the tub is double skinned and foam filled to further absorb impacts and protect the driver/rider.


As soon as registration is required it means type approval, tax, insurance and a license. A lot of extra cost.
Thank you for the consideration.

I agree with you on the disadvantages of the vehicles I mentioned earlier, but it's mainly due, to following the Velomobile niche industry rules, I've even seen velomobile that are 750mm wide !.... I spoke to a few key manufactures at a show in Germany a few years ago, and they feel that velomobiles should be mainly used on Cycle paths and not on open roads....perfect if you live in in Germany, the Netherlands and a few other countries in Northern Europe., but problematic if you live in other countries of the EU and even worse if you live in Italy !!

I'm looking forward to seeing your running prototype as I think it's a cool looking vehicle and will offer an alternative to the classic E-bike.

Wishing you the best with your new project, !

Cheers
Italo

fuoriserie

4,554 posts

202 months

Monday 15th May 2017
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A different kind of threewheeler :

http://www.velometro.com/veemo/

fuoriserie

4,554 posts

202 months

Tuesday 6th June 2017
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A new electric Threewheeler design Concept by Bricklin :

http://vvcars.com/


dudleybloke

14,350 posts

119 months

Monday 14th August 2017
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fuoriserie

4,554 posts

202 months

Wednesday 16th August 2017
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dudleybloke said:
Vanderhall Venice.

https://youtu.be/2X71spAvmw4
I like the concept and if it were a kitcar , you could even consider a smaller engine and use one of those modern 3 cylinders from a Toyota Yaris, a Daewoo Matiz ( Suzuki Alto engine...) or even consider that of a Micra..

I believe there is a niche in the fun and inexpensive market of theewheelers...smile





Edited by fuoriserie on Wednesday 16th August 08:55

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Mistrale

178 posts

76 months

Friday 18th August 2017
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It's a bit like a good looking Onyx Bobcat!!

I think this is an under exploited area of the market! Front end, lower arms, loom etc. from a donor car, an adapter for the strut similar to Sylva kit cars to make it double wishbone (come to think of it the new Noble does something similar albeit mid engined) and you have some real cheap fun!

C1/107/Aygo gets my donor vote!!!

fuoriserie

4,554 posts

202 months

Monday 21st August 2017
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Mistrale said:
It's a bit like a good looking Onyx Bobcat!!

I think this is an under exploited area of the market! Front end, lower arms, loom etc. from a donor car, an adapter for the strut similar to Sylva kit cars to make it double wishbone (come to think of it the new Noble does something similar albeit mid engined) and you have some real cheap fun!

C1/107/Aygo gets my donor vote!!!
Yes, exactly like the Onyx Bobcat !....

I love the idea of using motorcycle enginese in threewheelers and as much as I like the the Guzzi V-twin or a Bmw Boxer or even a Harley, I just wonder how cool a Triumph Speed Triple on a lightweight 3 wheeler would look and ride...but the reverse gear is always the problem and the aftermarket options are pretty expensive....so I guess a car engine is a good option and the lowcost Daewoo Matiz 3 cylinder would fit the bill for a new kit.

Why not something inspired by the Brockwell Trifid ? check these images :

http://maximummini.blogspot.it/2015/06/brookwell-t...

http://smg.photobucket.com/user/hotrodfil/library/...

or here :

http://maximummini.blogspot.it/2013/09/trifid-prot...

Mistrale

178 posts

76 months

Monday 21st August 2017
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Well how about a FWD set up with a motorbike engine - like the FRS 3, and then a chain drive to the rear wheel for reverse?


fuoriserie

4,554 posts

202 months

Monday 21st August 2017
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Mistrale said:
Well how about a FWD set up with a motorbike engine - like the FRS 3, and then a chain drive to the rear wheel for reverse?
That could be a good idea.... I checked the FRS website for info and prices of the kit :

http://www.frsmotorsport.com/specification

fuoriserie

4,554 posts

202 months

Monday 21st August 2017
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A new Threewheeler Concept, the BSA 3 Wheeler by N2A

http://n2amotors.com/bsa-3-wheeler-by-n2a/

ajprice

15,087 posts

129 months

Wednesday 20th September 2017
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NOBE. Electric 3 wheeler concept. http://jalopnik.com/this-planned-electric-three-wh...


Lots of bits of other cars in the styling but it works for me (Alfa Romeo front, Jensen Interceptor rear)

Mistrale

178 posts

76 months

Wednesday 20th September 2017
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Iain Ayre has been there before!!!!

http://miniresto.com/?page_id=228

fuoriserie

4,554 posts

202 months

Thursday 21st September 2017
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ajprice said:
NOBE. Electric 3 wheeler concept. http://jalopnik.com/this-planned-electric-three-wh...


Lots of bits of other cars in the styling but it works for me (Alfa Romeo front, Jensen Interceptor rear)
I like the Design and as you say the styling is inspired by other cars of the 60's and Retro designs do look good on 3wheelers !.... but if it ever becomes a full scale model and makes it to production, I'm certain that it could find it's own niche as an electric vehicle.

Nice find.



Edited by fuoriserie on Thursday 21st September 08:43

fuoriserie

4,554 posts

202 months

Thursday 21st September 2017
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Mistrale said:
Iain Ayre has been there before!!!!

http://miniresto.com/?page_id=228
True and I agree with you, but as you can see in their rendering they're inspired by various different designs and maybe they did like the front end of Iain Ayre's 3wheeler.

Mistrale

178 posts

76 months

Monday 5th February
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These pictures appeared on my FB feed - I love it!!

Does anyone know any more about it?
Imagine this with a BMW twin....


Mistrale

178 posts

76 months

Monday 5th February
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Sway

8,936 posts

127 months

Monday 5th February
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Really like that!

It's not, but it reminds me a little of "Capt America's" home build I followed a number of years ago on one of the forums (2f1r rings a bell?).

I'll see if i can dig it out. I want one as a summer commuter.

Ambleton

4,281 posts

125 months

Monday 5th February
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Mistrale said:
These pictures appeared on my FB feed - I love it!!

Does anyone know any more about it?
Imagine this with a BMW twin....

It has 2cv front suspension arms. rear suspension arm looks very similar to that on a Blackjack Avion, but I'd like to see how that rear spring is hooked up. Modified 2cv wheels and brakes. Looks to be a 2cv engine/gearbox too running twin carbs, possibly dellortos.

Fer

7,383 posts

213 months

Monday 16th April
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Just saw this one... An interesting take on a trike.

https://aspectnews.com/peugeot-splits-the-differen...

Gemaeden

101 posts

48 months

Tuesday 17th April
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Fer said:
Just saw this one... An interesting take on a trike.

https://aspectnews.com/peugeot-splits-the-differen...
It's an interesting looking take but isn't viable due to its steering and suspension. Peugeot got millions from the EU to try to develop a tilting prototype.

There's no video of it making swift direction changes at speed anywhere (because it would fall over) just a static prototype and some CGI renderings.