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BMW-powered T-REX 16S joins Campagna’s line of three-wheelers

Campagna Motors' new T-REX 16S is powered by a BMW 1649 cc in-line 6-cylinder engine
Campagna Motors' new T-REX 16S is powered by a BMW 1649 cc in-line 6-cylinder engine
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Campagna Motors' new T-REX 16S is powered by a BMW 1649 cc in-line 6-cylinder engine
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Campagna Motors' new T-REX 16S is powered by a BMW 1649 cc in-line 6-cylinder engine
Campagna Motors' new T-REX 16S reverse trike rear view
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Campagna Motors' new T-REX 16S reverse trike rear view
Campagna Motors' new T-REX 16S reverse trike front view
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Campagna Motors' new T-REX 16S reverse trike front view
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Campagna Motors' new T-REX 16S reverse trike side view
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Campagna Motors' new T-REX 16S reverse trike side view
The marine-grade waterproof seats in Campagna Motors' new T-REX 16S reverse trike marine-grade waterproof seat
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The marine-grade waterproof seats in Campagna Motors' new T-REX 16S reverse trike marine-grade waterproof seat
The BMW 1649 cc in-line 6-cylinder engine powering the T-REX 16S
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The BMW 1649 cc in-line 6-cylinder engine powering the T-REX 16S
The T-REX 16S features 3,5 mm line in and USB connectivity for its 180 W RMS Alpine audio system
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The T-REX 16S features 3,5 mm line in and USB connectivity for its 180 W RMS Alpine audio system
Campagna Motors' new T-REX 16S reverse trike close up
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Campagna Motors' new T-REX 16S reverse trike close up
Campagna Motors' new T-REX 16S reverse trike close up
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Campagna Motors' new T-REX 16S reverse trike close up
Campagna Motors' new T-REX 16S reverse trike close up
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Campagna Motors' new T-REX 16S reverse trike close up
The dimensions of Campagna Motors' new T-REX 16S reverse trike
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The dimensions of Campagna Motors' new T-REX 16S reverse trike
Campagna Motors' new T-REX 16S reverse trike rear angle view
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Campagna Motors' new T-REX 16S reverse trike rear angle view

Campagna Motors’ family of side-by-side reverse trikes has a new addition. Joining the street legal T-REX 14 R, T-REX 14RR and V13R is the T-REX-16S. While the existing T-REX models are powered by a Kawasaki 1400 cc inline cylinder engine and the V13R gets its grunt from a Harley Davidson Liquid-cooled Revolution 60-degree V-Twin engine (the same used in the Harley Davidson V-Rod), the new 16S is powered by a BMW 1649 cc in-line 6-cylinder engine from BMW’s Motorrad division.

The BMW engine comes courtesy of a long-term strategic agreement the Quebec-based company recently signed with the BMW Group to supply motorcycle engines for its vehicles. The engine generates 160 hp at 7,750 rpm and 129 lb-ft of torque at 5,250 rpm, with the power directed via a six-speed sequential transmission to the chain-driven rear wheel.

As well as supplying the engine, BMW engineers also collaborated with Campagna on integrating the new engine and the transmission, new electronic systems and other components. As a result, the 16S boasts an advanced electric driving mode selector to adjust the grip to suit the driving conditions.

The dimensions of Campagna Motors' new T-REX 16S reverse trike
The dimensions of Campagna Motors' new T-REX 16S reverse trike

The dimensions of the 16S are identical to the other T-REX models, with a 2,286 mm (90 in) wheelbase, a total length of 3,500 mm (138 in), width of 1,981 mm (78 in) and height of 1,067 mm (42 in). It’s also hard to find many differences in the styling of the fiberglass body shell between the 16S and its T-REX brethren.

From the marine-grade waterproof seats, the driver and passenger can access the 180 W RMS Alpine audio system that includes iPod/iPhone/USB and Bluetooth connectivity, and Sirius Satellite Radio. Campagna has even found room for an open glove compartment recessed in the dash, while removable and lockable side-cases provide 46 liters (12 US gal) of cargo capacity on each side of the vehicle, with additional cargo space under the hood.

Campagna Motors' new T-REX 16S reverse trike rear angle view
Campagna Motors' new T-REX 16S reverse trike rear angle view

Like Campagna’s other vehicles, the 16S is street legal to drive in most places in North America and in Japan, along with some other parts of the world. The vehicles haven’t been given EU certification, but Campagna says it is working to rectify this. Safety features include a crash-tested tubular chassis with roll-cage and 3-point safety belts.

The T-REX 16S will be available in a variety of color finishes and will available from June, 2013 in a limited edition. Pre-orders can be made from March 1st. Kawasaki- and Harley-Davidson-powered vehicles will continue to be a part of Campagna’s current and future model lineup.

Source: Campagna Motors

13 comments
mrhuckfin
I love that they are using the BMW 6 cylinder motor but why would they take it's shaft drive out and replace it with a chain drive? That some how just cheapens it for me?
LordInsidious
Why wouldn't they make an electric version?
Gargamoth
I really do like the idea of a reverse trike, It's light weight, quick, great fuel economy. The down side, now that the fiberglass motorcycle has joined with BMW, the already expensive vehicle will be overpriced even further.
Bruce Williams
I really like my Can-Am Spyder for its handling, safety and style. That said, by the time you add side by side seating, so much horsepower to be transmitted to the ground through a relatively small tire patch, and sheer bulk, you might as well add that fourth tire. Works fine for other minimalist road rockets like the Ariel Atom, X-Bow and a few others.
John Padilla
@Gargamoth I agree the T-rex sells at base of 45-50K and is not even a closed cabin and is way to expensive for most....a disappointment!
PrometheusGoneWild.com
I wish one of these companies would treat these three wheelers like less like a motorcycle and more like a commuter car. What I mean by that would be something higher riding (easier to see) and be enclosed with heating. Besides that it is a beautiful design....
sunfly
Cool, but $60,000? I can buy a brand new car for less than $17k, this should cost 10-15k tops.
Slowburn
Motorcycle experiences for people who are afraid of motorcycles.
yrag
I wish some company would come out with a vehicle with this basic form factor, but fully enclosable and with just moderate horse power at a reasonable price--I'm sure they would sell well.
Slowburn
re; LordInsidious An electric version would cost a lot more, be short ranged, and be hard to find fast refueling.