Three-wheeled, GSXR-engined Stealth Tryke
May 8, 2008 The line between car and motorcycle has become increasingly blurred in recent times with the appearance of scintillating 3-wheeled conveyances like Campagna's T-Rex and BRP's Can-Am Spyder roadster. In that vein, the custom made Stealth Tryke from Lehigh Valley Choppers employs a GSXR 1000 engine and wide, flat profile tires to take advantage of the stable "Y" configuration and deliver what looks to be one ripping ride.
Featuring a chrome-moly frame, all aluminum body and carbon front wing (with fenders to be added to the design at a later date), the Stealth Tryke weighs in at under 1000lbs and packs more than enough punch to light up the rear wheel. Control is via a foot throttle and a steering wheel, and there's no tilting mechanism like the set-up found in the Can-Am Spyder, but the wide footprint provides ample cornering stability and also assists in snappy braking.
Key specs include custom Push Rod Aero-tube suspension, Penske Racing Shocks, tunable front anti rollbar and a Quaife gearbox which delivers the reverse gear. The custom build also includes a cockpit designed to fit your body including pedal position.
Currently the prototype is on show at the America On Wheels Museum in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where it will remain for the next six months.