Contrary to widespread notions, three wheelers of this configuration are actually very stable vehicles. They come in all shapes and sizes, varying from front-engined, front two-wheel drive, to rear engined, rear two-wheel drive, and everything in between. Relatively speaking, having the two wheels in front is the more stable configuration.
The Hammerhead trike is a contemporary design combining the “viper’s nest” look of current tubular framed sports bikes and Suzuki’s infamous TL1000 V-twin engine.
From the inception it was determined to use custom parts to break away from the second-hand-car-part type trikes with their inherent weight penalty. We wanted a practical, comfortable yet exciting looking trike to compliment the performance of the fuel injected V twin engine.
The trike can be completed with much of a donor bikes hardware, electrical and lighting or custom components as desired.
Intricately detailed plans of the Hammerhead trike are available for download. All materials and fasteners are specified in easy to read and understand drawings and pictures.
|Build Options||DIY chassis & suspension. The plans are aimed at competent fabricators and machinists or anyone with a home workshop who has knowledge of, and access to, machining facilities. Kits available soon.|
|Ideal Terrain||Road (subject to local authority requirements) or track|
|Engine||Suzuki TL1000 fuel injected V-Twin|
|Front Suspension||Anti-roll bar permits the use of softer settings for a plush ride while maintaining good cornering stability. Recommended shocks are adjustable air shocks.|
|Rear Suspension||Direct acting Penske or Ohlins shock.|
|Front Brakes||Front and rear disc brakes. Recommended calipers are modified lightweight bike calipers, or ideally, current radial bike calipers. Recommended handlebar-operated parking brake on rear disc.|
|Rear Brakes||Front and rear disc brakes. Recommended calipers are modified lightweight bike calipers, or ideally, current radial bike calipers. Recommended handlebar-operated parking brake on rear disc.|
|Wheelbase||Various designs of billet centers available for aluminium three-piece wheels.|
|Frame||31.8mm CDS steel tube|