Strike Trike (Video)
Three-wheelers are all the rage in the auto design world.The latest addition in the series of awe-inspiring concepts, that have come forth in the past few years, is the Strike Trike. Created by Australian design firm Design+Industry, the trike CAD concept integrates the comfort of a car ride along with the thrill of biking.
Conceptualized as the ideal middle ground amongst the diverse genres, the Trike looks like a miniaturized race car with a rather interesting open-concept body that features streamlines edges, a sporty rear wing and awesome new Batmobile-esque fenders.
The futuristic design of the trike enables the three-wheeler to maximize the power generated by its Suzuki Hayabusa 1340cc motorbike engine which goes from 0-100 km/h only in 3.5 seconds. A 6-speed progressive gearbox governs the 150kW output with ease that would make the vehicle a competitive two-seater in the trike segment.
The three-wheeler segment is not exactly very big in the automotive market itself and doesn’t prominently feature two-seat vehicles. But the backers of the concept appear to be optimistic in being able to market the vehicle as an occasional or alternative drive.
A roof mechanism fashioned in the targa-style lets in sunlight in the summer months and the larger windows and windshield offer a great view to both the driver as well as the passenger.
Pricing for the vehicle and other specifications for the concept have not been released by the company so far. The concept is created in compliance with Australian Design Rules and the firm plans to get the concept on the production line in next year.