Exomotive no longer distributes the MEV tR1ke or other RTR kits as of January 2013
The reverse trike with the heart of an R1
Your girl wants to sit next to you in the MEV tR1ke
If you are looking for a 21st century reverse trike, look no further. The tR1ke has motorcycle performance with the safety of car-like handling. Get a tR1ke kit and an R1 to create a three wheeled, two seat monster that will turn heads everywhere you go.
The tR1ke’s chassis is a fully triangulated steel space frame and has been designed to provide a strong structure for the reverse trike. The main chassis tubes are arranged efficiently to absorb the loads at the node points such as the roll hoop and the top of the suspension connection points. The design used computer simulated loads and was refined through real world testing.
The 998cc power plant from the R1 provides 150hp on tap for your 715 pound tR1ke. With such a high power-to-weight ratio you are in the company of supercars. Since ride quality is always a personal preference, the tR1ke features fully adjustable suspension that can be adjusted in ride height and damping to achieve the perfect feel for the driver. For steering, a 2.8 turn lock-to-lock rack is included standard or choose to upgrade to a 2.4 turn unit with faster ratio.
Oh, and if this isn’t crazy enough for you, don’t forget that you can get turbo kits for the R1 motor to push it to 235hp…
Yamaha R1 Donor Components
Builders of the MEV tR1ke have the choice of purchasing new parts or using a donor to obtain the majority of parts not included in the kit. Since many parts of the donor are unneeded, we recommend buying a decent 1998-2006 Yamaha R1, remove the parts you need and sell the remaining parts on eBay, Craigslist, or Message Boards. In our experience from customer builds, you can recover a significant portion of the cost of the donor R1. The following components can be provided by the Yamaha R1 donor bike:
Kliktronic ignition interrupt module for no-lift gear changes – $250
Non-standard gel coat color – $105
Current lead time is approximately 8-12 weeks. Built to order by RTR in Nottingham. Shipping, insurance, import duties and fees can range from $600-$2000 depending on your location. We will make every effort to minimize these costs.
*Exomotive no longer distributes the tR1ke or other RTR kits as of January 2013*
RTR demonstrates the new MEV tR1ke on the streets of Nottingham
John Sadler pushes the exoskeletal reverse trike hard at Everyman Racing
The resulting acceleration was controllable, but absolutely exhilarating.
/ Kit Car Magazine
The MEV Atomic and tR1ke are the UK’s maddest exo cars.