GSXR-engined Stealth Tryke takes aim at T-REX



Does this thing qualify for a mention in motorcycle blog? The Stealth Tryke is a twin front-wheeler with flat profile tyres, no ability to lean, a foot throttle and a steering wheel. But it’s got a Gixxer engine and a chain drive, so we’ll let it through just this once.

Lehigh Valley Choppers have clearly been inspired by other performance three-wheelers like the exotic-looking Canadian T-REX, which is based on the ZX-12R and ZX-14R engines. The Stealth Trike’s GSX-R1000 engine is no slouch for horsepower either, as the above video shows. Despite the enormous, fat back tyre, the Tryke has no trouble lighting up its rear wheel.

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More photos and video after the jump.

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Its handling advantage comes from its triangle footprint, delivering big stability and grip in the corners. The twin fronts track well even when the rear tyre is breaking loose. Suspension is by Penske, reverse gear is handled through the Quaife gearbox, and the suspension is a custom push-rod aero tube system made from the same chrome-moly as the frame. The Tryke’s low profile and big front contact patches also make it a demon on the brakes.

Bodywork is all-aluminium, giving the Stealth Tryke a purposeful and industrial look, kind of like the home-made offspring of an F16 and a Formula 1 car… But a little scarier. The prototype vehicle is currently sitting in Pennsylvania’s America On Wheels museum for the next 6 months, but Lehigh Valley Choppers will build them to spec for interested buyers.

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4 Responses to “GSXR-engined Stealth Tryke takes aim at T-REX”

  1. Auto Clerks » The Stealth Trike Is A GSX-R1000-Powered Hoonmobile [Custom Cars] Says:

    […] newVideoPlayer(”stealth-trike.flv”, 494, 371,””); Remember when we asked if flat black was dead? Well, even if you had said no, the recommendation should be ignored for the Stealth Trike. A creation of Lehigh Valley Choppers, the three wheeler has got all the goods for a seriously fun time. Built around the meaty power of a Suzuki GSX-R1000 engine, the trike sports an inboard suspension up front, hand-fabbed swingarm, and enough tail-happiness to make for a bug toothed permasmile. No production plans at this point, but if you wave enough money at ‘em, they’ll build one for you. head over to their site to check it out with the stealthy, but decidedly not flat-black bodywork. [Lehigh Valley Choppers via The Biker Gene] […]

  2. motorcycle blog » The Stealth Trike Is A GSX-R1000-Powered Hoonmobile [Custom Cars] Says:

    […] Remember when we asked if flat black was dead? Well, even if you had said no, the recommendation should be ignored for the Stealth Trike. A creation of Lehigh Valley Choppers, the three wheeler has got all the goods for a seriously fun time. Built around the meaty power of a Suzuki GSX-R1000 engine, the trike sports an inboard suspension up front, hand-fabbed swingarm, and enough tail-happiness to make for a bug toothed permasmile. No production plans at this point, but if you wave enough money at ‘em, they’ll build one for you. head over to their site to check it out with the stealthy, but decidedly not flat-black bodywork. [Lehigh Valley Choppers via The Biker Gene] […]

  3. noi Says:

    yea how much could you built me one for

  4. Edy Says:

    I can’t say anything.except It’s awesome. Really I love it!

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