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.
More photos and video after the jump.
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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