Our friends up north are building a trike and thought you might like to take a peek at what they have so far. Mike Sabatino of Jesler Enterprises in Peterborough, Ontario sent us these photos of the Crossbow. The prototype for this three wheeler, shown here, is powered by an 1100cc 140hp Kawasaki engine but Mike says that may change with final engine selection currently in progress.
The Crossbow is built on a tube frame and covered with a fiberglass body. The engine sits up front and drives a reversing gearbox. The rear wheel is currently belt driven but they may go with a chain depending on testing. A single 20×10 wheel in the back carries a BF Goodrich radial, front wheels are 17×7 also running BFG tires.
The transmission is the standard 6 speed and all controls are in the standard motorcycle configuration with twist throttle, left hand clutch and foot shift.
They were careful to follow both Canadian and U.S. regulations for a 3 wheeled vehicle to make registration as easy as possible.
The whole unit weighs just 980 pounds and two months of road and track testing show 0-60 in 4.43 sec., quarter mile in 12.57 sec. They’re pretty happy with how everything works and handles but want to do a bit of restyling before launching the final product. They anticipate a launch sometime next year with price somewhere around $30,000 USD.
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