If you’re a long time reader of The Kneeslider, you may remember the Cy-Car TigerCat 3V2 we showed you several years ago. The V-Twin powered reverse trike was still in the very early stages of development at the time, but things were moving along nicely, right up until the economy went into a tailspin. Carl Myers, owner and sales manager, thought he’d better wait a bit and threw a cover over everything for the next three years, then last year the project restarted and everyone is working hard to get the first 5 cars ready for the motorcycle and trade shows next year.
We showed you several designs they were considering last time, they’ve since refined the choices, molds are being made and the body will be under construction soon. The new body will include two suicide (front opening) doors and a trunk of 12+ cubic feet.
Final selection of a ford transmission (5 and 6 speed) has been made and we are working with three different “V” twin engines. Harley 80 ci. / 88 ci., JIMS 135 ci., and S@S TBD. The complete drive line is now in production (casting tooling being made and 5 sets of castings underway). The drive line will have an engine adapter, oil tank clutch housing, 90 degree drive and rear wheel swing arm / suspension (air) all of which will be O.E.M.
Anticipated completion date of car #3 (1st running prototype) is late November this year. A Harley 88 ci. engine will be used for developing stats. We’ll change up to the larger JIMS engine to get the performance numbers.
We’ve been seeing some really good looking three wheelers coming out, the Ace Cycle Car, which eventually became the new Morgan, is probably the nicest so far. The TigerCat 3V2 should be another very able competitor and increase the options for anyone choosing to go this route. We’ll keep you up to date on progress. Be sure to check out their website, they have a lot of photos from the earliest versions right up to the current setup.