After mentioning the ZRX powered Sportcycle, Luka left a comment about the Rayvolution Trike from
UK France? based Rayvolution Cars which brings the idea of plug and play up to date. This looks more like a sports car than a Formula racer and the power you plug in comes from a GSX-R 750 rolling chassis.
The Rayvolution is a kit available in multiple forms, a Starter Pack, a Stage 1 Pack or a Full Kit plus there are optional extras. The basics are a steel tube chassis, front suspension from a Mazda MX-5 and power train support for your Suzuki GSX-R. Stepping up you get the body panels, seat, lights, radiator and cables. The full kit adds a bit more and the extras include such things as a modified swingarm for a wide tire, 17 inch wheels and more. Price isn’t mentioned.
This really does much the same thing as the Sportcycle but benefits from years of development and more modern power. The assembled kit weighs 880 pounds and the rear end looks more thought out than on the Sportcycle. If you have an old GSX-R in the garage, wouldn’t this make a neat project? From the sound of things on their website, assembly is pretty easy and I bet this thing is a hoot to drive.
UPDATE: It’s hard to tell where this company is based. The contact information on the website says the UK, but some information points to France as the home base. It also seems they call this trike the Evolution. Someone over there in Europe (wherever they are) may wish to make a few of those details a bit more clear.
UPDATE 2 Got a note from Chris, one of our readers, a university student studying transportation design, who had the opportunity to meet the founder of Rayvolution at the Paris Auto Show. According to Chris the founder is:
… a graduate of Creapole school of Design in Paris. He said that he has a studio in both Paris as well as England because apparently the Rayvolution GSX-R 750 Powered Trike is legal to drive on the road in England because there are significantly less safety standards there than other European countries. He is a very nice guy, has a small team of 4 people or so.
That helps a bit with the country location question. Thanks, Chris.
Thanks for the pointer Luka!
Link: Rayvolution Cars