TreMoto is a startup company with a mission to take the developing leaning reverse trike technology and apply it to something with a bit more performance than what you usually see in the scooter world. Their Monstrosity prototype, shown here, is based on a Ducati 620. They developed a patented leaning suspension system using a composite monoleaf spring and Kayaba rotary dampers. With over 2500 test miles, they feel pretty good about what they’ve built.
The trike attacks wet roads and gravel trails with confidence and with a lean angle of 45 degrees, gives you much the same feeling as you would get on a two wheeler with the added stability of the third wheel.
TreMoto are currently in the design and procurement stage for the second prototype, which will serve as a pre-production model. This apex predator will share DNA with the 1100cc Ducati HyperMotard. Capable of lofting both front wheels, leaning up to 50 degrees, and weighing in under 450lbs wet.
As noted, they plan to build for production with deliveries beginning in the third quarter of 2011.
Thanks for the tip, Doug!