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Wicked-Looking Electric Trike Can Go 45 MPH

Wicked-Looking Electric Trike Can Go 45 MPH

I’ll admit that sometimes, I make fun of people on motorized tricycles. I’m not talking about the pedal bikes here, but those big cruisers that are as wide as a car. I just don’t get it I guess, and I always thought they looked silly sitting in the middle of a pack of motorcycles. Then again, I don’t own a motorcycle…I’ve never even ridden one.

Then again, this ride is nothing like those silly emissions-spewing trikes. I would totally ride this wicked-looking motorized-tricycle, which has a range of 30 miles…and a top speed of 45 mph. Can you dig it?

I’m a huge advocate of electric motors because, unlike combustion motors, they make 100% torque at 0 rpm. Torque wins races, my friends, and I could see myself on one of these electric trikes, dipping down boulevards and alleys in some kind of futuristic, post-apocalyptic Running Man-esque race. This black beauty was designed by Josh Hadar, who has apprently made a name for himself designing these kinds  of outlandish bikes.

Powered by the sun, this bad boy has four lead-acid batteries powering a Mars electric motor putting out about 6.5 horsepower, which doesn’t sound like alot. Consider though that the frame is made from carbon steel, and besides the motor, batteries, and your body, there isn’t much else this bike has to move. It has a range of 30 miles, which is actually pretty damn impressive if you ask me, and a top speed of 45 mph. On a trike! That thing can seriously dip, and apparently it does some awesome wheelies too.

Imagine rolling up to work in one of these?

Source: Wired | Images: Josh Hadar

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