Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Guzzi-powered trike: The Blackjack Zero

The Moto Guzzi-powered Blackjack Zero
Pics: Blackjack

Involved in the design, development and production of trikes since 1995, Blackjack are now ready with their latest creation – the Zero – which is fitted with a v-twin engine from Moto Guzzi. (On their website, Blackjack have not specified which Guzzi engine, but we think it'll be the 1200cc v-twin.) Designed by Richard Oakes, the Zero, according to its creators, “delivers the excitement of a bike, with greater comfort, more sociability and a reverse gear.’ Er, more sociability? Oh, well, anyway…

The front-wheel-drive Zero’s bodywork comprises of a fibreglass tub with reinforced bulkheads, and the chassis is made of tubular steel. Rack-and-pinion steering, wishbones and adjustable coil-over-damper shocks at the front, and a trailing swingarm and monoshock complete the package. The Zero rides on 17-inch wheels, shod with 215/40 ZR-rated tyres and the 450-kilo trike can seat two people in comfort.

For more details, visit the Blackjack website here.

Also see:
More trikes on Faster and Faster
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Tjitze Tjoelker’s homemade Honda V8...
Memorable: The Gilera SP01 and SP02
Lamborghini Design 90: It's all bull!
Classic: The mid-1980s Honda VF1000R
The world's fastest man vs the world's fastest bike!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm sure it'll be a fast machine, but not as nice looking as the Triking. :)

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