Sunday, January 04, 2009

Hawk: Honda RC51-powered trike concept


It's only a concept, but the Hawk does look rather cool...

Pics: AutoblogGreen

Based in New Zealand, 22-year-old industrial designer Alex Hodge has come up with this rather interesting three-wheeled concept – the Hawk. Hodge has designed the Hawk around the Honda RC51’s 999cc v-twin and with 120 horsepower at the back wheel, the trike’s theoretical top speed is 230km/h.

The Hawk runs on lightweight, 19-inch alloy wheels, is fitted with large disc brakes all around and features a fibreglass outer shell and alloy chassis. The aim was to achieve the outright performance of a sportsbike, combined with the comfort and weather protection of a car. Hmm… while it’ll never replace an R1, if it had at least two seats and some space for luggage, the Hawk could have possibly been a substitute for that VW Polo, which you shouldn’t be driving anyway

Also see:
Tiff Needell tests the Campagna T-Rex...
Carver One: The coolest thing ever on three wheels...
The amazing Peraves Monotracer...
Riding the Travertson V-Rex...
170bhp Kawasaki ZRX1100 Turbo...
GG Quadster: Return of the Quadzilla...
Caterham R500 vs Ducati Hypermotard...!

Elsewhere today:
Done with riding for the day? Now get these...

1 comment:

Paul said...

I think he spent a while looking at the T Rex and handed in this design and called it his own.

Maybe he was thinking because he lived in New Zealand the people he was designing for would NOT have noticed the T Rex around the web sites.