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:
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