For those who love the 194-horsepower that a Suzuki Hayabusa’s 1340cc engine produces, but who’d rather have the added convenience and safety of three wheels rather than just two, Tanom Motors have unveiled the new Invader TC-3.
A ‘reverse trike’ that can seat two people, the Invader TC-3 is fitted with a tubular steel chassis with an integrated roll cage, injection-moulded plastic bodywork and weighs 472 kilos dry. Powered by the stock Hayabusa engine, the 194bhp TC-3 can accelerate from zero to 100km/h in 3.92 seconds, does the standing quarter mile (400m) in 11.89 seconds and can hit a top speed of 220km/h.
With its race-inspired suspension – unequal length control arms with dual adjustable coil over springs at the front and fully adjustable monoshock and aluminium swingarm at the back – the Invader TC-3 is quite up to the task of dealing with the 194 horsepower issued by the Hayabusa engine. And its three-position drive mode selector (performance, standard, wet) means you can customise its power delivery according to road and weather conditions.
The Invader is expected to cost about US$45,000 and deliveries are likely to start early next year. Visit the official website here for more details.