Monday, November 07, 2011

Tanom Invader TC-3: Hayabusa-powered trike is coming in 2012

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The Tanom Invader TC-3, a 194bhp Hayabusa-engined trike

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.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You guys know this is just a restyled Campagna Motors T-REX right?

Anonymous said...

NOTHING like a t-rex!!! T-rex is far more expensive w numerous suspension and overheating issues! If your not 120lbs and 5ft tall u cant drive a T-Rex. Im 6ft 7in and was at the SEMA show in Las Vegas and had the pleasure to sit in the Invader and to my surprise it was extremely comfortable! Not to mention all the options they offer, also the in dash tv, dvd, navi, cup holder, sun glass holder, all rim injection body are all standard on every model. Great trike, great group of guys! Best
wishes to the crew at Tanom! Whoever posted the previous comment needs to do sum research before making negative comments, and obviously has never owned a T-Rex!

Anonymous said...

i'm 6'2 , and 220 lbs and it's my 4 t-rex...a 2011 RR.....

tanom are good machines too , but before "bashing " on t-rex , you need to do sum research too budy.....

it's 2 good machines ....end of the line....

Anonymous said...

Ummmm...A T-Rex is a kit put together. Open casing nothing to it. An Invader is actually a quality made machine! Can't compare the two.

Anonymous said...

Re-styled T-Rex??? I don't think so...In that case then every motorcycle is a re-style of the first?

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