Trikes don’t lean into bends – or do they? A new revolutionary lean control system could be on the verge of changing the trike market. Welcome to the brave new TerraCraft SuperTrike.
Conduz-se como uma moto, mas oferece a segurança de duas rodas dianteiras e uma protecção aerodinâmica muito superior.
Este Terracraft é fruto da imaginação de James 'Wes' Abbott, um ex-subempreiteiro da NASA, apaixonado por motos e pela velocidade. Confessou que a sua mulher recusa-se a andar de moto com ele, mas que adora andar no Terracraft.
The SuperTrike is a truly spectacular tilting three-wheeler vehicle, designed by none other than Terracraft, that makes use of a smart computer system to choose the perfect tilting angle.
This system enables you to perform very aggressive tilts without getting nauseous or worrying about tipping over, something which will come as a relief to trike enthusiasts.
Tilting three-wheelers are becoming more common, but there's nothing out there like this. Terracraft's SuperTrike gives you a pair of handlebars to control steering, but the tilt angle is chosen by an intelligent CoPilot computer system that keeps the cabin perfectly level over all sorts of undulations that would tilt a regular car around, and leans the trike into corners for a more aggressive and less nausea-inducing cornering experience. Now that the tilt/steering system is tested and proven, Terracraft is announcing it's ready to accept orders. Gizmag spoke with Terracraft's James "Wes" Abbott.
Наклоняющийся в поворотах трицикл? Кинематика подвески для подобных транспортных средств была разработана полвека назад англичанином Джорджем Уоллисом, а трехколесные мотоциклы с «параллелограммными» механизмами сейчас есть в программе многих мотофирм, например Piaggio, Gilera и Peugeot. Их плюсы — устойчивость и высокая скорость прохождения поворотов, ведь из-за наклона центробежная сила уравновешивается силой тяжести.
TerraCraft Motors Inc. of El Lago, Texas has successfully completed the testing phase of their new TerraCraft CoPilot System. The TerraCraft CoPilot is a revolutionary lean control system which brings two-wheeled motorcycle performance to three-wheeled, trike vehicles.
Up until now, traditional motorized trike designs have been hampered by their inability to tilt. As those vehicles turn at driving speeds, they are at high risk of tipping over or flipping due to their rigid design which do not allow them to lean.