T-Rex 16STM roadster from the BMW 3 wheelers
The tradition of the vehicle half car half motorcycle Anglo Saxon has led to a new project. This time it’s from Boucherville (Quebec, Canada), home to factory of handmade trikers which has borrowed a powerful engine BMW 6 cylinder and matched it to a cell cabin in fiberglass and carbon with a very aerodynamic profile. These days the small Canadian company unveils the T-Rex 16STM, high performance roadster with three wheels, the evolution of its predecessor virtually unknown to us called T-Rex 1.4R and powered by a 4 cylinder 1.4 liter inherited Kawasaki Ninja. The T-Rex 16STM is equipped with a big 1.6 engine 6 cylinder which is also derived from motorcycle capable of developing 160 hp and 175 Nm of torque and mated to a sequential 6 speed standard on the superbikes of Monaco of Bavaria.
T-Rex 16STM roadster face
T-Rex 16STM roadster front
Given the weight of the vehicle (less than 500 kg) and the highly favorable weight power ratio, the T-Rex 16STM can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 5 seconds. It’s enough to have fun. In fact, this is the spirit of the small businesses that produce this type of vehicle. In an case, there are refinements for electronic driving aid such as ABS, ESP, ESC that the driver can switch off for even more fun.
T-Rex 16STM roadster rear
T-Rex 16STM roadster seats
This unique three wheeled roadster the design of which seems to want to carve out a role as a perfect competitor for KTM X-Bow, is equipped with an integral rollbar to protect the passenger compartment which is the visible portion of a tubular lattice frame, and threepoint safety belts for both seats of leather upholstery. The dashboard and the instrument panel in made of carbon fiber which highlights an instrumentation display and infotainment system that includes the controls for the audio and satellite navigation. Multimedia devices find their place thanks to the USB sockets, iPhone and iPod and Bluetooth connectivity.
T-Rex 16STM roadster Dashboard
T-Rex 16STM roadster gearbox
Authentic roadster has no doors or windscreen. The latter is replaced by a thin shield located above the instruments. The T-Rex 16STM is put on sale at a price that is about $ 70.000 Canadian corresponding to about 45 to 52 thousand euro. In other words it’s a pricey fun you pay for.
T-Rex 16STM roadster Engine