• Jan 25, 2007


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The Quebec-built T-Rex has been on the market since 1996, and at the recent Montreal auto show the wraps were taken off the newly-revised model. For 2007, the T-Rex ditches the old carbureted 1200cc, 152-hp engine for a bigger, more powerful fuel-injected Kawasaki unit displacing 1400cc and pumping out 200 horsepower. On a motorbike, two hundred horses go a long way – now imagine saddling that with more traction and better stability than any motorbike could and you begin to fathom the kind of performance the T-Rex serves up: 0-60 in 3.6 seconds (in first gear) and 1.3 g's of lateral acceleration. Intriguingly, to get the engines and other components from Kawasaki, the makers of the T-Rex buy the full bikes from the factory, take the parts they need and sell the rest to shops in the US.

For 2007 the T-Rex also gets new lights, new instrument gauges and a covered engine. They also offer carbon-fiber body-kits, a wind deflector, larger outboard storage bins capable of holding a full-face helmet in each and special-order paints.

We got a chance to check out the T-Rex at the Montreal show, and have the pictures to prove it. The blue model pictured is the updated 2007 version, while the white and green ones are first-gen models, both featuring special-order Lamborghini colors for a customer in Dubai.

Check out go-t-rex.com for more details.



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      • 8 Years Ago
      In case you're wondering like I was about the cost, these seem to be in the ~$50K range.

      found this model on fleabay:
      http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Other-Makes-NEW-2006-T-Rex-Most-Amazing-on-the-Planet-167-HP-440-MI_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ6719QQihZ006QQitemZ160072101291QQrdZ1
      • 8 Years Ago
      from what i have seen, these things look like they are going to be popular (relatively speaking).

      hopefuly it will show VW what a mistake they made.
      • 8 Years Ago
      3 wheelers can have better cornering abilities than 4: just look at it's lateral acceleration limits...

      And they can be lighter, of course.

      It's a pity I can't give you the physics that prove it. :p
      • 8 Years Ago
      This looks like the car I have been dreaming about for 30 years. Just right for getting me to and from work with some fun and minimum hassle. But, as usual, too costly and probably too powerful. 100 HP would probably be just fine for a daily driver and I am sure it would get great gas mileage.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The idea is that it's a really cool and unique toy for people with more money than they know what to do with.

      I wish I were one of them.
      :)
      • 8 Years Ago
      The idea is that it is street legal in a lot of states simply because it has 3 wheels and not 4.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I feel like a jerk for pointing this out, but someone will eventually anyways.

      It's bares, not bears.

      Bares is what you do when you show your teeth, bears are what are gonna win the super bowl.