• Jul 17, 2009
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What's the closest thing you can get to driving a fighter jet on the streets? We've all heard the analogy before and it's usually little more than marketing hyperbole, but a case could probably be made in favor of this reverse-trike from Polish vehicle manufacturer Marotti. Though we're not exactly smitten by its slab-sided appearance, the machine certainly looks the part of an unidentified flying object – complete with an unusual spat of rudders and tail fins. Plus, Marotti's use of a 750cc V-four motorcycle engine from Honda that puts out 100 horsepower is sure to make the machine accelerate like it's been flung off the side of an aircraft carrier due in large part to the trike's low weight of just 970-pounds (440 kg).

Marotti claims its trike is "as dynamic as a motorcycle and, at the same time, as safe and easy to drive as a car." We can't vouch for that assessment, but after watching the videos pasted after the break, we wouldn't turn down the chance to find out for ourselves.



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      • 5 Years Ago
      This would be cool but apparently has no traction for real driving. Circles are only fun for the first 10 mins unless your 12 years old
      • 5 Years Ago
      Umm...wait so lets see, it is funny looking, based on a motorcycle platform, and seems to be only good at doing donuts. This seems like a waste (unless of course doing donuts is all you want to do). I will take an Ariel Atom over this, anyday.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The problem with all three wheeled motore vehichles is the lack of grip in either the front (handling) or the rear (getting the power down to the ground). There was a concept a few years ago where the front wheel would tilt in turns helping with the first problem, but that concept wasn't fast enough for it to matter.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I am disappointed this thing still uses a space frame. It could be easy to build, but a little heavy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Judging by the turn circle, I'd say flinging the rear end around with the throttle is necessary to maneuver it in tight spaces.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Intresting concept, semi-good execution. I wonder what they would say on Top Gear about it.
      banana2011
      • 5 Years Ago
      so.. does the wing serve any purpose besides increasing drag and increasing lateral g
      • 5 Years Ago
      for the man/woman that wants their fighter planes w.out wings!
      funny tho the plane shown with the trike has one vertical stab as opposed to the trikes two...looks more like a US fighter jet to me.
        • 5 Years Ago
        That's a Russian built MIG-21, the most mass produced supersonic fighter jet of all time. First introduced in 1959 and China still builds copies of it, known as the F7. US pilots flew against it in the Viet Nam war. Trivia, the only confirmed kills by B-52 tail gunners were two MIG-21's shot down over Viet Nam.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well, next time I want to spin around in circles for an afternoon I'll rest assured knowing that there is a vehicle built for that purpose.

      weird...
        • 5 Years Ago
        ha I was wondering if that was their only selling point..it does doughnuts!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not the most exciting engine they used there (VFR750), should've looked at the GSXR1300 or ZX14 engine for double the HP.
      • 5 Years Ago
      but... does it go anywhere? :-o
      • 5 Years Ago
      so... a can-am spyder with fairings?
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