Hayabusa-powered Tanom Invader TC-3

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Lovers of the Suzuki Hayabusa’s 194 bhp 1340cc engine will probably love this. With the added convenience and safety of three wheels rather than just two, Tanom Motors have unveiled the new Invader TC-3. Having to do next to nothing with Suzuki’s Intruder motorcycle, Invader TC3 is a ‘reverse trike’ that borrows the 1.3 litre engine from the much celebrated Hayabusa.

The Invader TC-3 is fitted with a tubular steel chassis with an integrated roll cage, injection-moulded plastic bodywork and has a dry weight of 472 kgs. Powered by the stock Hayabusa engine, the 194bhp TC-3 can accelerate from zero to 100km/h in a supercar rivalling 3.92 seconds, does the standing quarter mile (400m) in a seriously quick 11.89 seconds and can hit a top speed of 220km/h.

The trike gets race-inspired suspension with unequal length control arms with dual adjustable coil over springs (front) and fully adjustable monoshock and aluminium swingarm(rear). It also gets three-position drive mode selector for power delivery and the user has to decide between performance, standard and wet according to road and weather conditions.

The Invader is expected to cost approximately US$45,000 and deliveries are likely to start early 2012.

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