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200bhp GSX-R… but it’s got three wheels

Published: 16 December 2001

Updated: 19 November 2014

Suzuki’s early GSX-R750 has always been a popular bike for special builders. French firm Motomate has taken it a mad stage further.

Looking like the love child of a monster truck and a motorcycle this creation turns heads and stomachs in equal proportions.

To create the beast Motomate took a stock GSX-R and removed the entire front end and swingarm. With just the engine in the frame left new yokes had to be machined to accommodate a front wheel that is almost as wide as the engine itself.

The stock forks have been retained in the new yokes but have been anodised. New floating brake discs and six piston calipers increase the braking performance.

A turbo sits on the right-hand side of the trike, just below the radiator. With a stock GSX R producing around 112bhp the power should be boosted by about 80bhp to just under 200bhp.

A stock drive chain delivers this via the front sprocket, which is attached to a solid rear axle, like a quad bike. The swingarm has been machined to accommodate the new axle but it still mounts using the stock pivot points.

The seat unit is from a Ducati 996, complete with underseat pipes, and the small front fairing is from a Honda NSR125. The tank is stock GSX-R.


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