SUB 3 Wheeler – Motorcycle Technology with Single Seater Driving Experience

The SUB 3 Wheelers was a joint project for three guys Niki Smart, Jay Brett and Nick Mynott. SUB a small company in southern California that caters to clients who want individual specialised vehicles. The original design concept was to build a vehicle with motorcycle engine technology with the driving experience of a single seater sports car. Their first vehicle, G1 a three wheeler is an evolution of work done by Niki Smart years earlier on the “One-up” that sat in London’s’ Millennium dome. G1 is a ground up build, demonstrating the company’s ability to produce, not just one, but a series of fully functioning, innovatively packaged vehicles that are road legal and that could be used in a day to day scenario as well as being pushed hard on a track.

The original engine for this project they selected was from a Yamaha R1 because of its low end torque however it would compromise the design and be either be very asymmetrical or that the engine would protrude from the bodywork in order to make it work. Eventually they decided on a Suzuki 996 cc 4-stroke DOHC V-Twin with 135hp with a two stage fuel injection system coupled with a 6-speed sequential gearbox. The whole idea is for this vehicle to be super-light which is why it has a PVC tubular frame and wooden floor and seat. I think the SUB 3 Wheeler looking amazing and would be a real head turner with that orange nose and highlights on the wheels.

Images: www.sub3wheeler.com

Website: www.sub3wheeler.com

SUB 3 Wheeler - Motorcycle Technology with Single Seater Driving Experience

 

 

SUB 3 Wheeler - Motorcycle Technology with Single Seater Driving Experience

 

SUB 3 Wheeler - Motorcycle Technology with Single Seater Driving Experience

 

SUB 3 Wheeler - Motorcycle Technology with Single Seater Driving Experience

 

SUB 3 Wheeler - Motorcycle Technology with Single Seater Driving Experience