Ahead of SEMA Show Nov. 5-8 in Las Vegas, Tanom Motors announced it will now offer two body styles of the Invader, the TC-3 coupe and TR-3 topless roadster. These two high performance reverse trikes represent an exciting one-of-a-kind fusion of super bike and super car.
This high performance reverse trike with two steering front wheels and one rear drive wheel provides comfortable side-by-side seating for two and awesome performance.
Adam Canni (Tanom Motors Director of Design) says: “The TR-3 represents the natural evolution of the TC-3. We have had a tremendous response to the Invader TC-3 Coupe, but we also heard from a lot of people who said they would like to see an open – air version of the Invader. So we decided to make the Roadster part of our production plans for the Invader”.
The TC-3 Coupe and TR-3 Roadster are both built using the same basic Invader platform, mechanics and body design with the exception of the cockpit canopy.
The TR-3 has a full windshield for protection from the elements followed by an open cockpit that extends to the rear roof pillars that enclose a full roll over bar. This design provides passengers with the pleasures of open air cruising along with the comfort and protection that will provide many hours of relaxed and enjoyable cruising.
Both the TR-3 and TC-3 feature a frame constructed from one-and-a-half-inch tubular steel with a front crash zone, triangulated side protection bars and a complete roll over bar surrounding the cockpit. Wrapped around this framework is a sleek composite body with flowing sinewy lines, a testament to the power and speed hidden underneath.
The Invader’s cockpit is equipped with side-by-side race style bucket seats that will comfortably accommodate six foot plus occupants. Drivers will find a set of controls similar to those found in any sports car – a steering wheel, gas, brake and clutch pedals and a six-speed sequential shifter and reverse gear. A full compliment of gauges round out the cockpit along with many standard amenities including a locking glove box, map light, power point and cup holders. Located just aft of the passenger cockpit are two locking watertight compartments that make the Invader perfect for a weekend getaway or quick trip to the store.
Pushing the Invader’s start button brings to life a snarling 1,300 cc Hayabusa powerhouse capable of delivering 197 horsepower to the 18-inch wide rear tire. From a standing start the Invader rockets to 60 mph in just under four seconds. Keeping all this power under control is a race inspired forged front suspension featuring unequal length control arms out front and lightweight aluminum swing arm in the rear. A push on the brake pedal activates a pair of four piston front calipers and a single rear
six-piston caliper quickly bringing everything to a halt.
Sandy Hall (President and CEO of Tanom Motors) says: “You really have to drive the Invader to fully understand what the experience is like. You sit really close to the ground so it’s like a Formula One race car. The acceleration, handling and braking is phenomenal for a street legal production vehicle.
“It’s perfect for attacking a twisting road or for enjoying a comfortable cruise for two in the side-by-side comfort of its protected cockpit. It really is a unique driving experience that is unlike anything else on the road.”
For more information please visit us at the 2013 SEMA Show in booth #37031 or visit our web site at tanommotors.com.