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Bon-Trikes are built from mostly imported components made and tested in Germany (since 1983). Every container arriving in OZ contains 10 Trikes which are put together in Blacktown, Sydney. The new motors and new Gearboxes come through Germany from Mexico or Brazil where they are made under VW  Germany's strict control and licensing. 

The fibre-glass parts, like the bodies, mudguards and top-boxes, are made in Sydney.  A few other bits and pieces come from the USA and other countries as well.   

The Bon-Trike features a computer designed "ladder" type frame made from heavy duty square section tubing.  This makes it the strongest and lightest frame currently available in Australia.  It is slim and totally hidden under the one piece fibreglass body.  The frame houses all the hydraulic and electrical components.  The fully independent rear suspension is complete with coil springs over hydraulic shock absorbers, trailing arms and torsion bars. This provides a comfortable ride and excellent handling characteristics.  This set-up in combination with the stainless steel Girder/Springer front fork, guarantees perfect comfort and phenomenal cornering. The self centreing steering and wheelbase of 2260mm ensures superb straight line stability, while the super wide rear tyres give you the best grip at any speed!

The VW transaxle and 4 speed (plus reverse) "H' pattern gear box is operated by the left hand through a gearshift lever. The clutch is operated with the left foot, the brakes operated with the right foot... and the braking power is awesome. Brakes are applied through the front disk and the rear drums linked via a dual circuit master cylinder.  The VW flat four is fitted with a custom made stainless steel exhaust system.

Why choose the VW engine?

  • It's air cooled with no need for a radiator. This makes it light with excellent power to weight ratio
  • It has 1200 to 1600cm2 of stump pulling torque which is plenty to pull the 438Kg Trike
  • It is one of the easiest motors to service and parts are readily available
  • The engine is legendary for its longevity

Pillions have never had it better. The elevated seating position means never having to stare into the back of a helmet again.  The passenger has a 360 degree view and there is no need to hold onto anything unless you are really putting the Trike through its paces.

 

 

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