Building a Motorized Drift Trike in Your Garage Looks like a Ton of Fun

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Now that drift trikes have become more popular, it’s time to climb to the next level and see what we can do for those drifters who can’t find the hills required to run these sliding three-wheeled contraptions - motorized drift trikes.
Before you go online and start searching for one of these machines, you might want to consider building one yourself. Achieving such a goal is a piece of cake, at least according to British DIY expert Colin Furze, who explains the process in a nutshell: “So simple to make are these, just the front of a BMX and a few off cuts of steel. Give it a go there lots of fun.”

Jokes aside, Colin details the build in the video below, which means you’ll get six minutes and twenty seconds of online tuition.

Aside from that BMX detail mentioned above, you should know the trike uses a 125cc engine borrowed from a pit bike, which comes with electric starter motor.

The DIY guy has played with a similar engine before, having installed it inside a mobility scooter. In fact, we’ve been following this British DIY master for quite some time now.

Colin made his YouTube debut some eight years ago, with the last few years seeing him improving his projects, as well as the scenarios of his clips.

While most of us grew up dreaming about building such creations, this Brit spent time on the Internet learning about the secrets of welding and using a hammer without removing one or more of your fingers. As a result, he now does for the DIY world what Jamie Oliver achieves in terms of gastronomy.

In between making himself a set of fully functional Wolverine claws and building a bunker in his back yard, this guy finds the time to come up with all sorts of motorized things, such as a Far Cry 4-inspired Tuk Tuk with functional AK-47s.

Colin has promised he’ll be back with an update on Thursday, and by that he means a video that shows us the kind of slip angles his creation can achieve. Stay tuned!

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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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