Ducati Monstrosity Trike by TreMoto

We’ve seen regular two-wheeled motorbikes transformed into trikes before, but this is way beyond our power of imagination, as it is based not on a cruiser, but on a streetfighter. Specifically, the Monstrosity prototype trike is derived from a Ducati Monster 620 motorcycle.

This trike is basically a motorcycle with the stability of four wheels but the feel of two, all at under 400lbs (181kg).

The project has been developed by the TreMoto company, who has also fitted the Monstrosity with a patent-pending leaning reverse technology. This has been made possible through a unique composite monoleaf spring and robust Kayaba rotary dampers.

Fully street legal, the Monstrosity is reportedly capable to outperform sport bikes in the rain, dual sports on the gravel and out brakes all comers.

TreMoto vehicles can reportedly lean up to 45 degrees just like a motorcycle, and are controlled completely by the rider. A limited run of production models, deliverable from the third quarter of 2011, will be based on a Ducati Hypermotard motorcycle.

The platform therefore uses chromoly trellis frame, low mass center, and 105hp, TreMoto's patent-pending parallelogram double a-arm front suspension riding on a pivoting composite leaf spring with rotary dampers and a hydraulic lean brake.

“TreMoto are currently in the design and procurement stage for the second prototype, which will serve as a pre-production model. This apex predator will share DNA with the 1100cc Ducati HyperMotard. Capable of lofting both front wheels, leaning up to 50 degrees, and weighing in under 450lbs wet,” the company says on its website.

The Monstrosity prototype has already logged over 2,500 miles (4,025 km) of testing at racecourses from Barber Motorsports Park to Laguna Seca Raceway, with a video of this tour available below this article.

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