Sabertooth Announces New WildCat E and WildCat M Trikes, 6 Trims Available

If the name Sabertooth Motorcycles doesn’t ring a bell to you now, then think about V8 custom bikes and rear-wheel steering trikes, and I bet that we’ve got your interest now. That’s good because Sabertooth has just announced that two new trikes will be arriving in the future, the WildCat e and WildCat m series.
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One of the really cool things about the line-up expansion at Sabertooth is that the Minneapolis-based manufacturer will also deliver a less extreme trike, in the shape of the WildCat e, alongside the m version, which will be powered by the usual V8.

A smaller, tamed WildCat

Sabertooth WildCat e will be powered by an 850cc parallel-twin 4-stroke OHC Weber engine which will produce as much as 104 hp at 6,000 rpm and 80 lb-ft (108 Nm) at the same revs. The engine will be fed through a multipoint EFI system and will also be equipped with an aluminium radiator. The transmission will be CVT (Constant Variable Transmission) with a shaft final drive. The WildCat frame will be rolling on inverted telescopic forks and a fully independent rear suspension.

Dual 279mm rotors in the front and one in the rear will be squeezed by 4-pot calipers for dependable stopping power. Options include a turbocharged engine and air-adjustable rear suspension. The WildCat e will arrive in three trims with different bodywork and styling: WildCat eR, eS and eT.

Go V8, go

So much for casual trikes, if it’s even possible to call a Sabertooth a casual trike anyway, the other upcoming bike is a beast. The WildCat m will be built around a Ford Racing 302 cui V8. That is a 4,948cc engine which can produce 350 hp and a hysterical torque of 340 lb-ft (461 Nm), with the revs no longer being relevant, really.

The V8 also has a multipoint injection system, Ford Racing aluminium GT 40 heads, a high-performance roller camshaft and will be mated to a 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission with reverse, also with a shaft final drive. The front brakes will see dual 330mm rotors with 4-piston calipers, but the rear will be equipped with Rear Ford Racing Mustang 315mm rotors and 4 piston calipers. No turbo on the options list, but you can however, choose a 363 cui V8, and enjoy some more grit from the 5,948cc mill.

I know it sounds silly in the same sentence with “motorcycle”, but that’s why a Sabertooth is a Sabertooth. Prices to be announced soon. The WildCat m will also arrive in three versions, mR, mS and mT.
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