IJRME – Volume 3 Issue 1 Paper 6

Design and Fabrication of Three Wheel Drift Trike

Author’s Name : Poovendran C

Volume 03 Issue 01  Year 2016  ISSN No:  2349-3860  Page no: 24-26






This paper deals with the design and the fabrication of three wheels drift trike. Drift trikes are tricycles that have low-traction rear wheels with surfaces of hard rubber. They are designed to drift by intentionally initiating loss of traction to the rear wheels and counter-steering to negotiate corners. They are usually ridden on paved roads with steep downhill grades, corners and switchbacks. The motion of the machine is achieved by transferring the heat energy to mechanical energy through engine (air cooled, 100cc). The basic premise is that a drift trike is an adult sized tricycle, typically with the front fork from a BMX (bicycle motocross) bike, and the rear wheels from a go-kart or buggy tyre. It comes with front drum brake (diameter 80 mm) and rear disc brake (diameter 200 mm). The frame is a rigid and welded one, so it can withstand heavy load in up’s and downs of the road condition.


Drift trike, Three wheel drift


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