BMW K1600GT Hybrid 3-Wheeler Concept by Nicolas Petit

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Here at Asphalt & Rubber, we love the work of French designer Nicolas Petit — his Honda VTR1200 concept remains one of out all-time favorite concepts, and spurred me to think long and hard about the potential that the Japanese manufacturers could have in the two-wheel industry. Today’s post though, isn’t about a two-wheeler…it’s about a three-wheeler.

Pretty much the coolest trike we have ever seen imagined, Petit has once again inked a design for consumption, which features Bavaria’s favorite brand: BMW. Taking the 1.6L six-cylinder engine from the BMW K1600GT/GTL, Petit has mated a very recognizable front-end to his creation. The ultimate driving machine? We wouldn’t mind taking one for a spin around our local track.

Taking inspiration from projects like the KTM X-Bow, Petit has envisioned a hybrid powertrain for his three-wheeler, with the motorcycle engine sitting next to the driver, and powering the rear wheel, while an electric powertrain manages getting the rubber down with the front wheels.

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Source: Nicolas Petit Motorcycle Crèation

Jensen Beeler

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