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post #1 of 2 Old Oct 19th, 2005, 5:33 am Thread Starter
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Smile "Martin Conquest" 850cc boxer for paraplegic pilots

G'day from the Great Southern land,

Just been watching a nifty program called "Beyond tomorrow"...(sorta educational....doh!!)

They displayed a brilliant piece of engineering from an Alan Martin, UK designer, that married an 850BMW boxer motor to the rear end transmission of a car to form a Trike.

Seen here at http://www.pdpconquest.com

6 speed sequential gearbox, plus reverse, all operated from 3 buttons mounted under the throttle grip.

Price they quoted was $45,000 Oz, which was expected to less with better/more production techniques.

This machine looks as revolutionary as did the K12LT back in '99 and would not be out of place standing alongside it.

What a great machine for those unlucky enough to have to be permanently accompanied by yet another set of two wheels.

Phill

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That looks like a great set up but reading the info it said the 1150 motor was being used not the 850. Which to me seems like the better choice.

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