Black Sparrow Industries are the creators of the famous Tribey electric bike concept.
BlackSparroIndustries.com was the home of the Tribey – the first electrical trike.
The lastest model was the MK XIII – a lighter and skinnier model that is easier to assemble and break down too. It came with a removal battery that was easy to charge at home. The battery was also located in a convenient to remove area making a vast improvement over the last model.
The previous models were highly customisable and crowd favourites as the popular Tribey XI – which was even transformed into a beach buggy at some point.
Dreamed up by a Coast Guard cadet-cum-engineer ironically terrified of riding skateboards, the Tribey M7’s a motorized, three-wheeled, off-road-capable “mountain board” that’ll provide a great alternative to going hiking and getting mountain bored. The nitty gritty:
A rechargeable 1000w motor gives it a range of 18 miles & a top speed of 25mph when supporting a 195lb rider, so lower your expectations if you’re the one from Van Halen’s Diver Down tour. Like a video game, the accelerator & brake’re controlled via a thumb throttle.
Unlike a video game, if you die, you do not start over. The bindings adjust for both regular and goofy stances. If you have terrible balance or just hate standing, they’ll replace the bindings with a recumbent seat. It comes w/ front and rear lights for safety, and a horn for annoyance.
It can go in reverse, and, for maximum pimpage, into cruise control. They claim it has the kick to get through 3-inch potholes and sand, not to mention rain, puddles, rocks, wind, and all of the other terrible, inclement reasons to never go hiking again.