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Casarva Kawasaki ZZR 1400 “The Punisher” UKTA, ACU and Guinness World Land Speed Record
We were approached to build a trike for the customer who wanted to set the World Speed Record for a trike, and to do it on his Kawasaki ZZR1400 – so of course we said yes! Then the works started and we built it using our Chain Drive Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) trike conversion kit
“The Punisher” is the result and at RAF Elvington he did exactly that setting 10 records:
- 6 UKTA (UK Timing Association)
- 3 ACU (Auto Cycle Union) and the
- Guinness World Records World Land Speed record for an un-streamlined trike.
It is a credit to Casarva’s engineering that the chain drive trike conversion used was based around our Chain Bolt-On chain drive trike kit with a few modifications to take in other sponsors such as Pipe Werx and Nitron shocks and of course the Carbon Fibre wing at the rear.
A testament to the courage of the owner and the trust he placed in Casarva to help him realise his ambition and keep his safe
What is Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) on a trike?
Casarva IRS (independent Rear Suspension) trikes handle better and and are more comfortable to ride than those with a solid axles. The tyres stay planted in the road surface giving you maximum control if the road gets a little tricky because each side has its own suspension system which are connected by an anti-roll bar made in spring steel. This assists the shock absorbers in keeping the rear end planted, reduces rider shock and assists with steering.
The drive line irrespective of being chain, shaft or belt driven, has a differential which allows the wheels to turn independently of each other via half shafts which have been tailor made to each trike and there are options on the track width and wheelbase length to make sure that the trike is set up to be the best it can be. Tyres and wheel size are selected to works best with each trike – one size definitively does not fit all not fit all.
Casarva are recognised experts in motorcycle to trike conversions with many years of experience. Please contact us if you want to no more, there is no obligation we want people to make informed decisions when they are thinking about a trike wherever they get it from.
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