Balamutti’s 3-Wheel Supercharged Hypermotard Was Built For Ice Racing

Mar 19, 2020

Category: Rides

Motorcycle ice-racing is an extremely unconventional pursuit, so it’s unsurprising that its practitioners utilize equally-unorthodox machines. Case in point: this super-charged Ducati-powered, three-wheeled ice-racer from St. Petersburg-based custom bike builder, Balamutti Workshop.

Built to compete in the 2020 Baikal Mile ice race, this unique trike was partially inspired by the Z-74 Speeder “bikes” from Star Wars. Outfitted with a trio of wheels, each bestowed with its own independent suspension and wrapped in tires fitted with carbide studs. Aside from the trellis frame and 1.1L L-Twin engine, little to nothing remains of the Hypermotard donor, save for a few modifications to the former, and the addition of a crank-driven centrifugal supercharger running a belt and pulley system cooked up in-house by Balamutti. On top of three one-off fenders, a custom bobber-style seat, Speeder-inspired controls, and a bespoke exhaust, the most distinctive custom element on the build — which is entitled “Yondu” — is its front suspension setup which is made up of a Sachs mono-shock married to custom-fabricated front swing-arms. It’s undeniably an odd vehicle, but it’ll almost certainly be right at home when it faces off against the competition at the frozen 10° C Russian lakebed venue.

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