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.

Learn More: Here

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Rides

Upgrade Dad's Watch Game This Father's Day With An Elegant Bulova Timepiece

A skeletonized dial puts its intricate 21-jewel 8N26 movement on full display.

Posted By Gray Van Dyke

Partner

lululemon's Ultralight Shorts Were Built For Total Running Freedom

Upgrade Dad's Workout Wardrobe With These Four-Way Stretch Shorts.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner
Featured Image

Auction Block: 1-Of-1 1995 McLaren F1

It also happens to be the lowest-mile example ever offered at auction.

Posted By

Jun 15, 2021

Featured Image

This Chevy G20 Has Been Transformed Into A Wildly-Detailed ‘A-Team’ Tribute Van

Johnny Lange's meticulously crafted homage to the '80s TV adventure van.

Posted By

Jun 15, 2021

Featured Image

HB-Custom Crafts An Insanely-Clean Honda Dominator Street Scrambler Moto

An urban-focused NX650 built to the exact likings of the German shop.

Posted By

Jun 15, 2021

Featured Image

Maserati’s Upcoming GranTurismo Will Be Its First-Ever All-Electric Vehicle

Sporting a similar profile to its predecessors with some updated MC20-esque styling.

Posted By

Jun 15, 2021