Campagna T-Rex--D&M Motorsports Video Test Drive and Review 2012 Chris Moran
Another amazing T-Rex from D&M Motorsports. Presented by Chris Moran.
"What is that thing?!" is the most common question you'll get when tearing
around town in a T-Rex 1400R. And after spending a solid week in and out of
this $52,000 3-wheeled crossbreed, I've come to the conclusion that it is
one part car, one part bike, and the answer to your innermost desire for
something wildly unconventional.
You might recall the early days of the T-Rex's existence—perhaps during
its few rap-music video appearances in the 1990s—but since Canadian
company Campagna Motors acquired the rights to manufacture it as of
September 2008, the T-Rex 1400R looks to hit the street scene again with
new improvements and intentions.
The 1400 in the T-Rex name, as one would correctly assume, follows the
usual motorcycle nomenclature and is indicative of the engine's
displacement in cubic centimeters. The 1.4-liter inline-4 is borrowed from
a Kawasaki ZX-14 Supersport bike, as is much of the hardware including its
sequential gearbox, gauges and ancillary controls. Don't let the diminutive
size of this naturally aspirated engine fool you, it cranks out an
impressive 197 bhp and 114 lb.-ft. of torque as it screams towards an
exospheric redline at 11,500 rpm. The engine's peak torque occurs at 7500
rpm, which delivers a mid-range power punch much like a 2-stroke, but with
far greater driveability. The engine is mounted mid-ship between the main
body and rear swing arm, favoring weight balance to the front by 6 percent.
The purpose built tube-chassis is covered with a fiberglass body that
incorporates a roof with an integrated ram-air intake scoop, side ducting
to a central radiator and, of course, the T-Rex's somewhat prehistoric-era
Ingress/egress is not for the impatient or non-athletic, meaning if you
have issues getting into a Lotus Elise, you probably won't be too fond of
this thing either. It's best to remove the steering wheel first (as in an
open-wheel car) which releases from its hub via an NRG twist-lock
connector. The seats and pedal cluster have slide bars with lock pins that
make them manually adjustable, but will require you to hop in and out a few
times to get them exactly right.
Once you're situated and strapped in with the traditional 3-point belt, the
engine is brought to life as it would be in a motorcycle—turn the key,
flip the ignition switch and push the starter. Start up is surprisingly
mellow and neighborhood friendly, as the dual-can Exhausts actually do what they're supposed to.
The driving controls are primarily car, meaning there's three pedals, a
gear shift, a steering wheel linked to a non-assisted rack and pinion and
no need for prior motorcycle experience (or a license for that matter) to
operate it. Lane-change signals and horn control is retained on the
motorcycle stalks while reverse is the only real oddity, handled with a
lever beside your left thigh that mechanically switches the direction the
On the road, you sit eye-to-bumper with most cars, which is good for
stability, but presents a challenge for visibility (a whiptail might make
for a nice add-on). At 1130 lb. (fully fueled), the T-Rex has a
power-to-weight ratio that provides a rate of acceleration that virtually
stops time. This is your single greatest defense against becoming a sitting
duck in a sea of treacherous traffic that will either be oblivious to your
existence or gravitate uncomfortably close for a better look. The tiny
motorcycle side mirrors provide some form of rear view while the
roof-mounted mirror provides an excellent view of the ram-air intake tubes.
This makes lane changes a precarious affair, and those last-minutes checks
for Johnny Law on the open highway are somewhat difficult. When not
subjected to the crowded highways, the T-Rex is about as close as you can
come to the therapeutic, open-air experience of a motorcycle—less any
talent required for balancing on two wheels.
Turbo Hayabusa T-Rex - Part 1
My friend's Campagna T-rex with a turbocharged Hayabusa engine. This monster puts
down roughly 280 horsepower to the 315 series
tire in the back. It is probably the fastest T-Rex out there, considering
it hits 110 in 1st gear and spins tire at 130 mph. And if you're wondering
why it needs pushed by hand to back up, it's because bike motors don't have
reverse gears haha. We were doing some test runs trying to fix slight
idle/stalling out problem. More videos of this thing to come! Thanks for
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Can-Am Spyder: Motorcycle Review by Lauren Fix
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The 2012 Can-Am Spyder is the coolest and most unique motorcycle on the
road. Let's take a closer look.
Model -- 2012 Can-Am Spyder
MPG -- 27-35 mpg.
Engine -- Rotax 998cc V-Twin engine mated to one of two available
five-speed transmissions plus reverse
Price -- starts at $16,499
The Can-Am shook up the motorcycling world when Bombardier, known for
making Ski-Doo snowmobiles, off-road offerings and watercraft entered the
on-road realm with its three-wheeled contraption called the Spyder. It
looked different on the road, its two-front, single rear wheel combination,
aggressive styling and a focus on performance, many didn't know whether to
dismiss the oddity as a passing fascination or embrace it as a viable mode
For 2012, two major versions are offered, the Can-Am Spyder RS and Spyder
The 2012 RS is tailored more for the solo rider and comes with a slightly
more aggressive riding position and different bodywork while the RT is
designed for full-on two-up touring. The 2012 Can-Am Spyder RT starts as a
basic package but comes in three models, the Spyder RT Audio & Convenience,
Spyder RT-S, and Spyder RT Limited. Add-ons run the gamut from an improved
sound system with iPod compatability, AM / FM and optional satellite radio,
handlebar-mounted push-button controls, adjustable rear air suspension, GPS
navigation, LED lighting, and exclusive colors.
The Spyder RS is also equipped with a Vehicle Stability System. It has
several technologies it borrowed from the automotive world such as
anti-lock brakes and traction and stability control systems.
Competes with all motorcycles:
It's a good fit for people that want a motorcycle experience but are afraid
or not capable of balancing a two wheeler at a full stop.
• Automatic transmission option
• Comfortable ride
• Edgy design
• Great option with to a traditional motorcycle.
• Pricier than competitors
• Fuel economy could be better
My test drive in the Can-Am Spyder was really a lot of fun, it was
well-equipped with a smooth riding and easy to handle.
Remember, when shopping for a new car or motorcycle, test drive as many
vehicles as you can in the class you are looking in to make sure you find
the car that is best for you.
T-Rex Motorcycle Trike
Silver T-Rex Motorcycle Trike - 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds - 1200 cc - 900 lbs
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2011 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited
Read the full review here -
We've spent nearly a month touring around Southern California on the Can-Am
Spyder RT Limited. This three-wheeler is tough to define, but it provides a
unique and interesting alternative to the rest of the industry's touring
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Can-Am Spyder Test Drive 2014 with Host Lisa Keating
Watch as Stefan Pietsch gives us the 5 steps to start this puppy up! Wider
than a motorcycle and built for ON road rides, the Can-Am Spyder is fun,
fast (tops out a 100 mph, but please obey posted speeds wherever you are)
and this touring edition delivers a comfortable ride with safety, stability
and ease of use at the forefront. More info:
Special thanks to Jim Kludeus for taking our cameraman for a speedy and
safe spin on the streets of Long Beach, California and for being such a
good sport about posing as EncinoMom's Lisa Keating in the action sequence!
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Motorcycle legend tries a Can-Am Spyder
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Spyder Ambassador Fred Rau recently met up with "The Father of the Modern
Touring Motorcycle" Craig Vetter at a bike show. Naturally, Craig was eager
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