Brudeli 654L – The New Leanster

Brudeli Tech, an independent Norwegian company, has recently introduced their new three wheel Leanster – the Brudeli 654L, at Intermot 2008 (International Motorcycle and Scooter Fair) which took place between the 8th and the 12th of October in Germany. Although this unique vehicle was mainly designed for riding on normal roads, it is also very much capable of traversing tarmac roads and go-kart tracks, as it provides the stability of a sport quad. The Brudeli 654L brings a new exciting option for motorcyclists.

The Brudeli 654L is based on the KTM 690 Supermoto . Its width is 1250 mm; it weighs 238 kg and is capable of reaching a top speed of 170 km/h. This three wheeler is powered by a 654cc KTM engine and will be street legal in Europe (TUV approved). The current model’s design was developed by Atle Stubberud of the company Soon Design.

“Making 100 meter controlled power slides at the local dirt track oval (speedway) is quite an unbeatable feeling. Especially when this is a street-legal vehicle that you actually came cruising with to the track,” says Geir Brudeli, the inventor of the Leanster and manager of Brudeli Tech.

One of the best features of the Brudeli 654L is its ability to lean 45 degrees into corners while the footboards stay parallel to the ground. The rider is capable of maintaining control, thanks to the vehicle’s 100% mechanical suspension. For extra safety, the two front wheels provide a shorter brake length. According to the company, the leanster has proven to work extremely well on tarmac roads and go-kart tracks. The price tag of the Brudeli 654L is estimated to be about $30,000 USD.

TFOT recently covered the Can-Am Spyder, a three-wheeled vehicle that was developed as a solution for those who wish to have a motorcycle but dread the lack of security. TFOT also reported on the PIAGGIO MP3 Three Wheeler, which requires far less braking distance than any commercial scooter, as well as on Yamaha’s Tesseract – a hybrid quad-bike with a powerful V-twin engine and an electric motor.

More information about the Brudeli 654L leanster is available at the company’s official press release.

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