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LM Drift Trike

created July 30, 2013, 4:48 p.m.

You can now buy a drift trike from Local Motors!

Drift Trikes are essentially adult big-wheels. A traditional Tricycle design, typically with a 20" front wheel on a BMX fork, with rear wheels consisting of go-kart tires lined with 10" PVC or HDPE pipe.  The plastic sleeve allows for super easy drifting, even at low speed, due to the lack of traction. This sport started out with downhill runs, but is starting to evolve into flatland electric powered racing.

Local Motors is now selling the unpowered drift trike as a product for sale in the LM Shop.

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The Verrado Shirts Have Arrived!

The Local Motors crew is so grateful for the AMAZING community response to the Verrado Kickstarter campaign so far! Thanks to YOU, we have reached 195% of our goal and there's still 13 days left to pledge. We just received a limited shipment of Verrado t-shirts - with a pledge of just $25, you'll be supporting the Verrado Electric Drift Trike project, and you'll score one of these sweet t-shirts!

Pledge now to secure your drift trike and "Drift This!" t-shirt.

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Thanks To YOU For A Fully Funded Verrado Kickstarter!

Electric Verrado Drift Trike engineer Matt Jackson personally thanks all those who helped us reach our crowdfunding goal in less than 48 hours! There's a limited number of Electric Verrados available on Kickstarter so don't wait, secure yours today!


"Tricycles Have Never Been So Badass"

To get things rolling on our Verrado Electric Drift Trike Kickstarter campaignNick Calderone of Right This Minute was nice enough to invite our crew out to the studio. He loved the Electric Verrado so much, that he wanted to share it with his co-stars! See their reactions: 

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First 24 Hours Of The Electric Verrado Kickstarter Campaign

After just 24 hours, we're just over half way to our crowdfunding goal! A MASSIVE thank you to all those backers who have showed their support of the Electric Verrado Drift Trike.

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Electric Verrado Kickstarter Campaign is Live!

We're celebrating another crowdfunding milestone at Local Motors today as we kick-off the Electric Verrado Kickstarter Kickstarter campaign! Be one of the first to own the electric version of the Verrado, or just pledge a few bucks so we can put these drift trikes into production! Back this project now


New Electric Verrado Brakes

An update from R&D: Matt shows the difference between the previous brakes used on the Electric Verrado, and the new and improved version. Follow this project and give your feedback


Electric Verrado Kickstarter Preview

Yesterday, we submitted our Electric Verrado campaign to Kickstarter. Today, I'm sharing the preview of what the campaign will look like. What do you like/dislike about it? Please share your feedback on the preview page.


Kickstarting The Electric Verrado

Will you help us crowdfund an Electric Verrado? We have submitted our campaign to Kickstarter, just waiting on approval.. We'll let you know as soon as its live so you can pledge your support, and hopefully be one of the first to own the Electric Verrado!


Production Powertrain Kits Selected!

At long last, the MagicPie3 has been decided upon as the powertrain chosen for the Powered version of the Verrado Drift Trike. Through our relationship with LectricCycles, should be able to get kits including a custom length wiring harness, and a custom 48V, 9Ah Lithium Manganese Cobalt battery pack!

We are launching a Kickstarter campaign soon to get together the funding for the first order!


TechShop CEO Visit Local Motors Phoenix, Tests Verrado

A big thanks to Mark Hatch, CEO of our neighbors at TechShop, for visiting the Local Motors Phoenix micro-factory today. Mark got to see some of our newest vehicle innovations up close, including the Verrado that he described as "too much fun!"


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  • Brainstorm Wheel Options


    Help us identify alternatives to using used go-kart tires! Anything from solid plastic machined wheels, to Lawnmower tires that might work... let the ideas flow!
    MattJackson
    created on Feb. 21, 2014, 6:29 p.m.
    Status: Inactive
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