~ Jim, Cincinnati, Ohio
The StreetFighter Recumbent Quad Cycle is a one-of-a-kind, four-wheeled racing machine that can best be described as half Indy car, half exercise bicycle! The ultra low and laid back recumbent riding position gives you a race car like feel, allowing you to push hard into the corners without fear of a rollover, and to deliver as much power as your legs can output directly into the cranks. If building an extremely cool looking, high quality and fast recumbent cycle is your idea of fun, then the StreetFighter is the perfect choice.
The StreetFighter is made mostly of standard bicycle components and square steel tubing, with only two small parts that need to be machined. If you own a welder and an angle grinder, then you have all you need to build your own racing quad in your garage. Because of the unique "hubless" rear wheel design and use of standard BMX rims, you will not have to spend a fortune on custom bicycle wheels. The StreetFighter also features dual disc brakes and an adjustable bottom bracket so riders of any height can enjoy the ride.
The StreetFighter is a great way to experiment with human power, and is a perfect candidate for a full body, allowing much higher speeds. There is plenty of room for your own customization due to the simplicity of the square tube frame. The unique transmission system can be easily adapted to many other types of vehicles. The StreetFighter is also robust enough to carry heavy riders.
Take a look at our Builder's Gallery to see other StreetFighter Recumbent Quad Cycle examples, including many creative modifications to the plan. Our international builders community ranges from students to retired engineers, but they all have one thing in common - the desire to build their own stuff!
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