Big B has been the shining star of Bollywood industry and loves to ride in some of the leading running monsters. Amitabh Bachchan owns two globally leading cars i.e. Rolls Royce Phantom and Bentley Continental GT. Both Rolls Royce Phatom and Bentley Continenal GT are one of the most costly cars available in the domestic market. Moreover, Amitabh Bachchan also has a collection of some exceptional cars like Range Rover, Mercedes-Benz SL 500 AMG, Mercedes S Class, BMW 7 Series, BMW 645ci convertible, Toyota Land Cruiser, Lamborghini Murcielago etc…
Now Big B adds new vehicle to his garage and it’s not the normal four-wheeled vehicle, instead it’s a three-wheeled electric powered, human mover called Trikke. According to Mr. Bachchan’s official blog, a contestant on his show, Kaun Banega Crorepati or popularly known as KBC (Indian version of who wants to be a millionaire?), gifted him Trikke earlier this month, as a gesture of love and well-being.
Mr Bachchan says, “The rehearsals for KBC get along well. I say this because I get to be the recipient of many little warm and gentle gifts from those that come even if it is a mock game. Incredible like this morning I became the owner of a three wheeler bike, called Trikke, I think the name is right, presented so generously by one of the contestants out of love and wellness. A battery operated vehicle with limited speed for those that find walking troublesome. Why he thought of me is not known. Perhaps he thought I was in a state where my mobility was limited. I am grateful to him and his company that manufactures it. I rode it a bit around the place of rehearsal. It was grand. But I fear it shall be used more often by Agastya (his grandson), who having just landed in Mumbai, seemed to be eyeing it with expected permission to mount it.”
About Trikke three-wheeled vehicle –
The Trikke (pronounced “trike”) three-wheeled cambering vehicles are human powered machines that utilize Trikke Tech’s patented technology to allow a rider to propel a chainless, pedal-less device forward without ever touching foot to ground. This construct provides a stable 3-point platform that lets riders lean into the turns while all three wheels remain in contact with the ground. An experienced rider may reach speeds of up to 18 mph (29 km/h) on flat ground, ride 50 miles in one day, and climb steep hills (with considerable practice). Propelling a Trikke uphill requires substantially more effort and effective movement, but can be mastered with experience.
While the manual model is priced at Rs.30,000 the electric model is a jump and go model that is priced at Rs.1,10,000. This being far too steep, manufacturers are soon making a cheaper electric model which will be priced at Rs.90,000. Trikke is lightweight and offers no challenge while parking even in most difficult and tight spaces and can easily be accommodated even in the boot of a car. Suitable for a quick shopping trip or to and from work Trikke can also be fitted with a trailer in case you need to carry some lightweight and compact luggage. It is being produced in India and is sold through dealer networks while Trikke India will ensure that timely and efficient service is offered to customers.
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