Lot 313 - 2000 12927 Scorpion III
|Odometer reading||13,913 miles|
|Estimate||£6,000 - £8,000|
|Result||Sold - £6,160|
Grinnall Scorpion III is a reverse trike with two wheels at the
front and one at the rear which gives a better-handling
configuration than a single wheel at the front. The engine, gearbox
and final drive from the motorcycle are utilised with a special
rear wheel which is fitted with a car tyre, as are the front
wheels. It has a good power-to-weight ratio which endows it with
excellent performance. The rear wheel is of a smaller circumference
than the bike's wheel so the gearing is optimised for a lower top
speed of around 125mph with 0-60mph taking around six seconds when
using the K1100 engine. The brake, accelerator and clutch operate
as per a car and are adjustable for reach to accommodate drivers of
different size. The seat and steering wheel are fixed in position.
Handling is generally considered to be good due to the low centre
of gravity and wide front track. This two seater machine also has
provision above the engine to accommodate some luggage which is
roughly equivalent to two sports bags.
First registered on 16th August 2000 and owned by the current vendor since 15th September 2005, this unusual bike/car is certain to offer fun and excitement in huge volumes. The rear wheel drive configuration allows the experienced driver to ensure boredom does not become an issue when driving this splendid machine. The power is delivered via a BMW 1092cc engine with the motorcycle sequential gearchange and operated via a gear shift inside the cockpit, requiring a forward or backward movement to change gear. Sure to attract attention wherever it appears, this Grinnall Scorpion is certainly for the young at heart.
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