The SportCycle was conceived in the late 1980's by Jim Musser in the USA. Musser; an automotive and race engineer, wanted to design a car that had race car handling with super bike performance and so a 3-wheeler offered both of these characteristics. The SportCycle is a kit 3-wheeler that is offered as a complete assembled or unassembled kit for essentially a Kawasaki ZRX/1100/1200 motorcycle though any donor bike can be used. Once the front forks of the motorcycle are removed the assembled SportCycle kit bolts on with the SportCycles levers and hoses being connected to the motorcycle’s clutch, rear brake, throttle, gear controls and electrics. The body of the vehicle is made from a glossy white gel coat FRP body that does not require painting and is designed as a single occupant vehicle complete with a 5 point harness. The front suspension is a radius rod-type with inboard springs and shocks along with hydraulic disc brakes front and rear.
Note: The vehicle was originally called the “IndyCycle” but the Indianapolis Motor Speedway objected to the name "Indy" as they have copyrighted it and so it was changed to SportCycle.