"STA" the Trike Hacker

From Timbuktu Chronicles Sun Nov 25 2012, 09:53:00

From Maker Faire Africa 2012 Hash writes:

I'm a motorcycle guy, so anytime you put a motor on a chassis with something less than four wheels, then I'm interested. The creation below is by a young man called "STA", who's got a lot of swagger and a double teardrop tattoo under his right eye. In many ways STA is a one-of-a-kind character, unlike anyone else I ran into in Lagos. ...anyone who rides such an eye-catching bike without a license plate, and who has no worries of the cops hassling him because of it, is certainly cut from a different cloth. When stopped, STA simply points to the Nigerian flag flying on the front and explains that it's all the license he needs. (I kid you not)

STA spent about 4 years in Holland where he was inspired by custom motorcycles and trikes (tricycles). When he came back to Nigeria he decided he could build his own here. STA International's first bike is the long-forked trike. more here

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