Len's Automotive is the exclusive importer of Rewaco Trikes into Canada. We have been involved in trikes since 2000 and are excited with the new opportunities that Rewaco presents. We are currently in the process of setting up a dealer network across Canada, and still have dealership opportunities available. To see our current list of dealers click the link below.
Rewaco Trikes was founded in Germany and has been in operation since 1990. It started off with the classic Volkswagen and RevTech rear mounted engines, but has been continuously improved to become quicker, smoother and continues to meet all required safety requirement, both here in Canada and abroad. Today Rewaco has two models available in Canada, the RF1 and RF2 models. The RF1 features a 1.6L inline 4 cylinder engine with a 5 gear manual transmission that is provided by Ford. The RF2 has a 1.5L Mitsubishi 4 cylinder engine with a 7 gear CVT transmission supplied by Punch Powertrain. A lot of people ask us why a German company would use an American driveline and a Japanese engine with a Dutch transmission, instead of a German made one? People also wonder why these trikes are road legal and easily insurable while their old VW trikes are no longer? The answer is the same for both. To meet new safety requirements that require between 25% and 70% of the weight to be in the front end of a trike, Rewaco needed to get away from the old rear mounted engines and switch over to a mid mounted one. This was accomplished by using a transverse engine that sits just ahead of the rear axle and also allows for plenty of luggage space in the back. Prior to 2014 Rewaco trikes were imported into Canada under special permits, however in 2014 Transport Canada approved Rewaco under its Small Manufacturers Appendix G Pre-Clearance program meaning that they are fully approved by Transport Canada and no longer require inspection upon being imported.
The Chassis And Power-plants
Rewaco's RF trikes comes with their standard tubular frame, mid-mounted engine, independent rear suspension, and a purpose built front end that includes a springer style suspension. This independent rear suspension with springer front end allows for handling like no other trike on the market. While other trikes tend to want to lean the opposite driver is trying to corner, this trike stays true and hugs the corners, allowing the drive to throttle through the turn if desired.
The RF1 engine and transmission that is supplied by Ford is a 1.6L in-line 4 cylinder that produces 140hp and goes 0-100km/h in 5.8 seconds. The 5-gear manual transmission also comes equipped with a reverse that makes for easy driving. The trike has a hand throttle, integrated foot brake on the right and a foot clutch on the left.
The RF2 has a 1.5L turbocharged in-line 4 cylinder that also produces 140hp and has an acceleration of 0-100km/h in 5.9 seconds. The 7-gear CVT transmission comes with a power shifter that allows the driver to select when the transmission shifts, if desired, or can be put into full automatic. This trike also comes equipped with a hand throttle and integrated foot brake.
Customizable to Help People with a Disability or Impairment
Rewaco's can be modified to allow for people with a disability to keep riding. Some of these include a Cervo hand brake to eliminate the foot braking, smaller crash make it easier to get on and off, and more. If you need an adjustment to be made to allow you to ride a trike feel free to contact us and we can discuss a way to make our trikes work for you!
RF1 and RF2 Sub-models
There are 3 sub-models to each model of trike. The difference in these trikes is all the body.
The ST is the entry level sub-model and comes with a more basic setup for its body design. It has separate rear fenders with the tail lights directly on them and chrome bars with pads on them for armrests. The ST can also be ordered in a 3 seat and replaces the passenger seat with a two person bench.
The GT is a uni-body that has its tail lights molded into the trunk of the bike. The body is also molded up beside the passenger and gives you a glove box on the right side of the trike and hides the fuel filler and the trunk release on the left.
The LT also includes lights molded into rear of the trike, but includes separate fenders like the ST and includes helmet holder on each side of the passenger seat that double as armrest for it as well. The LT can also be ordered in a 3 seat that replaces the passenger seat and helmet holders with a 3 seat bench, which has an upgraded elevated backrest
The Racing Edition or R-edition, is a special addition that upgrades the braking system to a hi-spec system and adds stabilizer bar system to the rear suspension for added stability.
The Black Line
The Black Line is a new look available for the GT and LT2. It creates a new look by blackening out the stainless on the bike. Estoril blue, soul red, lava orange and light green are the exclusive colours to the Black Line edition. The Black Line edition also comes equipped with the R-edition.
There are many options for Rewaco trikes that add more comfort to the ride. These options include...
- Heated Seats
- Backup Sensors
- Radio and Sound System
- QuickChange Pedal Adjustment
- Upgraded "Style" Handlebar
- Tires and rims
- Specialized Colouring
- XXL Frame Extension
- Footrests for Passenger
- Trailer Hitch
- Alarm Device
The future of Rewaco looks bright. On top of the recent improvement that Rewaco has made they are committed to being the leader in the trike industry. Rewaco recently signed a partnership agreement with Punch Powertrain that runs through 2025. With this agreement Rewaco and Punch Powertrain are committed to improving the driveline of Rewaco trikes and developing new technology to go with it. The latest development is an all-electric trike that has 140hp and an acceleration of 0-100km/h in under 5 seconds. This new trike is estimated to be ready for model year 2017. Also in the works for Rewaco is upgrading the suspension to incorporate air ride into it to give fingertip controls to allow for a more customizable ride.
If you have any questions about Rewaco Trikes and are interested in knowing more feel free to press the Contact us to email us, call us at 519-587-5041 or 1-866-397-5933 or stop by anytime Monday-Friday 8-8 or Saturdays 8-5.