Tanom Motors Brings Production Invader TC-3 to SEMA 2011


Following last year’s reveal of the Invader TC-3 Prototype, Tanom Motors (if the name doesn’t sound familiar it’s because they used to be called Talon Motors) received plenty of feedback and decided to modify the Invader before bringing it into production. At this year’s SEMA Show, they unveiled the final production model – the Tanom Motors Invader TC-3.

The primary modifications done to the Invader include a longer and wider wheelbase, and a larger size overall.

Not changed is the Invader’s 194hp, 1,340 cc engine from a Suzuki Hayabusa mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox. Doesn’t sound like much, but considering the car/bike/thing only weighs in at 1040 lbs, it’s enough to propel it from zero to 60 mph in under four seconds to a top speed of 150 mph. I’m curious to see what it’ll do around a track.

Tanom Invader TC-3 at SEMA 2011

Inside, drivers get the typical sports car getup – two bucket racing seats, detachable steering wheel, three pedals, cup holders, glove box, and a few other things you’ll see in a car but not a super bike, and that’s the point. Three wheels – 20-inchers in the front and 18-inch in the rear, steer the car and are influenced by a fully adjustable suspension and four- and six-piston calipers on disc brakes all the way around.

Optional are chrome and carbon fiber packages (no specifics given there,) a rear spoiler, embroidered floor mats, and an upgraded Rockford Fosgate GPS/audio system. Fuel economy in the Invader TC-3 comes in at 28/35 mpg – respectable considering the performance.

Pricing isn’t official, but I remember overhearing something around the $50,000 mark at SEMA.

Official pricing starts at $49,900.

Checkout the photos below for more details:

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