Whoppa Cycles

iThuba Rickshaw


iThuba Rickshaw

The iThuba Rickshaw Trike is Whoppa’s reliable iThuba tricycle frame, fitted with a rear bench seat and multiple storage spaces, for vending or transport purposes.

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iThuba Rickshaw

The iThuba Rickshaw Trike is a solution for the tourism industry and family outings alike! Based on the Medium iThuba frame, it accommodates a double bench seat for passengers in an extremely durable and very safe alloy and steel structure.

The highly brandable exterior can be easily customised and is matched with generous luggage/storage space behind the bench seat as well as 25 litres of  covered storage space under the bench seat.

Ideal for private tours, VIP event transport, or tourist transfers with 360° views and the wind in your hair. Either way, the iThuba Rickshaw Trike is available with either a 500-watt Bafang electric motor or 3-speed Sturmey Archer pedal power, on 20 x 2.25” standard wheels.

Specifications of the iThuba 

  • Designed for Africa’s harsh conditions
  • 3 speed Sturmey Archer internal hub gears with gear changer and internal rear hub brake.
  • Sturmey Archer front brake lever with park brake and 160mm disk brake.
  • 20×2.25”Aluminium motorbike rims and puncture resistant tires.
  • Aluminium hubs with stainless steel spokes 12G.
  • Rust resistant chain KMC. Aluminium alloy sprockets geared lower to haul heavy loads.
  • Powder coated steel frame, mud and chain guard.
  • Adjustable quick-release seat post.
  • Composite plumber blocks with sealed stainless steel bearings and drive shaft.
  • Stainless steel fasteners.
  • Reflectors all round.
  • Rear box for almost any vending applications imaginable or designed for specific application. (Can be branded to customer requirements).
  • Umbrella attachment. Umbrella optional extra. (Can be branded to customer requirements).
Ithuba Dimensions
  •  Medium – L:2200 x W:900 x H:1735
Ithuba Back Chassis Size Options 
  •  Medium – W900xL900mm
Weight of iThuba (Without back fitting or motor)  
  • Medium – 31.2kg

Electric Motor Specifications 

  • 500 watt brushless front wheel internal hub motor.
  • Removable 14 a/h lithium ion battery 48V with security lock and key.
  • Battery charger. Approx.3- 4 hrs full charging time.
  • LCD display with the following indicators. Speedometer, distance, time travelled, battery life remaining.
  • LED headlamp. Back tail and brake light.
  • Top speed restricted to approx. 25km/h
  • Range with peddle assist approx. 50 to 60 km with full charge.
  • Satellite tracking unit optional extra.
Weight of Electric Motor Kit 
  • Electric internal hub motor, battery, controller, LCD screen, wiring. – 8.1kg
Weight of iThuba (With motor without cargo fitting)  
  • Medium – 39,3‬kg

Cargo / Back Fitting

Ithuba Back Fitting Options

Comes with a Roof, awning and an umbrella fitting *umbrella not included.

Weight of the cargo fitting 


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3 Speed Pedal, 500 Watt Electric Motor


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