Whoppa Cycles

iThuba Water Carrier Trike


iThuba Water Carrier Trike

The iThuba Water Carrier Trike is Whoppa’s reliable iThuba tricycle frame, fitted with a 220-litre water container cargo mount for delivery purposes.

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iThuba Water Carrier Trike

The iThuba Water Carrier Trike was designed with Africa’s water security in mind, potentially our greatest threat. Based on the extremely durable iThuba frame, it holds an easily removable roto molded 220 litre water barrel with a built-in tap that can also be used for sanitizer or crop spraying.

Ideal for water transport  for rural or un-serviced areas, join us and make a difference in the lives of our most vulnerable compatriots by adding your brand to create a highly functional activation in a specific geographical area.  

Access to clean water is a basic human right, as COVID-19 sweeps around the globe, we can see it is essential for safe hygiene. The iThuba Water Carrier Trike is available with either a 500-watt Bafang electric motor or 3-speed Sturmey Archer pedal power, on 20x 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 Back Chassis Size Options 
  • Medium – W900xL900mm
Weight of iThuba (Without back fitting or motor)
  • Medium – 31.2kg
Drive Chain

3 Speed Pedal only or 3 speed pedal with 500-watt internal hub brushless e-motor

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 pedal-assist approx. 50 to 60 km with a full charge.
Weight of Electric Motor Kit 
  • Electric internal hub motor, battery, controller, LCD screen, wiring. – 8.1kg
Weight of iThuba including motor 
  • Medium – 39,3‬kg

Cargo / Back Fitting

Ithuba Cargo Box Description and Specifications 

Can take 220 litre water with tap and fill lid W630X 870LX650H

Weight of the Cargo Fitting


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Black, White, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple


3 Speed Pedal, 500 Watt Electric Motor


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