Whoppa Cycles

Standard iThuba Trike – Large


Our Flagship product, the iThuba Vendor trike, a reliable workhorse built for life in harsh African conditions.

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Large iThuba Trike Frame (without any cargo fitting) 

Our flagship product is the proudly South African Whoppa Ithuba, a modern vendor-trike built for Africa’s harsh conditions and the future; it’s designed to create sustainable jobs wherever it goes. Like all of our Cycles, it is available with either pedal power or an electric motor.

Technical Info

The iThuba frame is made from quality grade steel, it’s shaped and treated to specific standards, SANS welded and powder coated in our Germiston factory. It is available in three chassis sizes to accommodate virtually any payload with a maximum capacity of 250kg excluding rider. 

Fully brandable and highly customisable, they act as functional branding from frame to finishings. It is available with either a 500-watt Bafang electric motor and 3-speed Sturmey Archer pedal power or pedal power only, with 20“x2.25” alloy motorbike 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).
Dimensions of the entire Ithuba 
  • Large – W900xL2600x1090
Ithuba Back Chassis Size Options
  • Large – W900xL1200mm
Weight of iThuba (Without cargo fitting or motor)  
  • Large – 63.60kg
Powder Coating Colour Options


Drive Chain

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


Weight of Electric Motor Kit
  • Electric internal hub motor, battery, controller, LCD screen, wiring. – 8.1kg
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.
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3 Speed Pedal, 500 Watt Electric Motor


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