PANDO MOTO was born out of a wild idea, and years later, our CEO Marius remains as wild as ever going on motorcycle adventures around the world and testing custom-built machines that are about to become the next thing. So it surprised exactly no one when one day, he turned up on an AKO Trike, a futuristic three-wheeler powered by a battery pack and boasting a design so innovative it left us all speechless.
„It just goes to show that you don’t need a big machine to have a ridiculous amount of fun”, Marius said, stepping off the trike. “I love the idea. AKO is incredibly nimble, the acceleration is there, the braking feels smooth, and, unlike on a bike, you’re not feeling the cold! It’s so much fun, it’s green, and it’s got my attention”.
AKO Trike first appeared in 2007 as a concept, and in 2018, the AKO team built the first prototype. As the creators explain, the AKO is an ‘electric leaning inverse three-wheeler’. In other words, it looks like a tiny car and motorcycle hybrid but leans into corners just like a bike. According to the designers of AKO, “the concept of this trike was to make the riding experience as natural as possible, while at the same time, extraordinary”.
The extraordinary comes in heaps and bounds: first off, the AKO rides more like a motorcycle than a t