This three-wheel mean machine is by far the most awkward yet enjoyable drive ever designed by mankind. The humble steed can adapt to almost every single surface, climate, situation, idiotic driver and use (or abuse on certain occasions). It defies the law of gravity and doesn’t believe in simple logic.
An auto-rickshaw is generally characterized by a sheet-metal body or open frame that rests on three wheels, a canvas roof with drop-down sides, a small cabin in the front of the vehicle for the driver (called an auto-wallah in some areas), and seating space for three in the rear. They are generally fitted with an air-cooled scooter version of a four-stroke engine, with handlebar controls instead of a steering wheel. The triangular form of the auto also makes maneuvering easy, with the front single wheel negotiating the available gap, and the rear two wheels forcing a larger space.
Auto-rickshaws are light vehicles and only two or three people are required to fully lift one off the ground, which may be necessary when one breaks down and it probably will.
Tuk Tuk´s have a top-speed of around 50 km/h (about 31 mph) and a cruising speed of around 35 km/h (22 mph).
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