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Old 04-24-2006, 07:37 AM   #1
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First Post! With gas hitting 3 bucks a gallon and I wouldn't doubt 4 by next year at this time we'll need to start thinking in terms of smaller vehicles and bikes..
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Old 04-24-2006, 07:41 AM   #2
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But can it get out of it's own way. 188 mpg is great for an urban scoot such as this, but usually the compromise it poor acceleration. But how do you hang off in corners

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Old 04-24-2006, 07:42 AM   #3
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How long before some owner tears off one side of the rear suspension because he doesn't realize how wide it is back there?
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Old 04-24-2006, 08:10 AM   #4
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Oh no. Not yet another three wheel design. (sigh).



$10,000 for something with no cargo or passenger capability? 50mph top speed. An envirowacko/govt-bureaucrat's dream. And like the EV it will never sell in enough numbers to be profitable. A 50cc scooter and rain gear costs a fraction of $10,000 and is more practical.



I'd bet that BMW is getting huge subsidies from the EU to produce this turkey.
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Old 04-24-2006, 08:14 AM   #5
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What do you say to something like that? Weird? Cool? Looks like fun? Maybe just a little too werid for me.
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Old 04-24-2006, 09:05 AM   #6
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The crash test portion of the article mentioned passenger as well as driver safety, although is certainly looks as though it would be pretty cramped. ItÂ’s a shame that it only has enough horse power to go 50 mph, as it looks like a pretty neat toy.
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Old 04-24-2006, 09:20 AM   #7
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Yeah, well I'm sure it will outsell the Segway!
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Old 04-24-2006, 10:00 AM   #8
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Maybe if they put their 650 motor into it, or one of their sport engines, it would be more worth the price. I'd still rather see the VW concept come to production than this, since I can appreciate a sports car as much as a motorcycle.
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Old 04-24-2006, 10:38 AM   #9
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Maybe Corbin can resurrect those godawful things he went bankrupt making.
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Old 04-24-2006, 11:32 AM   #10
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Needs a K1200 engine. I have an aversion to anything not powered by hi-test, with a top speed lower than a bicycle on a long slope.
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