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Old 04-28-2005, 01:17 AM   #1
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Looks pretty dorky to me. Sort of like those old post-war Messerschmidt cars (see "Brazil").



I prefer the three wheelers that have two wheels in the front, like the old Morgans. I understand there ae kits around to build them, both in classic style, and in modern sports car style.
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Old 04-28-2005, 03:53 AM   #2
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I think Jim Bede made a "Trike" that was similar. It had two big wheels front and back like a bike and two fixes outriggers so it had 4 wheels but since only three could touch at any one time it was considered a trike.
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Old 04-28-2005, 04:01 AM   #3
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The "Flxible" lives on.
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Old 04-28-2005, 04:18 AM   #4
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If it doesn't need a kickstand or centerstand to keep from falling over and if you're protected from the elements, and most importantly, if it has more than TWO wheels, it's NOT a motorcycle.
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Old 04-28-2005, 04:23 AM   #5
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Hmmm, better than a trike...maybe.



If I'm going to go for something gimmicky I'm going for a Gurney Alligator.
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Old 04-28-2005, 04:45 AM   #6
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If they could build one of their concept drawings with 200hp, that would be crazy cool.
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Old 04-28-2005, 06:11 AM   #7
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Can you say "death trap"? It's a 3 wheeled car, damn it. Every few years someone foists a three-wheeler like this off on an unsuspecting public, touting a "breakthrough design". Didn't Yamaha try this back in the late 80's?



And let's remember where the 3 wheeled ATV went. Let's hope this abomination suffers a similar fate.



It's like those Gold Wing trike conversions. Yesterday I saw one bouncing through an intersection in Granada Hills, the guy riding (driving?) it was going about 30 miles an hour, hit a small pothole and almost ate it big. Tank-slapping an 800 lb. tricycle is not my idea of fun.



Maybe put some JATO bottles on it for some real excitement

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Old 04-28-2005, 06:30 AM   #8
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I agree with mscuddy. Way back when I was in college, I saw a demo of similar three wheeled car that leaned but with two wheels in the front. The inventor was trying to get backers for it... It never went anywhere. It is kind of like quadraphonic sound vs. stereos etc. Why pay for quad when you can get a better quality stereo. Why pay for a gimmick when you can't get better quality in a more conventional package i.e. 2 wheels or 4 wheels ?
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Old 04-28-2005, 06:31 AM   #9
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Why pay for a gimmick when you can get better quality in a more conventional package i.e. 2 wheels or 4 wheels ?
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Old 04-28-2005, 08:09 AM   #10
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Most definitely a car
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