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Old 02-10-2003, 03:14 AM   #1
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I'd rather see it classified as a car. It's an all-weather vehicle & it has seat belts. Since it doesn't lean into a corner, it's no fun...kinda like a GoldWing trike, only slower!



Classifying these as cars will help in the future if major automakers build something like it, in that they could include its emissions (none) and its fuel economy (?) in their CAFE average.
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Old 02-10-2003, 03:15 AM   #2
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It is more car than motorcycle. You don't have to balance it at stop signs with your legs. Personally I have always liked the idea of a three wheeled vehicle with the 2 wheels in front. As for electric vehicles in our future, I think the internal combustion engine will be phased out as time goes by. I'm sure the oil companies have more say in this than they should. The current administration is scalp deep in oil money and will make sure that alternative fuel vehicles get roadblocked at every turn. Sure, Bush, gives lip service to the fuel cell but it has been pointed out that he has give absolutely no deadlines for anything. Remember how President Kennedy said we would land on the Moon by a certain date. You didn't hear this type of talk out of Bush. Chances are, the car companies will never see any of that money that Bush spoke of. Heck, Bush hasn't even coughed up any money for his state Homeland Security mandates. Bush has got a one dimensional administration and that is the war dimension. Crap or get off the pop, George!
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Old 02-10-2003, 03:18 AM   #3
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I don't care what it is, I'm not buying one and won't be in the near future. I'm a bit claustrophobic doncha know.
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Old 02-10-2003, 03:54 AM   #4
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Well, it's made by Corbin, the motorcycle aftermarket company, so it's "related?" to motorcycles.

As far as what it's registered as... nah, it shouldn't be classified as a motorcycle.

I live in N.J. and the three wheeled scooters that traffic cops use , you know, the cushman's? (fully enclosed things)

well, they're registered as motorcycles because it's less than 4 wheels. go figure.

what's even more weird is that driving that particular vehicle, you're NOT required to wear a helmet?

why anyone would spend $14K on a box with three tiny wheels and a motor that can barely wheez is beyond me.

I don't think that even a 90yr old grandma would mistake it for a motorcycle!
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Old 02-10-2003, 03:56 AM   #5
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I've learned, where politicians are concerned and with Mr. Bush in particular, to set my sights low. So far, GW has yet to disappoint, as his results are consistently mediocre. The guy is a low mental horse power unit.



I love performance vehicles but have no particular love of gasoline and don't really care for what it does after it has been burned. A great society like ours should have come farther (further? what it the rule anyway?) than it has in alternative fuel development. Hydrogen burns right nicely and the supply insn't too bad. I used to burn a gas/corn squeezin' mixture decades ago. But gasoline not only powers cars, it powers Washington. Living in the real world takes patience. Yeah, I voted for Bush. I wanted a change from Clinton's crew, but I'm no fan of GW so far. So, I'll ride a gas powered vehicle, leave the science to the scientists and watch the politicians get in their way.
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Old 02-10-2003, 04:46 AM   #6
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You underestimate the President. I suppose you have a degree from either Harvard or Yale? President Bush has one from each.

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Old 02-10-2003, 04:53 AM   #7
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Don't start. There's nothing to be gained in a political flame war. Especially with people who supported Clinton's "lofty" goals.



Who is he with in the hayloft these days, anyhow?
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Old 02-10-2003, 05:04 AM   #8
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Hey its cool if it is classified as a motorcycle. Better than having another SUV on the road. However, the advantage of using HOV lanes could be short lived if WA state Republicans have their way. They are on record as a party supporting the elimination of car pool lanes. They want to get a proposal on the ballot in Nov. to eliminate HOV lanes. I grew up as a Republican in Colorado. But the Republicans I knew back in Colorado are nothing like the looney Republicans in WA state. In WA state they are bible toting, Aschroft loving, church in school freaks. In Colorado Republicans were known as live and let live types like John McCain.
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Old 02-10-2003, 05:11 AM   #9
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Must not have been in Colorado Springs, eh?
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Old 02-10-2003, 05:12 AM   #10
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Yes, and Kennedy wrote NASA a blank check (to be drawn on taxpayer monies) to do so. It's easy to mandate success with Other People's Money. The only reason I am dissatisfied with Bush is that he gives my money away for an unconstitutional purpose------research isn't authorized.



If you're so dissatisfied with the timetable on alternative fuels, perhaps you could go find and perfect one yourself. Then again, I doubt it. You seem to be more content sitting on the sidelines whining about how the federal government isn't showering your life with meaning and purpose.
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