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teknoman 01-12-2006 11:33 AM

Re: Audi motorbike-roadster rumoured.
 
Now I can picture it,thanks!Buttttttttttt uh a 4 wheeled busa? Holy wtf was that Batman?

teknoman 01-12-2006 11:38 AM

Re: Audi motorbike-roadster rumoured.
 
You know,about three yrs ago,I pitched an idea to Nissan to build a three wheeld sort of motorcycle trike hybrid [one wheel in front,two in the back.Welllllllll,it,s nice to know that my dreams are coming true,no money ,but hey I,m stupid...

teknoman 01-12-2006 01:44 PM

Re: Audi motorbike-roadster rumoured.
 
I saw it ,man what a nice site.so now I gotta save up more money?iI want one now!!!!!

mscuddy 01-12-2006 01:51 PM

Re: Audi motorbike-roaster rumoured.
 
No! Make it stop! This is motorcycle.com, not tricycle.com. Enough already!



But if you guys want to cross over, maybe test a vintage Dunecycle. The wave of the future. Just ask Allsport-Steens.




Rubble 01-12-2006 02:13 PM

Re: Audi motorbike-roadster rumoured.
 
From dictionary.com: Motorcycle; A two-wheeled motor vehicle resembling a heavy bicycle, sometimes having two saddles and a sidecar with a third wheel.

No mention of four wheels.

jjasper 01-12-2006 03:25 PM

Re: Audi motorbike-roadster rumoured.
 
I don't see how they could get it registered as a motorcycle when it has four wheels. Right now the Ariel Atom has for wheels and is as open and small as you can get with a four wheeled vehicle but it is still classified as a car even without a windscreen trellis frame with no body panels and being the size of a go-cart. 4 wheels=car. Sounds like this is a copy of the Atom not a motorcycle car hybrid like the GX-3 or the T-rex, the latter of which actually uses a Kawasaki engine.



I talked to VW at the LA auto show and things look promising for a 2007 release of the GX-3. We also talked about mods they may do before release including switching to shaft or belt drive instead of chain, adding a turbo or supercharger, different size tire options etc, ABS, traction control, etc. I insisted of they wanted to get people to buy them they keep them as simple as possible, as fast as possible, and as cheap as possible much like the Atom which can do 0-60 in under 2.5 seconds and can handle curves like nothing else on the road. Keep it under $20k, have a 0-60 time under 5 seconds, and have it stick like glue in curves and they will sell a few to enthusiasts without having to add lots of fancy extras.

teknoman 01-12-2006 03:26 PM

Re: Audi motorbike-roaster rumoured.
 
HAHAHAHAHAH![demonic overaged grade B actor after having a few glasses of whines].look over your shoulder that,s me gaining on ya!

eojmo 01-12-2006 04:01 PM

Re: Audi motorbike-roadster rumoured.
 
I heard a rumour that Mack could be bringing out a new concept vehicle developed in cooperation with a renowned custom motorcycle builder. The structure will be classified as a motorcycle rather than a truck, even though it has three axles, six wheels and will be powered by a turbocharged six cylinder diesel engine rated at 600hp.

eojmo 01-12-2006 04:13 PM

Re: Audi motorbike-roadster rumoured.
 
Back to real motorcycles, and in particular KTM .The other day the world lost one of its top motorcycle riders. Australian rider,Andy Caldercot was killed while competing in the Paris to Dakar rally.

imported_g_k 01-12-2006 05:22 PM

Re: Audi motorbike-roadster rumoured.
 
I realize it's not really a bike and it wouldn't replace what I already ride, but if it's legally classified as a bike by CA DMV I'd definitely consider buying one if whatever they end up producing is close (in features and price) to the model they showed at the LA show. I recently bought a Lotus Elise, but if the GX3 is around $20k I could unload it to buy the VW and have enough left over for a pickup to haul my bike plus a hang glider.



The bottom line for me is that I'm a member of the target market for this.


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