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Old 08-01-2007, 02:19 PM   #11
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I'd be interested but only if they bring out a model that leans into the corners.
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Old 08-01-2007, 02:39 PM   #12
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Got a chance to ride one of these a few months ago at a bike show, and I'm pretty sure I will be putting one in my garage. This thing is an absolute BLAST to ride. My last bike was a HawkGT, but after my wife came along riding solo lost some of it's amusement, and after my baby came along the reality of being bumper bait kinda sunk in. Long story short, I gave up the Hawk and it's been a few years since I've ridden, and I miss it.

When she saw the spyder, and it's passenger seat, my wife immediately said she'd love to ride one with me, and the ABS/computer/TCS etc make the ride that much safer. The thought of touring PCH on this is very alluring, and it's a HECK of a lot of fun to boot.

I've seen a lot of kvetching from 'purists' on various forums, but frankly, that type of snobbery just has no effect on me anymore... Instead of whining about something you have no experience with, BRP is being very accomodating in giving test rides. Try it, if you don't dig the 80mph snowmobile on pavement, then get back on your 2 wheel and leave the rest of us alone.

Did I mention that this thing is a FREAKIN' BLAST to ride?
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Old 08-01-2007, 04:17 PM   #13
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Me too!

I got the chance to test ride one last weekend. What a blast!

I was sceptical, as it reminded me of a street going quad, and I HATE quads.

BRP's biggest hurdle is the fact that the thing requires a motorcycle license in most states. They are trying to market to non riders more than us.

I told the engineers that they should offer an optional brake lever for us moto types. It would be easy to rig up.

Try one! You'll love it!
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Old 08-01-2007, 04:32 PM   #14
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...the cripple version, where they velcro tape your ass to the seat, so you don't slide aroud...I might be interested. How do you shift it? Like a Motorcycle?
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Old 08-01-2007, 06:42 PM   #15
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Yes, it shifts like a bike. No brake lever, though, just a brake pedal on the right.
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Old 08-01-2007, 08:24 PM   #16
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with a click, whether a physically challenged war vet or a petite woman."

As we say here...There, fixed that'n for ya.

I think you just don't see the "Big Picture".
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Old 08-01-2007, 08:27 PM   #17
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Yes, it shifts like a bike. No brake lever, though, just a brake pedal on the right.
I believe a clever person could overcome these so-called "limitations".

I also believe mscuddy is just a bit more than merely "clever".
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Old 08-01-2007, 08:41 PM   #18
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I believe a clever person could overcome these so-called "limitations".

I also believe mscuddy is just a bit more than merely "clever".
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Old 08-02-2007, 05:16 AM   #19
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"I've seen a lot of kvetching from 'purists' on various forums, but frankly, that type of snobbery just has no effect on me anymore."

What I can't figure out is why anyone would compare this vehicle to a motorcycle to begin with. Talk about "apples and oranges." It's like comparing a 4X4 pickup to a 2 seater sports car. Why would you? You pick the one that's right for your purposes and move on.
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Old 08-02-2007, 07:12 AM   #20
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A Beetle nose screwed to a bike? Good Lord. For those who love riding a bike but aren’t able to. Maybe if I lose my legs in an accident I’ll consider one too. Make that both legs and a hand.

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