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Old 02-05-2007, 05:07 PM   #31
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By the way, is it just me, or does anyone else see a snowmobile with wheels?
Well, that's because it is exactly that.

Now call me a grumpy sod, but a non-tilting three-wheeler with motorcycle-styled controls and seating looks like a turkey (a dead one, at that) to me. You're bound to get some powerfully mad lateral G-s in corners, and since you can't lean into them properly this might be a smaller or bigger problem (depending on rider fitness ekcetra).
I personally like those Italian guys' version better (IRs1000 orsmth), even if it's only a SV1000 chop job.

Oh and (while not technically a bike) check out this Peugeot Design Contest winner: http://www.peugeot-concours-design.c...s/projet7.aspx

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Old 02-05-2007, 05:21 PM   #32
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Old 02-05-2007, 05:28 PM   #33
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no kidding - thats dead center of the sport tourer market here in Canada. One thing I rarely see mentioned is kids on bikes - if I were to get a highway bike, I'd have my kids on the back regularly: bad roads & freaky Canadian weather combined with hauling kids definitely give these some appeal.

a few things I didnt spot on the website are performance figures, fuel tank size & range, and what its registered & insured as. that last could be the deal maker/breaker for a lot of folks.
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Old 02-05-2007, 05:31 PM   #34
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I think that at $15k, they are gonna rule the trike market post haste !!!

Who is gonna continue to buy trike conversions that cost two to three times what this thing is ???

If it can be delivered to the market, it will be a hit...
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Old 02-05-2007, 05:37 PM   #35
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It's about time we get a decent handling 3 wheeler with 2 wheels up front. I hope this one will be availabe in north america for a change.
well the odds are that it will be, why ? because Bombardier's home base is in Montreal... of course i'm just guessing
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Old 02-05-2007, 05:54 PM   #36
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whatever happened to the VW 3 wheeler prototype.. is it going into production?
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:20 PM   #37
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You're bound to get some powerfully mad lateral G-s in corners, and since you can't lean into them properly this might be a smaller or bigger problem
actually, 'reverse' three wheelers handle quite well, without any need to counterbalance them: there isnt any 'leaning properly', as theres no reason to lean. the only possible hazard is sliding off, which isnt likely on a saddle that you have to straddle. the FRONT wheels steer, btw, not the rear, so theres not as high of a rotational G force effecting the rider. They are a competely different machine to the 3 wheeler ATVs of the 80's.

AFAIK, the BMW still hasnt passed DOT approval, and that italian monster never will - because its enclosed, it'll have to pass car type impact testing...not sure where that leaves the VW, and other Euro micro 3 wheelers


Just out of curiousity, anyone on here have data ( or better yet ever ridden in) one of the old messershmidt 3 wheelers? ( or for you american TV types - the 3 wheeler cousin IT drove in the original Adams Family)
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:41 PM   #38
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...mechanically, its the rotax990 - a la KTM ?
Nope a la Aprilia. Same 60 degree 990 V-twin found in the Mille, Tuono, Falco and CapoNord.

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Old 02-05-2007, 06:53 PM   #39
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...another source to get filters or FUTURE engine parts for my CapoNord
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Old 02-05-2007, 07:15 PM   #40
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...another source to get filters or FUTURE engine parts for my CapoNord
I thought the same thing about my Falco.

Evidently Aprilia stop paying Bombardier licensing fees back in '03 and lost exclusive use of the V60 engine.
Designed by Aprilia, refined and built by Rotax.

Bet that Spyder sounds really good.
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Old 02-05-2007, 08:56 PM   #41
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Hmm, not a big fan. To mee it's the ugliest thing I've seen today, that I haven't flushed down the toilet. I'd say add a wheel for the fastest 4 wheeler ever, or remove a wheel to turn it back into a fun to drive motorcycle. There is really no way I would ever drive one of these. I'd take a Piaggo MP3 first
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Old 02-05-2007, 09:24 PM   #42
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I kind of like it...for what it is I suppose. But, I think I would rather have a motorcycle. I could see getting something like that as I got older.
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Old 02-05-2007, 10:09 PM   #43
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No wheelies...

No lane splitting...

No thanks.

But, I do like the fact that people are thinking differently out there. To produce something new like this is just cool.
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Old 02-05-2007, 10:32 PM   #44
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If it does have an MSRP around $16,000, it's a pretty good deal.

My dad wants a trike. This would be a great alternative for him.

I'd bet that hard bags would be available as well.

I'll watch these intently!
FB - if you read the specs carefully, the basic setup has a 44 litre trunk up front. Given all the wags on here touting the snowmobile link, a good set of all-weather snowmobile saddle bags would throw over the rear quite nicely . I also noted that at least one photo on the site shows a decent looking passenger backrest, and what looks like it might be a topcase plate behind it....its all flash based, and doesnt want to give me the URL, but if you go to the Overview / understand it page, then scroll left to the third photo, you can see what I'm talking about.

WAY cheaper than a trike conversion, or a new bike+hack, if those are what your dad was considering.
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Old 02-05-2007, 10:58 PM   #45
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I still like the Piaggio MP3
I don't think the Bomb leans like the Piag does.
I'll wait for the 450-650cc MP3.
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