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Old 06-01-2007, 03:45 PM   #31
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Its easier to "ride" when you've been drinking, so its fits thier clientele well I would say.
damnit beat me to it.
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Old 06-01-2007, 03:48 PM   #32
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Think: Easy burnouts at the bike night without the risk of getting it all wrong and dropping it in front of your buds.
I could see it being produced under the Buell marquee, it would probably do okay there.
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Old 06-01-2007, 04:31 PM   #33
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I just did a long test ride on a Can-Am today.

VERY different, and definitely NOT a motorcycle.

Ride report follows:

I took a short (26 mile) demo ride on the new Can-Am Spyder today out of Fredericksburg MotorSports (Virginia). Bombardier has about 30 pre-production (i.e. Beta) units in two batches (East & West) making the rounds and doing demos.

The guys at FMS did a great job leading the group, starting out easy, and pushing it a bit after a short familiarity period.

It ain't a bike. Not a car, either. I'm told that it's more like a 4-wheeler ATV. No experience there, so can't verify that statement.

Smooth engine (990cc Rotax V-Twin), great brakes (ABS) - foot pedal only - kept reaching for a non-existant front brake lever.

5 speed transmission coupled with a very torquey engine with a wiiiide powerband made shifting more of an exercise in playing with something than an absolute necessity. Reverse is a two handed exercise - not difficult, but you're not gonna do it by accident.

BIG trunk area in front - think VW Beetle. Enough room for a full-face helmet and the wearer.

It doesn't start - it boots up. Pretty much fly by wire - traction control, stability control, dynamic power steering, ABS - it will apply brakes and/or reduce engine torque if it senses that you're about to get in trouble - no flying a wheel in a tight turn - won't let you.

One sitting position. Too wide to let legs hang, no good place to reposition them. You sit where BRP wants you to sit. Period. On the bright side, you don't have to drop a foot at stops.

Steering seemed a bit twitchy - very positive and NO slack. It might have been me - I did find myself gripping the handlebars in a sort of death grip and had to force myself to relax. Repeatedly.

Shorty windscreen - minimal to no wind noise up to the 50-60 MPH range.

All in all, a positive experience. I'd like to have one, but wouldn't want to have to pay for it. One of those things to look at again when the production items come out.
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Old 06-01-2007, 05:49 PM   #34
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It will still go (yell real loud).

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Old 06-01-2007, 05:51 PM   #35
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I call bullshit. If it was a Harley it would have tassles. I see no tassles
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Old 06-01-2007, 05:55 PM   #36
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Why not a leaning 4 wheeler?

Because then it's considered a car, at least here in CA, and is subject to things like side impact protection, bumpers, etc. A three wheeler is a motorcycle technically, but you don't HAVE to have a motorcycle license to ride one, at least in CA.
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Old 06-02-2007, 01:27 AM   #37
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Because then it's considered a car, at least here in CA, and is subject to things like side impact protection, bumpers, etc. A three wheeler is a motorcycle technically, but you don't HAVE to have a motorcycle license to ride one, at least in CA.

no helmet either in most states.
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Old 06-02-2007, 01:38 AM   #38
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Because then it's considered a car, at least here in CA, and is subject to things like side impact protection, bumpers, etc. A three wheeler is a motorcycle technically, but you don't HAVE to have a motorcycle license to ride one, at least in CA.
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Old 06-03-2007, 05:20 AM   #39
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Old 06-03-2007, 06:09 AM   #40
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:48 PM   #41
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Harley-Davidson developing corner-carving trike

Harley-Davidson developing corner-carving trike


Harley-Davidson introduced its first official trike in years earlier in 2008 and now looks to flip things around a bit with a new reverse-trike that leans into corners. Rumors indicate that the huge American Motor Company will bring the corner carving trike in concept form to a motorcycle show set to take place next month in Cologne, Germany. If that debut indeed takes place, the machine is likely to be powered by the liquid-cooled Revolution V-Twin engine from the Rod series as opposed to the 45-degree air-cooled mill powering most of its bikes. We've known that the company has been working on this design for the past few years, filing patent drawings way back in 2006. The market is definitely ready for it now that Piaggio and Can Am have toed the waters. We look forward to seeing just how accurate these rumors prove to be next month.
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Old 09-29-2008, 08:18 PM   #42
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I read that GM spent a billion dollars on its' onstar system. Hard to believe huh! Apparantly they weren't aware of the personal GPS units on the market for a few hundred dollars. IF HD is working on this silly contraption it will looked back upon as an asinine waste of money.
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Old 09-29-2008, 08:24 PM   #43
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more moving parts on a Harley?

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Old 09-29-2008, 08:47 PM   #44
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Drawing is missing the pool of oil under the bike...
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Old 09-30-2008, 03:03 AM   #45
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Oh no!

Now we'll have to listen to the HD lovers tell us how the rest of the trike makers are "copying" HD!

Isn't the term "corner carving Harley" an oxymoron?
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