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Old 07-28-2014, 07:32 AM   #1
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I know it's not a scooter but I think I'm in love

Just look: http://www.motorcycle.com/manufactur...ive-video.html
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:51 AM   #2
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:55 AM   #3
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If it doesn't lean into the curves, it's just a transportation appliance so I'll pass too.
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:01 PM   #4
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How does that thing pass DOT regulation with no airbags, no crumple zone, no roll cage, etc.
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:07 PM   #5
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How does that thing pass DOT regulation with no airbags, no crumple zone, no roll cage, etc.
It is probably classified as a motorcycle, in which case it doesn't have to follow auto safety requirements. Notice they wear helmets while riding in it and the video mentioned there's room behind the seat for helmets too..

This feels a bit like a side by side Can Am, another vehicle that answers a question that no one is asking.

If it had all weather protection, could squeeze huge MPG out of a tank of gas, then you might find an audience, but it looks like they are primarily highlighting the hot performance aspect of it, which I admit I don't get. Others might, so not condemning, just don't see a niche that it fills...
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:16 PM   #6
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It is probably classified as a motorcycle, in which case it doesn't have to follow auto safety requirements. Notice they wear helmets while riding in it and the video mentioned there's room behind the seat for helmets too..

This feels a bit like a side by side Can Am, another vehicle that answers a question that no one is asking.

If it had all weather protection, could squeeze huge MPG out of a tank of gas, then you might find an audience, but it looks like they are primarily highlighting the hot performance aspect of it, which I admit I don't get. Others might, so not condemning, just don't see a niche that it fills...
I started a thread about this a couple of weeks ago. Its in Hacks.

A couple of months ago I took a little trip into Oklahoma and Arkansas. I was surprised at the number of Can Ams I saw on the road. Apparently it answers a question a lot of people were asking. Surprised me too.

The Slingshot is a 3 wheel Aerial Atom at 2/5ths the price. Or a modern Morgan. Not something I'm going to buy, but I think its cool none the less.
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:33 PM   #7
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I started a thread about this a couple of weeks ago. Its in Hacks.

A couple of months ago I took a little trip into Oklahoma and Arkansas. I was surprised at the number of Can Ams I saw on the road. Apparently it answers a question a lot of people were asking. Surprised me too.

The Slingshot is a 3 wheel Aerial Atom at 2/5ths the price. Or a modern Morgan. Not something I'm going to buy, but I think its cool none the less.
I'm definitely a fan of things pushing the transport envelope- I posted an update in a thread further down about the Elio: http://on.aol.com/video/translogic-1...tors-518316285

This to me seemed to have merit at least on the small/energy efficient side of the 'is it a car/is it a motorcycle' discussion. As many have posted before the world would be a boring place if we all liked the same thing. I've seen a couple Can Ams in Georgia, but far more Harley & Goldwing trikes. I don't understand the attraction to those any better except in situations where the rider has disabilities. Frankly, at that point I'd go for a convertible car and get the wind in my hair when I want it and weather protection when needed. Yeah, I guess my age is showing
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Old 07-28-2014, 01:04 PM   #8
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[QUOTE=Dabears;24716948]It is probably classified as a motorcycle, in which case it doesn't have to follow auto safety requirements. Notice they wear helmets while riding in it and the video mentioned there's room behind the seat for helmets too..

Agree.
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Old 07-28-2014, 01:34 PM   #9
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Yes...classified as a motorcycle, which means that the many design requirements for automobiles do not apply:

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/933/18...de-Review.aspx

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufactur...ive-video.html

Subjectively, I don't consider it a motorcycle, but I think it's a good idea, nonetheless. The CanAm Spyder has been a great success, despite its initial teething problems. Those of us who ride two wheels are not the direct marketing targets for either of these vehicles, but both offer a more open-air, visceral, motorcycle-like ride than a mere convertible automobile.

It may not be my cup of tea now, but looking down the road, I can foresee a time when I won't be able to run two wheels anymore...I'm glad that the manufacturers are making an effort to give me something that will still be a thrill to get in and go with, rather than forcing me to resign myself to imprisonment in a cage.
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Old 07-28-2014, 01:40 PM   #10
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It may not be my cup of tea now, but looking down the road, I can foresee a time when I won't be able to run two wheels anymore...I'm glad that the manufacturers are making an effort to give me something that will still be a thrill to get in and go with, rather than forcing me to resign myself to imprisonment in a cage.

That's the ticket. With almost 13000 Americans reaching retirement age every day the market for these will increase. Add in those like myself with progressive disabilities and the market is there.

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Old 07-28-2014, 07:28 PM   #11
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In don't get it. It is not a motorcycle. It costs as much as a new Miata, a far more practical vehicle (never thought I'd say that about a Miata) and should be just as much fun. I like the lack of nanny type safety features, but $25,000 is a bit much to pay for a glorified go kart. On the other hand, people are lining up to pay $30K for new Goldwings, and another $10K to convert them into trikes.
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:39 PM   #12
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This feels a bit like a side by side Can Am, another vehicle that answers a question that no one is asking.
People are asking, three wheelers are becoming more popular as our population ages.
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On the other hand, people are lining up to pay $30K for new Goldwings, and another $10K to convert them into trikes.
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:57 PM   #14
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This is the tricycle I've been wanting since I was 3. It looks like a lot of fun and something new to try. I'm not a big fan of the wheeled snowmobiles but I like the steering wheel, side by side and low slung stance of this thing.
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:23 PM   #15
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Frankly, at that point I'd go for a convertible car and get the wind in my hair when I want it and weather protection when needed. Yeah, I guess my age is showing
That's been my thought also. I also agree with JerryH about the Miata. All these big trikes that cost 30-35,000. I think I'd just get a Miata and leave the helmet at home. But to each his own. OTOH if I did get a trike, I'd prefer one with 2 wheels in front. You know its gotta steer better than one with two big wheels pushing a skinny, single front tire.
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