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Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Vance, Sep 22, 2006.
I don't understand the allure of trikes for healthy people.
But I completely understand the need for them for folks like me.
A lot of people look absolutely normal but have disabilities--MS comes to mind--and can't balance a bike or have issues with fatigue that make it impossible to finish a short ride on two wheels.
I've also talked to several motorcycle dealership owners who say that older riders are getting off the big tourers and onto maxi-scooters since they are easier to handle once severe arthritis starts creeping into the picture. They are able to do long distances two-up on the big Burgmans just as easily as they did on their Gold Wings and Road Kings and LT's. The BMW dealer I talked to sold 7 LT's this past year; 21 the year before--he said his customers had started trading down to Maxi scoots in order to keep riding.
I can ride, but mounting/dismounting is nearly impossible, and getting my feet on and off the pegs is tough. A step-through frame is the answer for me for half of the problems.
Who knows what this was intended for, but I know for a fact there are a lot of injured/disabled motorcyclists who would jump at the chance to ride again no matter how many people laughed at the bike.
Which sorta redefines who the "pussy" is, doesn't it.
:huh That a scooter with training wheels?:huh
FWIW (which isn't much) I like it. Not ready to buy one...but I like it.