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Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Dan Alexander, Apr 20, 2014.
It looks as though they are close to inventing the automobile. If you've gone this far why not side by side seating, a top, heater and air conditioning? If this can be licenced as a motorcycle why not my Toyota Pickup? With the popularity of trikes this seems to be where the market is headed. To each his own, but I'd rather have a Mazda Miata than one of these, Dan
Cool concept. Can't be licensed as a motorcycle in my state. I wonder where in the world it could be used legally on public roads?
Hannigan has actually had the Quad out for quite a few years now.
Guess I'm out of touch :huh Does he actually sell many any of them?
It's like the bastard offspring after a Miata and Gold Wing mated one dark night.
Around $8k for the front conversion and $9k for the rear plus the cost of the GL. One could but a nice handling sports car and have $$ left over.
I guess if you can have a 4 wheeled motorcycle you can have the 8 wheeled sports car.
Be carfeful when mating though
Hannigan had one on the showroom when I was there 2 years ago. They had also built the "sidebike" a sidecar incorporated in a trike conversion. They lost the mold for that in the fire.
Dan, this is for you: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=647906
I've seen the small performance type quads and they look like fun for power sliding around.
I guess there's never anything tooo extreme for some folks.
I saw two at Mid Ohio vintage days and agree with the above posters. A Vette convertible would be more fun in every way, but to each their own.
Now there's something we pretty much all agree on, I have a hard time loving the trike brethren, dog only knows how I'd feel if they had another wheel.I think I could do it if it where a Lotus 7 derivative
years back a friend tried to sell me his right hand drive Super 7 for something stupid like $1300 and of course to this day I still kick myself
Everyone has at least one of those moments.DB
Lotus Super 7! now you'r talkin'. That's always been one of my fantasy cars, although my 63yr old back probably couldn't take more than a few miles in one. My brother has had an Elan for the last 30 years or so, but he hardly drives it anymore. Things wear out on it while it's parked in the garage. Colin Chapman believed that a car only needed to be strong enough to finish a race and fall apart as it crossed the finish line in first place and he carried this philosophy into his street cars. To be fair he had to source most of his parts from English production cars of the day. Not the highest quality. The front suspension of the Elan comes from the Triumph Spitfire. The trunion bushings seem to be made of low grade cheese. Dan
You guys are making me wish I still had my 59 MGA. Blew the engine after chimney rock and ended up selling it back to the guy I got it from. ....and then there was the Austin Healey we put a small block chevy in .... drove the purists nuts but was fast. Or the time we took Greg's stock car to the autocross event at the old airport. He finished, I think 3rd, against some pretty nice cars. No one was impressed ...lol. But all in fun
I'd love to try an HP rig, I was surprised when trying a buddies Mini Cooper S it was scarey fast in the corners.I know cars have surpassed motorcycles at the highest levels but some of that is trickling down to stuff any old fool can purchase. It's fun to go to an auto X and watch old guys in Corvette's getting spanked by well driven smaller cars.There's a guy in his 70's in the MN club with a well prepped Cooper not an S that really helps with ego reduction.DB
Well DB if you were pushing the envelope on an HP rig instead of your GS outfit when you did the blooper on the entry ramp it would have been much more spectacular.
In this country Hannigan's ZX14 BASED HP outfit is , well, uh, how do I say this. Very fast in the turns and everywhere else but off road.
It's better than this one.
Hannigan's quad at Daytona in '08.
This is the Hannigan I lust for.
A whole new meaning to "That bike s the size of a car."
Several years ago I rode a GG Quad, These are built around BMW bikes, It was a blast on the street but they were not able to sell them in the USA as they are not legal in most states. They had a set up where you would lease it from them with their corporate headquarters being in Montana where large quad ATV can be licensed so your "leased" bike would come with their Montana plates. Neat idea but opens up a can of worms for legislations as where do you draw the line between motorcycle and automotive regulations? It is a car or a bike? Same issue with the so called "instant trikes" where they add two "training wheels" some states including Washington where I am from have and will ticket for them as federal law and most states define a motorcycle as having 3 or fewer wheels.
Agree .... street quads can be a bag of worms.
Those GG Duetto sidecars were a very awesome outfit though, Bob H from Bob's BMW brought his to the RON DEE VOO a few years back. Totally awesome.
Training wheel trikes? Won't touch 'em. Not apologizing in saying so either.