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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
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My neighbor was on the build team of this http://www.motherearthnews.com/Green...heel-Cars.aspx

and says it was an absolute blast to drive. Said it cornered better than his 2 wheeled motorcycle. The Can-Am people just quit too soon on theirs, it should lean also.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 02:29 AM
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I reckon the Acabion is the best concept I have seen so far. It would be great if this was developed and went into production.

http://web1.acabion.ibone.ch/acabion...hoto-selection

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He said his favorite version had a 500 Suzuki motor and tranny and would fly.
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Th Acabion has a Hyabusa motor. Cruising speed is 200kph. Fuel economy is incredible.

...always remember the lubrication...

My shiny red 675 morphed into a shiny (soon to be muddy) Scrambler!
(The Scrambler became flying lessons...)
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 07:06 AM
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Most of the disadvantages of a car, with few of the advantages of a bike . . .
. . . cant see the point really . . . like quads on the roads . . .
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Most of the disadvantages of a car, with few of the advantages of a bike . . .
. . . cant see the point really . . . like quads on the roads . . .
A car is a car a bike is a bike and never the twain should meet! No matter how you slice it no 3 wheeler could geometrically allow a knee down ride. And how does one filter exactly?
3 wheel vehicles are for when we can't handle two any longer.

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A car is a car a bike is a bike and never the train should meet! No matter how you slice it no 3 wheeler could geometrically allow a knee down ride. And how does one filter exactly?
3 wheel vehicles are for when we can't handle two any longer.

Well said that man!
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Just did a big group ride for the first time recently, found that all the 3 wheelers clogged the train and took more effort to pass that a car. Frustrated the heck outta me really


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I personally don't like the trike's, but was intrigued by one that would allow you to lean like a real bike. Just thought others might be interested as well.
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