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post #1 of 19 Old Feb 13th, 2007, 7:19 am Thread Starter
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Here is the first article that I have seen regarding the new Spyder.

http://www.caranddriver.com/previews...am-spyder.html

Not for me but I hope they are successful with it.

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Here is the first article that I have seen regarding the new Spyder.

http://www.caranddriver.com/previews...am-spyder.html

Not for me but I hope they are successful with it.

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There was a writeup in the San Diego newspaper last weekend, and it is being introuduced to the motoring press and dealers here in San Diego Friday.

Yeah, hope it does well for them, so they can show the other manufactureres how do do something like that for a sensible price!

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If it actually hits the market at $15k, they will sell a ton of them.

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If it actually hits the market at $15k, they will sell a ton of them.
And it's much cheaper than taking a motorcycle and doing the traditional trike conversion on it. Handling on the Spyder is inherently better than 2 rear wheels, plus you have the high tech safety kit.

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That thing is a little too snowmobile'ish for me.

I recall seeing another 3 wheeler out there by an Italian company (I think) the bike had the duel front and single rear.

The front tires were very close together , and they piveted individually so you could lean it hard in turns .

Anyone know the bike ?
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That thing is a little too snowmobile'ish for me.

I recall seeing another 3 wheeler out there by an Italian company (I think) the bike had the duel front and single rear.

The front tires were very close together , and they piveted individually so you could lean it hard in turns .

Anyone know the bike ?
Maybe the Carver???? I dunno for sure. I've got it around here summers - I'll ping if I find it.
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It is made by Piaggio. Basically a scooter but you really can't call a lot of these things scooters anymore - Burgman, Silver Wing, Morpheus (sp?), etc.

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That thing is a little too snowmobile'ish for me.

I recall seeing another 3 wheeler out there by an Italian company (I think) the bike had the duel front and single rear.

The front tires were very close together , and they piveted individually so you could lean it hard in turns .

Anyone know the bike ?
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And it's much cheaper than taking a motorcycle and doing the traditional trike conversion on it. Handling on the Spyder is inherently better than 2 rear wheels, plus you have the high tech safety kit.

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Another link to the Spyder website, with some cool navigating pages. Looks like the Canucks are gonna get first crack at purchasing one or more!!! Hope someone will give us a first-hand ride report. Maybe Bruno????
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I saw one of these Monday night at Mission Motorsports! Looks pretty cool, but I don't know how it would handle the twisties, not to mention not being able to use the carpool lane.

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I saw one of these Monday night at Mission Motorsports! Looks pretty cool, but I don't know how it would handle the twisties, not to mention not being able to use the carpool lane.
Dunno about the twisties, but I believe many states classify a three wheel vehicle as a motorcycle and require an M/C driver license endorsement.

Any LEOs from states other than TX that can chime in with their state's rules?

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....I believe many states classify a three wheel vehicle as a motorcycle and require an M/C driver license endorsement.

Any LEOs from states other than TX that can chime in with their state's rules?
Tony, you got me thinking (for which I apologize in advance). So, I went the the trusty Kalifornia Vehicle Code, which states in section 400(a): A "motorcycle" is any motor vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider, designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, and weighing less than 1,500 pounds.

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Hey , thanks for the replies on my question ... but that Piaggio isn't it. (I think)

This was all motorcycle except for the 2 wheel front end. And closer to the 1000cc range as I recall. The front tires floated independant of each other (like the piaggio) allowing for hard cornering . The front tires both lean/dig into the turn , virtually eliminating the tip over issue with a typical 3 wheeler.

I'm pretty sure what I am looking for was a concept / almost ready for production type of design. (Most likely based off the Piaggio's front end concept)

Now I have to find it.
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Click here for another three wheeler (apologies if it's already been around the list here). Sure seems like a lotta folks are getting in on the three wheel act, either 2F/1R or 1F/2R. This one looks like it combines different go-technologies.
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I saw one of these Monday night at Mission Motorsports! Looks pretty cool, but I don't know how it would handle the twisties, not to mention not being able to use the carpool lane.
Are you sure the Spyder would be excluded from carpool lanes? I would think it would depend on state law and perhaps city ordinances. I think that in some places a vehicle legally registered as a motorcycle is legal in carpool lanes.
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Dunno about the twisties, but I believe many states classify a three wheel vehicle as a motorcycle and require an M/C driver license endorsement.

Any LEOs from states other than TX that can chime in with their state's rules?
When I registered my Grinnall Scorpion 111 in TX, nothing was said about a motorcycle endorsement though I do of course have one. It is registered as a motorcycle.
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I was at an open house at Seminol Power Sports in Sanford, FL this weekend working at a booth representing our MSF school. They had 3 BRP Spyders on display. Was pretty impressed with the engineering. Fully integrated ABS brakes, in fact there is no hand brake, only a foot brake in front of the right foot peg. Also traction control standard, should prevent roll overs. The young lady that owns the school that I work for was so impressed that she put a deposit on one. She told me the cost without accessories is around $15k and she should have delivery in Sept. She was in a motorcycle accident about 2+ years ago and lost her left leg below the knee, broad sided by a drunk. She rode a dual sport for awhile after the accident but more recently bought a Chinese version of the URAL. It's OK for around town but she's been looking for something a little more road worthy but didn't want to do the GW Trike thing. She believes the Spyder will be just what she was looking for.

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