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post #1 of 7 Old May 28th, 2008, 9:17 am Thread Starter
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Thumbs up VW motorcycles

VW plans on building motorcycles to compete with BMW
http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/au...bike_move.html

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post #2 of 7 Old May 28th, 2008, 9:34 am
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things could really get interesting
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Yeah, i am glad they haven't completely given up on the trike they prototyped.
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Cool... although seeing that "VW" logo on the side of the bike looked really, really odd.

If they could work a small TDI engine into a motorcycle that might be interesting. I don't need top performance, I want top fuel efficiency.

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Cool... although seeing that "VW" logo on the side of the bike looked really, really odd.

If they could work a small TDI engine into a motorcycle that might be interesting. I don't need top performance, I want top fuel efficiency.
Shucks Howard - jest grow 'yer own!

My neighbors all laughed at me last December.... now that I'm getting 115 mpg the fat lady up the street driving the Suburban is now drooling. It cost me exactly $2.28 to fill 'er up yesterday.

I'm using it to commute to the shop (4 miles each way) instead of my piggy LT and Mercedes. They're both parked during the week.
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Shucks Howard - jest grow 'yer own!

My neighbors all laughed at me last December.... now that I'm getting 115 mpg the fat lady up the street driving the Suburban is now drooling. It cost me exactly $2.28 to fill 'er up yesterday.

I'm using it to commute to the shop (4 miles each way) instead of my piggy LT and Mercedes. They're both parked during the week.
Is it street legal, Ron?

A four-mile commute on that might work, but my commute is 37 miles each way. I couldn't hang on the interstate with your BMW Mini-me!

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Is it street legal, Ron?

A four-mile commute on that might work, but my commute is 37 miles each way. I couldn't hang on the interstate with your BMW Mini-me!
Yeah baby - street legal. The guys at DOT had an absolute fit when I pulled in with it on my trailer - demanding a homebuilt VIN, new title and registration...

The first thing they said was that pocketbikes are illegal in AZ. I took great offense and retorted that it was NOT a "pocketbike", simply a VERY small motorcycle.

They gave up when I pointed out that it had DOT Michelin Tires and every other item needed to ride on the street - except common sense!

It only does 55mph.

(the hard part was converting it from 6 volt to 12 volt with electric start, horn, turn signals, etc. Hiding the wiring was a challenge.... It started out life as a 1969 50cc Honda mini-trail. Now its a whopping 110cc.)
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