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For some reason I like this.

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Wife and i drove one at Americade in June. I thought it was a blast to drive. Momma didn't like it because she couldn't see very well in the back. The sucker could corner and go like a scalded cat, what a blast. Chuck.
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Looks cool, however I think I'd rather have the Can-Am Spyder - it looks cooler!




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OK, What is it?
It's got a Ford 4 cyl engine with automatic transmission!
It's got a gas pedal and a brake pedal!
It's got a STEERING WHEEL!!
The ass end is about as wide as my Ford F250!

Well, the State of Florida calls it a three wheel motorcycle.

We had one show up for the new Florida 3 wheel or more trike/sidecar licensing class. We couldn't let the owner ride it in the class because it couldn't complete the tight turn maneuvers without killing all the cones. We loaned him one of the school trikes to take the class.

Then again, I guess it's no worse than those VW trikes or some of the custom trikes with V8's in 'em.

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OK, What is it?
It's got a Ford 4 cyl engine with automatic transmission!
It's got a gas pedal and a brake pedal!
It's got a STEERING WHEEL!!
The ass end is about as wide as my Ford F250!

Well, the State of Florida calls it a three wheel motorcycle.

We had one show up for the new Florida 3 wheel or more trike/sidecar licensing class. We couldn't let the owner ride it in the class because it couldn't complete the tight turn maneuvers without killing all the cones. We loaned him one of the school trikes to take the class.

Then again, I guess it's no worse than those VW trikes or some of the custom trikes with V8's in 'em.
I call call it coolllllllllllll!!!!!!!!!

So the Great State of Florida has a class to license 3 wheel trike/side car but this vehicle would not make it. Why should the own take another vehicle when he/she get a legal tag in this state, but can not use his vehicle for the class? Does not make sense to me..............

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This one (it is a motorcycle) is sold and made in San Diego California – gets 230 - 400 MPG (Street Legal - all electric version is $27,000 and the plug-in hybrid $30,000).













Look at the model next to that (Average) Southern California looking Dude. Probably on his way to work (Southern California work attire "IF" he were wear sandals) while making a stop at the grocery store. Notice the road grime on the undercarriage. Very efficient aerodynamics.

Here's their site......

http://www.aptera.com/

They should work on smoothing up some of those seems.
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At MotoGP (Laguna Seca) we happened upon this 3-wheeler. It's the coolest trike-esque vehicle I've seen yet.


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At 400 MPG I'd listen to it all day long.
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At MotoGP (Laguna Seca) we happened upon this 3-wheeler. It's the coolest trike-esque vehicle I've seen yet.
I dunno, all that money spent developing the technology and those sporty body lines, and then they slap some ugly Givi cases on the side?

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I dunno, all that money spent developing the technology and those sporty body lines, and then they slap some ugly Givi cases on the side?
And here I thought the "functional" side of Ken would appreciate those.
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And here I thought the "functional" side of Ken would appreciate those.
I'm still looking for the highway pegs.

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Looks cool, however I think I'd rather have the Can-Am Spyder - it looks cooler!





It is cooler...

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I call call it coolllllllllllll!!!!!!!!!

So the Great State of Florida has a class to license 3 wheel trike/side car but this vehicle would not make it. Why should the own take another vehicle when he/she get a legal tag in this state, but can not use his vehicle for the class? Does not make sense to me..............
I agree with you, well except for the the State of Florida being "GREAT". This whole new program for three wheel liscensing is a mess. First of all, the curiculim is really designed for side cars and was adapted to accomodate standard 1 front, 2 rear wheel trikes. Things like the CAN AM Spyder and the Thoroughbred do not fit very well. I understand that there are already several law suits being originated against the state for issues like this as well as implementing a new requirement for licensing and not having any means to provide training and testing. Should prove to be interesting!

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