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#1000752 - 11/12/17 02:02 PM Hmmm,....I dunno?!?!?!  
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#1000753 - 11/12/17 02:08 PM Re: Hmmm,....I dunno?!?!?! [Re: Living the Dream]  
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Very interesting albeit it a bit "erector set" looking. But a leaning trike is much more motorcycle like than the traditional trikes that feel more car like. Would love to ride one!


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#1000759 - 11/12/17 03:44 PM Re: Hmmm,....I dunno?!?!?! [Re: Living the Dream]  
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I know it is my nature to "worse case" scenario just about everything....but, am I the only one worried about something getting in between the two tires and things going sideways (literally and figuratively)? It is an interesting concept, though all I can see too many parts that can go wrong on the front end. If this comes out, will I want to test ride it...HECK YEAH! Though I would be worried about taking it any place that is not heavily maintained.

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#1000760 - 11/12/17 03:47 PM Re: Hmmm,....I dunno?!?!?! [Re: Medic Mike]  
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I rode one of the scooters around 2006 with a similar articulating front double wheel set up. I think it was a Piaggio?

Very strange feeling when turning.


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#1000772 - 11/12/17 08:49 PM Re: Hmmm,....I dunno?!?!?! [Re: Living the Dream]  
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If I couldn’t ride a two wheeler, I would definitely be interested!


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#1000779 - 11/12/17 10:35 PM Re: Hmmm,....I dunno?!?!?! [Re: Living the Dream]  
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I have ridden the Piaggio MP3 and once the leader of the demo told me forget its a 3 wheeler and just ride it like a motorcycle it was fine and I really liked it. In fact if I ever bought a scooter I would put the MP3 on my short list. This one just not sure as I suspect the front end on this is heavier. But for sure hope to demo ride it at Americade next June. If there is any chance of a demo it would be at Americade.


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#1000782 - 11/12/17 10:58 PM Re: Hmmm,....I dunno?!?!?! [Re: lawnchairboy]  
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Originally Posted by lawnchairboy
I rode one of the scooters around 2006 with a similar articulating front double wheel set up. I think it was a Piaggio?
Very strange feeling when turning.


Yep, Piaggio MP3. I have one, 400cc's (they also made 250 & 500cc versions). I think it handles great (for a scooter). They're very popular in Paris and Rome.

This Yamaha is something else tho.....


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#1000789 - 11/12/17 11:20 PM Re: Hmmm,....I dunno?!?!?! [Re: shuber]  
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Would this be considered as having three axles a toll booths?


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#1000815 - 11/13/17 03:59 AM Re: Hmmm,....I dunno?!?!?! [Re: Living the Dream]  
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Unsprung weight, hitting all the potholes, or both will take the fun out of riding that pretty quickly.

#1000865 - 11/13/17 07:54 PM Re: Hmmm,....I dunno?!?!?! [Re: Living the Dream]  
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Interesting. Bet once you got used to it one could really stuff it into a corner with all that rubber up front.


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