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Old 01-11-2013, 12:15 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Off topic but have no problem defining a vehicle by its weight class. A 700 lb 4 wheeler shouldn't have the same tax rate as 4k + lb 3 wheeler. The wear on roads from the extra weight.

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Old 01-11-2013, 12:17 PM   #62 (permalink)
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However, what about scooters? You don't sit astride them, yet they're definitely motorcycles.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:42 PM   #64 (permalink)
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That's just stupid, it has most of the problems of a three-wheeler, without the legal advantages.
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:57 PM   #65 (permalink)
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That's just stupid, it has most of the problems of a three-wheeler, without the legal advantages.
I must agree but.....it's got great lines! Fix the back wheel and I'd like one, when they hit the $6800 price point or about. $55K rimes with No way.
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OK back on reverse engineering. So if it does 0-60 in 9.6 sec with a 70 HP motor can we guess its weight? Maybe assume the engine is a Suzuki and use the weight of the car that engine is used in and those 0-60 times? Lets see those mathletes!
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:32 PM   #67 (permalink)
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The aerodynamics are a factor, though.

But, 0-60 mph Calculator for Cars estimates it at 1565 lbs.
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OK so between 100 and 200 less for wet weight of trike. Seem fairly accurate. I checked with my SHO specs and came close enough.
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However, what about scooters? You don't sit astride them, yet they're definitely motorcycles.
The engine is still between your legs, technically.

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I'd heard (total hearsay from somewhere else) they were thinking of removing the tax breaks for quadricycles? That sort of makes me sad.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:42 AM   #70 (permalink)
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They just hinted at it weighing around 800 pounds.

I'll have to look it up, but here in WI a motorcycle has to weigh under around 1,200 or 1,500 pounds, not sure exactly, but I know that there is a weight limit.

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