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Old 11-05-2017, 04:58 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 11-05-2017, 06:50 PM   #22 (permalink)
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For those short of cash find a used tandem bike and the rear end of an adult tricycle. Add a coroplast shell and a hub motor front wheel.
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You won't achieve freeway speeds but then again, nobody will (see pic).
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Actually it is a three wheeler with a rather narrow track. Consequently it leans into corners.
What's the brand/model ?

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For those short of cash find a used tandem bike and the rear end of an adult tricycle. Add a coroplast shell and a hub motor front wheel.
Covered bikes/e-bikes, velomobiles are cost-effective for people doing slightly longer distances. Can be combined with a vehicle that offers th same uses as a car (tuktuk, ...). Mentioned this at page 1.

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If I could get a tuktuk and easily make it reach speeds suitable to road traffic, I would most likely not ever want a more conventional econobox anymore.
Actually, that's already possible. The tuktuk links I gave have tuktuks on offer (equipped with 600cc gasoline engine) that reach a top speed of 100 km/h. So enough for freeway use (minimum speed 70, max 120). I think that if the tuktuk's modified a bit (ie by adding plastic coverings on either side, and/or lightening it by removing non-essential parts (ie seatings, ...) you could even get it to the freeway top speed (120 km/h).
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There are a number of narrow track vehicles in this video.

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There are a number of narrow track vehicles in this video.
Seems the chinese vehicle is a Xingyue XY150KZ.
It's a 1-seater though, and hasn't any cargo space.

It also shows a Nissan LandGlider, which similar to the Honda 3R-C, is just a concept car.
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How about only "letting" people drive UNICYCLES? Three "falls" and your license is revoked.
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For those short of cash find a used tandem bike and the rear end of an adult tricycle. Add a coroplast shell and a hub motor front wheel.


These were based on Type II parts, but I have a cruiser bike frame with a chrome springer front end. I could adapt the geodesic framing from my motorhome design and fabricate it in curved welding rod covered with burlap and polyurethane.

Hmm....
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May I just point out to OP, that tuk-tuk does not meet OP's requirements either?

The only tuk-tuk for sale in EU with listed price I was able to find is here: Buy a Tuk Tuk | Tuk Tuk UK . Listed price is 4987 GBP (+VAT) for base model (that equates to some 5600 Eur +VAT). Other sellers do not have a price tag (price on request) but I assume similar price range. E-variants will be a bit (a half??) more expensive, I assume.
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Actually, that's already possible. The tuktuk links I gave have tuktuks on offer (equipped with 600cc gasoline engine) that reach a top speed of 100 km/h. So enough for freeway use (minimum speed 70, max 120).
I was not considering that Thai tuk-tuk, which uses the same engine of some Japanese mini trucks. I was considering those Vespa-based ones which are more common in India.


For more convenience and safety, I would add a hardtop and doors. A swamp-cooler wouldn't be out of question, since it takes up less power than air conditioning.

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