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Old 12-09-2007, 08:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
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90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

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90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

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Originally Posted by DifferentPointofView View Post
I'm just wondering what happens when you crash. Is there a safety harness or something?
Same thing that happens when you crash a motorcycle or scooter, only in this case you go through a thin acrylic canopy and some fiberglass before you hit the other vehicle/tree/road.

Legally it's a motorcycle.

It looks to be an excellent city commuter though *thumbs up*
That was the builder's intention. It wasn't supposed to be a highway machine. (Besides, it's built on essentially moped wheels & tires - you want to drive that at highway speeds?)

I like the quote I've read him use several times: "it's somewhere between a bicycle and a Buick".
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