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Old 02-11-2015, 02:37 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Fat Charlie View Post
No, the gas savings won't be enough to justify the cost difference. The military has dollars to throw at pure research on the off chance that they'll get a toy that gives them an edge somewhere, but everyone else needs to look at it as a business decision.
It's not just about engine and savings, but also about the handling, increased range, and the off-road ability. And when I mean off-road it's not just cross-country, but also parks and overcrowded urban areas where the mobility of a motorcycle helps to answer the emergencies quickly, and the ability to overcome some obstacles is more favorable too. No wonder dual-purpose motorcycles are the most common type used for police patrolling in many countries.

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