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Old 02-16-2015, 10:58 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Years ago Popular Mechanics ran a story about a guy on the East Coast (USA) that took a Vespa motor scooter, cut through the floorboard and stretched it 4 feet. It had a rudimentary torpedo body and he claimed 100mph top speed and 100mpg otherwise. I may still have the page buried somewhere, but it's a simple concept.

I understand that there is a problem with 'sit-in' two-wheelers in that you can't throw you body weight from side to side so you have to steer left to turn right; sort of like drifting.
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