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Old 01-06-2019, 06:36 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The styling is unfortunate but otherwise it's a good thing.

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Old 01-06-2019, 10:13 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Are they classified as a motorcycle or as a passenger vehicle down there in cali? Fingers crossed they dont classify them as motorcycles up here...whats the point of a commuter car for the masses if the masses need to go get a motorcycle license to drive one?
In Texas, they are motorcycles. Getting a motorcycle license just needs you to show you can ride, or drive, one. Should be able to take the test in a SOLO.
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In Indiana it would be a car, or the very least an "autocycle". Because it has a seat belt and a steering wheel with pedals for controls.
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In Texas, they are motorcycles. Getting a motorcycle license just needs you to show you can ride, or drive, one. Should be able to take the test in a SOLO.
They make us jump through hoops, and pay through the nose for testing, paperwork, etc.
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They make us jump through hoops, and pay through the nose for testing, paperwork, etc.
Come down to WA state and get licensed there. Probably only costs $125 or so. A German exchange student got licensed in the States because he said it was $1000 in Germany.
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Now the important stuff

How many WTHRs per mile?
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Now the important stuff

How many WTHRs per mile?
Graph?
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Or the even more important stuff, will it drift?
I'd like to see someone test the "fun factor" of that thing.
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RWD in a reverse trike is going to make for some exciting accidents for people coming from front wheel drive sedans.

I'm just imagining someone on a sharp curve (exit ramp?) in wet conditions touching the accelerator and the back end coming totally loose. I guarantee this little guy has no ESC.

It REALLY needs front wheel drive for mass market acceptance.
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Traction control would be super easy to implement. You only need wheel RPM to be measured independently, and if the rear is spinning faster than the front, reduce power.

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