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Old 09-03-2013, 09:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 09-07-2013, 03:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This was the theme for the 1954 NSU streamliner although,while the rider could put his feet down at a stoplight,his body was sequestered inside the body where he would not be able to lean into a crosswind.
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Old 09-07-2013, 05:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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These guys need to join the 21st century. Arduino stabilizers control tiny flying hobby drone helicopeters and other toys, for cheap.

This bike needs full enclosed fairing, gyro stabilized trainer wheels for stoplights, and to have its muffler put back on. I think Ecomobile motorcycle in Switzerland did that about 25 years ago, based on the same BMW K-bike drivetrain. I'm sure it does better than 80 mpg.
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I would blame them more for the stratospheric lenght rather than lack of technology ...
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Aren't there minimum seat height laws? They say it is street legal but I think the seat is too low.
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Aren't there minimum seat height laws? They say it is street legal but I think the seat is too low.

You are correct.. There is a minimum seat height limit here in California, I forget the exact number but somewhere around 27in.
I'll have to look it up later..


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Old 10-14-2013, 05:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:18 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Looks a much better design to me ...

That is still too much engine for decent FE but at least the driver is no longer a parachute ...

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