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Anyone ever test ridden one of these?

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In the video, it looks like it doesn't lean over as far as single front wheel bikes. Probably because of the wider track in front?
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No, and I'd never want to, one- I think it looks hideous, two- more complicated expensive things to go wrong that won't be covered once the warranty ends, three- will need to serviced by a dealer to keep it under warranty, four- added weight and wind resistance to lower fuel mileage.

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A couple of people I ride with often have test ridden them, they both loved it, John is not a slow rider and he thought it went very well, might struggle to wheel stand but he thought it handled the corners well, Mark also thought it went well but he is a slower rider so would not have pushed its limits...

I've seen a stunt demo on it, did things you thought it wouldn't do but was definitely not as nimble popping wheels stands etc

I can see its benefits but not sure I would own one



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I was showing a video of that bike i'd seen online to my son the other day. Interesting, but I don't know what advantages it would offer over 2 wheels. The son was more interested in the new Triumph Rocket 3 coming out this fall. 2458CCs and less than 800#.

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16 grand for that? no thanks

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16 grand for that? no thanks
No kidding. Interesting though.

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Maybe you looked at different pics, sport bikes and sport Tourers probably could out lean this, but almost NO cruiser would. Saw one in the curves near the Tail of the Dragon last weekend, pretty interesting looking to me. Not that I woukd want a 3 wheeler, but it's cooler and cheaper than any trike/3 wheeler I've seen, AND it handles, ever seen a trike in curves? They don't do it well.


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Looks to me like the perfect answer to a question nobody ever asked....

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You do that 3D mouse drag over the picture and all I could think of was "Predator".....That's one ugly bike.....
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