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Hay Yamaha, lets make a silly bike.....OK

Discussion in 'Hangout Lounge' started by Polock, Jun 30, 2018.

  1. Franz

    Franz Well-Known Member

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    Ribo Prefectionist

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    It's an interesting form of transportation but anyone that calls it a motorcycle is mistaken. Personally, I just don't see the point of it.
     
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    I don’t know exactly what to think of it. I kinda dig the whole look of it. Kinda robo-something or other.
    If I were to ever seriously consider three wheels for traction over two though I’d definitely just get a can am or the like.
     
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    I guess this Yam would walk all over the Canam and spit it out.
    Someone at Yamaha must think it has legs...
     
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    Polock Well-Known Member

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    well it might until it got to that 45 degree lean angle. then things would get interesting real fast
     
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    ...which brings me back to the old saying, "Just because it can be built doesn't mean it should be built".
     
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    OK, not the first bike I'd buy, given enough cash but I'd love to rag it around my local twisties for a while
     
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    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    So none of y'all want to ride in the snow?
    Suit yourselves.
     
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    Seeing as the snow gets about 4 feet deep here. No!
     
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    Why does it need a kickstand?
     
  12. k-moe

    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    To keep it from falling over.
    No active suspension, and no lock for the tilt.
     
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    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    No plows or blowers for the roads?
     
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    That was my feeling as well. And I'm probably less adverse to ugly, cumbersome, or unusually built than most...
     
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    They seem to get it plowed about 3 days after each snowfall.
     
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    The key phrase in the Niken description is "cornering confidence" indicating to me that the market for this is someone who is a touch fearful of the road and the curves - not appropriate traits for someone that decides to buy one.

    Plus it looks like a small bike hiding next to a big bike in all the pics o_O
     
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    MattiThundrrr Not a guru

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    With the months I have spent in recovery from my fall, I can understand the appeal. I get the fear riding in a car past the site of my accident.
     
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    me either, balancing on two wheels is half the fun - started at age 5 with a bike
     
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    Watching a bit of the Tour de France and I'm pretty sure I just saw one being used by a photographer (you know how the guy with the camera is the passenger as the driver gets the bike through traffic). Crazy job, but it was a Niken, I'm sure.
     

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