It's very true this model is in a grey-area, in fact, Can-Am Spiders are in the same boat as well. I'd call it a vehicle myself rather than a motorcycle, a Trike comes to mind, with this one being what they call a "Reverse Trike". Quite the unique design. They did make a Trike in the UK for a while, it didn't do well around corners though... when I look at the Slingshot I think to myself, very cool, but I'd like it to have 4 wheels. lol.Hanson wrote:As an edgy, unique roadster.... cool.
It might well be classified as a motorcycle but that does not make it one, rather it just means the current classification system can not pigeon hole this vehicle into a nice neat legal category. I don't consider Can-Am Spiders to be motorcycles either and at least you sit on a Spider instead of inside one. For that matter, a trike is not really a motorcycle either and even some side car rigs which are designed from the start to be side car rigs are pushing the boundary of what I would consider to be a motorcycle.
totalmotorcycle wrote:Hanson wrote:A
You bring up a lot of interesting points of discussion...zombiekatzu wrote:Gotta agree with the rest. Government licensing as a motorcycle doesn't make it one. I mean, would you give 'the wave' to one of these as it passed?
totalmotorcycle wrote:You bring up a lot of interesting points of discussion...zombiekatzu wrote:Gotta agree with the rest. Government licensing as a motorcycle doesn't make it one. I mean, would you give 'the wave' to one of these as it passed?
Would you (you being 3rd party) wave at:
2. Can-Am Spyders?
3. Trikes? (like the Harley-Davidson Tri-Glide)
4. Motorcycles with sidecars?
Just lumping them into the area of "might or might not" ... Could be quite interesting here.
+1 what you said.JackoftheGreen wrote:Yeah...
I give the Spyder a lot of latitude, most of you know I've voted it either Cool or Awesome every time it's come up. But you sit ON a Spyder, and control it with bars, and some sort of hand throttle (I admit I've never learned the particulars of the Spyder), and it's got a saddle and bags and I just SEE a kind of motorcycle with the Spyder.
This thing is different. It's a roadster, plain and simple. SXS seating, steering wheel, stick -- or maybe a slap? -- shift and obviously pedal operated throttle, brake and clutch. The legal niche that allows the Spyder to be registered and insured like a motorcycle just shouldn't apply to this -- three wheeled or otherwise. So for that reason, this just has to be a Fail.
That said, as anything other than a motorcycle, this machine is absolutely CHERRY! It looks like Fun with a capital F, like Fun wearing a miniskirt and high heels. What an insane rush it must be to flog that beast through a canyon.
Indeed!jstark47 wrote:As a motorcycle, it's a fail. Not a motorcycle.
As a vehicle it's kind of cool, though probably not very useful. And I agree with Ceemes, Morgan does this better.