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Old 01-28-2007, 05:32 PM   #1
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From Australian Motorcycle News, 9-22 Aug 2006.
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Old 01-28-2007, 05:37 PM   #2
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I picture the bike in a spastic fit at a stoplight.
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Old 01-28-2007, 05:38 PM   #3
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Old 01-28-2007, 06:03 PM   #4
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From Australian Motorcycle News, 9-22 Aug 2006.

A neat idea but this seems way too complicated. A normal bike is just so much simpler and reliable. Like a car with power steering, its easier to use but you do not feel as connected to the road or the machine. I don't see the point of this system. If someone wants to ride a motorcycle they have to learn how to ride it or they will get hurt or die. I hope bike manufactures do not start manufacturing artifice technoligy to assist unskilled weekend riders.

Looking back I guess this stuff could also be very useful in allowing injured riders get back on a 2-wheels. That would be great and would be less expensive if it was mass produced.

I guess my view on this would depend on how it was marketed.
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Old 01-28-2007, 06:11 PM   #5
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Old 01-28-2007, 06:18 PM   #6
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Lets hope that this idea dies of natural causes before some f#ckwit safetycrat thinks its a good idea.
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Old 01-28-2007, 06:46 PM   #7
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Since I have 2 fairly usable legs I think this is the dumbest idea since... well, I dunno. It's dumb.
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Old 01-28-2007, 07:51 PM   #8
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Once again, the engineers give us the answer to a question that nobody asked.
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Old 01-28-2007, 08:16 PM   #9
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I thought it would make all those that want ABS and traction controll drool. They'll never have to worry about falling off now. Not to mention all those out there with duck's desease (short legs for you septics). No more questions like "is this bike too tall for me".
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Old 01-28-2007, 08:52 PM   #10
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So what happens when you try to lean over in a turn? I guess if they only put it on their cruisers, then it's a moot point.
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:12 AM   #11
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handicapped?

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Since I have 2 fairly usable legs I think this is the dumbest idea since... well, I dunno. It's dumb.
Perhaps - but I know someone who's lost their legs who wants to get back on a bike ....
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:20 AM   #12
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Once again, the engineers give us the answer to a question that nobody asked.
like linked brakes

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Old 01-29-2007, 11:14 AM   #13
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great for the "handicapped".. (is there a PC word for that now?)

or for the "geriatric" rider who feels he needs to go to a side car rig... we might laugh at it now, but hey... at age 80, we might wish they had this on the market!
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Old 01-29-2007, 11:42 AM   #14
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like linked brakes

And ABS!

And the paralever!
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Old 01-29-2007, 01:18 PM   #15
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