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Old 09-30-2010, 06:39 PM   #1
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Cool2 Quadro 3D and 4D Scooters

I am reposting this after placing it originally in a Piaggio thread, however it has nothing to do with the MP3 (beginner mistake). It is much cooler!! And like the MP3 LT you don't need a bike licence.

The company website is located here:
http://www.quadro4motion.com/

The off-road version is due in 2012.

Quadro 4D





Quadro 3D





What do you think?
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:06 PM   #2
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Very cool, but can you do wheelies with it?
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Old 10-01-2010, 01:39 PM   #3
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Look here:
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:07 PM   #4
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Much as someone else posted - it's weird, dorky looking and I really, really want one!
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:21 AM   #5
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Quadro (4D) Parkour Concept

The off-road version is a concept but I think it looks pretty cool! Hope this goes into production!!

The 4D version is scheduled for release in late 2012. According to the Scooter Station website this bike has long-travel suspension, with the Hydraulic Tilting System. Equipped with headlight guards at the front and a tall windshield. At the cockpit, there is a cross-type handlebar, stem with its protection foam, hand guards, and behind, a generous exhaust outlet positioned in a central position.













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Old 11-15-2011, 08:01 AM   #6
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Obviously an evil plot put forward by the scooter tire lobbyists.
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:14 AM   #7
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O.k.
Simple question:
Why would this be allowed on the streets, but an ATV wouldn't?

Why are ATV's not allowed to be registered and ridden on the streets in the first place?

That is indeed an interesting looking machine. I've been known to fantasize about an MP3 now and again....but the price to power ratio has always kept me away from it.
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:08 AM   #8
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O.k.
Simple question:
Why would this be allowed on the streets, but an ATV wouldn't?

Why are ATV's not allowed to be registered and ridden on the streets in the first place?
It depends on where you live. Here in the UK you can buy street legal quads. There are two that ride up and down the main street near me on them. I think as long as they have lights and proper wheels you can register them for road use. The UK Government classes them as small cars and as long as they pass an MOT they're fine. Apparently the legislation started because there has become limited off-road sites in the UK and people were starting to convert their off-road machines to street use. So the government legalised it, with some restrictions.

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Old 11-15-2011, 09:18 AM   #9
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THAT looks like it could be good fun!

The Quadro as well.

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Old 11-15-2011, 09:30 AM   #10
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It depends on where you live. Here in the UK you can buy street legal quads. There are two that ride up and down the main street near me on them. I think as long as they have lights and proper wheels you can register them for road use. The UK Government classes them as small cars and as long as they pass an MOT they're fine. Apparently the legislation started because there has become limited off-road sites in the UK and people were starting to convert their off-road machines to street use. So the government legalised it, with some restrictions.


Woah! I had no idea you could do that in the UK.

As far as I know, we can't do that in the US at all.
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:41 AM   #11
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Woah! I had no idea you could do that in the UK.

As far as I know, we can't do that in the US at all.
Depending on the state, you can register them as a "utility vehicle" which basically means you need insurance and aren't allowed on highways.
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:42 AM   #12
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Woah! I had no idea you could do that in the UK.
You can do that in EU-Europe and Switzerland and ... little 3 and 4 wheelers are quite common.
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:50 AM   #13
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Woah! I had no idea you could do that in the UK.
We can indeed.....as I do.

Have a lookee...

From the crate.... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ight=hobgoblin

The quad saves the rally ....http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ight=hobgoblin

To North Wales .... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...holiday+bimble

Some years ago quads were only road legal under the Agricultural Vehicle regs with quite strict limitations on their use which pretty much prevented the non farmer from using them...they also had to have a rear differential too.

Just about the only good thing to come out of all the EU beurocracy is that quads are now legal on our roads...thanks to them falling into the 'quadricycle' class which is the same as the micro cars like the Axim and several others.
Technically,to be sold as road legal they have to be 20hp maximum but that`s at time of sale and not during all times of use....so things tend to,erm..'change' slightly soon after purchase.
Under these new laws even sports type quads can be made road legal and they can be registered without a rear diff too.
In UK helmets aren`t compulsory but they are in Europe.
Road tax in UK is the same as a normal car.
They need their own insurance as they can`t be added to a bike policy...unlike my Ural combos.
There are no restrictions on what type of road you can travel on.
Not all are legal for pillions but my TGB is homolgated for passenger carrying.


I really like the look of the 'off road' Quadro......hmm,I see another purchase coming up soon.....!
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:42 PM   #14
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In other parts of Europe, you can get street legal quads from the shop with 175hp: Modell "RC8" from http://www.eatv.de/com/modelle/modelle.php
If there is still a need to change them after purchase, there are some aftermarket suppliers too.
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:29 PM   #15
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Many mountain states allow quads to be modified for legal street use. You see them all the time in Montana. Not on the interstate, but just about everywhere else.
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