Scooter with two front wheels?

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    Scooter with two front wheels?

    So I'm sitting at the light and up comes this fairly large scooter next to me. I take a quick look and then a double take. Wha? It had two front wheels! Anyone ever hear of this? A first for me.
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    Yeah, that is pretty strange looking.
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    These are sweet as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYcarry View Post
    These are sweet as well
    They are great if you want to go straight...try making a turn...you need a 6-lane road to turn around.
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    It's a Piaggio. Been around for a while. It leans in the turns (the front wheels are on a parallelogram type suspension) but at low speed it locks up so you don't need to put your feet down at a light. They get great reviews and with gas at $3.50 here, 70 mpg ain't so bad. Scooters are cool again.

    The one from NY carry is a Can-Am, and it's more of a motorcycle. Unfortunately underpowered and doesn't lean, leading to some interesting cornering.

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    A friend of my wife has one, they great fun to ride and I didn't have any problems at all making tight turns.

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    A trike is a trike. I am sure they are more stable then the ones with the wheels in the back, But I still prefer the old fashion 2 wheeler or the newer quads.
    Now if they would just make a quad with a double wide wheel base with the seat low down and a steering wheel, OH wait they do, its called a Lamborgini, I want one.

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    This is technically a trike, with a "tadpole", "taildragger" or "2F1R" (two front, one rear) configuration. They're WAY more stable than the traditional "delta" or "1F2R" style. Look up Vortex and Aptera for some other fun treatments.

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    Yeah, that is pretty strange looking.
    Yeah, it's for people that would like a motorcycle except for that they have no balance.



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    Quote Originally Posted by P7fanatic View Post
    Yeah, it's for people that would like a motorcycle except for that they have no balance.



    In some states you need a special license endorsement to operate a motorcycle but you don't need one to operate a trike. By putting a 3d wheel on a motorcycle, you eliminate the special license application & test etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P7fanatic View Post
    Yeah, it's for people that would like a motorcycle except for that they have no balance.

    Or who forget to put their foot down when they stop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadeye72 View Post


    Yeah, that is pretty strange looking.
    That's exactly it!! Thanks!
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