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Street legal quads?
« on: 10/31/08 02:26PM »
So we have those weird scooters with 2 small front wheels, those can-am monstrosities and soon hopefully the tri-rod will be hitting the streets http://www.trirodmotorcycles.com/

Does anyone know if there are street legal quads in our future?  There are a lot of pros to having them street legal.  And obviously some cons too.

I think they'd be a new standard in sub compact size vehicles.  They'd be more efficient than cars and could carry more cargo than bikes.  But I wonder how stable they are at high speeds.  There are way more points to consider...

What do you guys know/ think?

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Re: Street legal quads?
« Reply #1 on: 10/31/08 02:59PM »
I like that tripod, but useless for lane sharing.  :'(

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Re: Street legal quads?
« Reply #2 on: 10/31/08 03:06PM »
Yeah, lane sharing is such a perk for us here in cali.  I'm worried about the can-ams and trirods (and future street quad) because any one can get on one and go.  They'd take the same risks as us but wouldn't have the skill level.  Scary combo!

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Re: Street legal quads?
« Reply #3 on: 10/31/08 03:15PM »
Love to get the KTM XBOW. Not a quad but bike acceleration at least.  Quads on the street would suck
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Re: Street legal quads?
« Reply #5 on: 10/31/08 03:44PM »
I meet the North America rep for these about a year ago at Cars and Coffee....


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Re: Street legal quads?
« Reply #6 on: 10/31/08 03:50PM »
When I was in Wyoming, I was talking too a guy that was driving his street legal raptor 700 on the street.  He said it was pretty cool to be able to ride your quad on the street(They don't have the same traffic problems that we have).  The only negative he stated was that you had to exercise ALOT of self control when riding.  No doing wheelies, drifiting around corners, riding onto somebodies yard to do donuts, jumping off of curbs, etc.  He only rode around town though not the hwy(speed limit is 75 out there).

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Re: Street legal quads?
« Reply #7 on: 10/31/08 05:00PM »
I was riding behind that white quad one night when I was on the freeway going towards HB. I rev my engine and said hi to him I was stoked

 

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