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Old 06-06-2009, 09:36 AM   #1
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Three wheeled motorcycle concept

Music is not so great, but interesting idea. Someone posted this to the Duc list I am on. Some interesting discusions...

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Old 06-06-2009, 09:40 AM   #2
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Old 06-06-2009, 09:41 AM   #3
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Old 06-06-2009, 09:42 AM   #4
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Old 06-06-2009, 09:49 AM   #5
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You got to admit, it's an out there idea. I would be concerned about my foot that close to the drive wheel.

Some odd effects on countersteer also I imagine. No wheelies...

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Old 06-06-2009, 11:01 AM   #6
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ya...because two wheeled machines don't require near enough maintenance.....lets add some more parts. and did you see that squidly robot cutting across two, three lanes at a time? jeez!
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WHAT about YAMAHA's TESSERACT?? that is sweet machining there

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That would probably be alot of fun. I spoke to a guy that rode an MP3 out in Monterey. He said he could out run a lot of people downhill on his scooter with the dual front wheels. The stability advantages would be very nice. One tire starts to slide, the other catches.

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ghey,

i would think the added length would make it more difficult to track it.

plus, although im sure it's miniscule, but rolling resistence?
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what would be the point of that? trike i can understand but 3 wheel inline?
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what would be the point of that? trike i can understand but 3 wheel inline?
You'd have more grip in turns and with the drive wheel in the middle you could accelerate really hard, while leaned over with out wheelieing or lowsideing so easily.
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You'd have more grip in turns and with the drive wheel in the middle you could accelerate really hard, while leaned over with out wheelieing or lowsideing so easily.
hmmmm interesting
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Great, more money on more tires. Hope this catches on when I am old and no longer ride.
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Ghey. WHere does the wheel in the middle travel when it hits a bump?
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You'd have more grip in turns and with the drive wheel in the middle you could accelerate really hard, while leaned over with out wheelieing or lowsideing so easily.
That's the first thing that I thought of.

Concepts are suppose to be radical. Sometimes designing stuff off the wall like that brings about new ideas that can be used on conventional bikes.
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I would think the center drive wheel would be bad. More likely to lose traction when the wheel grips, the body comes down in torque; the rear axle between the front drive wheel and rear wheel wont allow the front to grip.

On hard braking so long as the wheels touch the ground evenly it should be dramatically improved.

But if it aint broke dont fix it.
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Traction would be greatly improved, powering the two rear wheels would help solve some issues but working out the suspension is probably an engineers nightmare.
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Anyone notice the rear wheel turned the oposite of the front!


FTW. Id like to see how it handles (or doesnt)


Kinda like 4WS on the older preludes... cool stuff.
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