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Sonoran Sam

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Good point! Let's hope you're correct.
I kind of remember Mark was attempting to follow the "motorcycle requirements" and needed to add a center headlight (towards the middle of the grill area). I do think a "motorcycle" classification is the goal.

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Mark BEX

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I'm under the impression that the BEX Mongrel will be considered a motorcycle, not a car (as it has 3 wheels).

Motorcycle or autocycle, depends which State you are in, maybe sometimes drunk ...

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I have been heavily in negotiation for over a week with various projects that I can include the BEX into, don't worry about the quietness on my side, the project is not suffering in anyway.

I understand when posts go quiet that it can be signs of doom and gloom, nope, everything is fine, thanks for your continued support, means a lot
 

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I kind of remember Mark was attempting to follow the "motorcycle requirements" and needed to add a center headlight (towards the middle of the grill area). I do think a "motorcycle" classification is the goal.


Yes, silly law for an autocycle, but a law it is.

I will fill the 'normal' headlight hollows with low glowing lights, I think it will look very cool, while warning pedestrians and oncoming cars of the true width of the vehicle.
 

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If you don’t design/engineer the production model prototype to meet the “silly” USA FMVSS Motorcycle Certification requirements the BEX will not register and license in any State as the motorcycle classified 3 wheeler vehicle it is in the USA. Autocycle is not a vehicle classification but rather a legal term defined and legislated by a few States used to waive said States motorcycle licensing endorsement and helmet requirements. Autocycle definitions vary from State to State. Headlight spacing and height, turn signals, and even the lamps specified to meet the certification requirements was a time consuming redesign process for Arcimoto's FUV certification.
 
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