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The Piaggio Scooter

Discussion in 'Similar Vehicles' started by BigWarpGuy, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. Rob Croson

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    Depends on whether or not it is considered to have four wheels. If it has four wheels, it is an automobile, regardles of how you sit in it. Motorcycle are designated as having not more than three, and not less than two wheels. Do they operate with independent suspension? Or is it two tires munted on a common rim? In any case, the Dodge Tomahawk was never meant to be a production vehicle. It was a design experiment. IIRC it was only ridden once or twice, and I think the test rider said he thought it would be very dangerous, if not impossible, to really give it a good workout. Never made it over 100mph.

    Where it gets difficult is when you have three wheels. At that point, the classificaiton varies from state-to-state. It depends on factors such as seat/saddle style, handlebars vs. steering wheel, enclosed or open (and even what constitutes "enclosed"), windshield or not, airbags or not, etc.
     
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    This is a motorcycle:
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    it was -you can see how much of it is left, obviously it was yellow with aluminum trim
     
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    I pity the prospective motorcycle rider that tries to do their maneuverability test on that.

    I bet he wins a lot of the "last to the finish line" races, though.
     
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    Fixed it for ya.
     
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    At one time Vespa had a car; The Vespa 400.
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    I wonder what it would look like if they created an updated version of it? Perhaps bigger and heavier like the updated version of the Fiat 500 and the Mini Cooper? (just thinking out loud).

    I wonder how many other scooter companies have come out with cars? Scooter companies that one does not normally associate with cars?
     

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