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    Thumbs up This bike from Caterham looks interesting~

    While scrolling through Bench Racing and the Morning Reads I saw this-



    This looks like a lot of fun, has anyone seen one in person?
    More info here- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...otorbikes.html
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    First problem is those are the same tires they put on quads in the US. Not DOT compliant so getting it on road in the US would be an issue. I'm sure they make DOT in those sizes...
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    It'll probably be as popular as this was.....

    https://www.google.ca/search?q=yamah...0CBwQsAQ&dpr=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg View Post
    First problem is those are the same tires they put on quads in the US. Not DOT compliant so getting it on road in the US would be an issue. I'm sure they make DOT in those sizes...
    No turn signals either. BUT, precisely what "street" would you suppose you would want to ride that thing on anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    It'll probably be as popular as this was.....

    https://www.google.ca/search?q=yamah...0CBwQsAQ&dpr=1
    Actually the Yamaha TW200 (TW not the BW) is an excellent dual purpose motorcycle that is street legal, will exceed the non-interstate speed limit in any state except Texas, and is great in sand, mud, and desert scrub. Voni has one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Actually the Yamaha TW200 (TW not the BW) is an excellent dual purpose motorcycle that is street legal, will exceed the non-interstate speed limit in any state except Texas, and is great in sand, mud, and desert scrub. Voni has one.
    Yeah, the TW200 on 'roids It reminds me of my TW200 which is a hoot- all 16hp with a seat......well it needs a better seat for longer rides.
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    I'm not sure they really know what they're building; cars, motorcycles, or bicycles.







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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Actually the Yamaha TW200 (TW not the BW) is an excellent dual purpose motorcycle that is street legal, will exceed the non-interstate speed limit in any state except Texas, and is great in sand, mud, and desert scrub. Voni has one.
    Thanks for the pointer. I've been thinking about a light, street-legal dual purpose bike to take on our travels so I can explore the Forest Service gravel roads. That looks like just the ticket. I don't think my RT would do too well on gravel/dirt roads.

    More on topic...a guy I used to work with built a Caterham Super 7 or whatever they call it ( the car in the picture above). It was really nice but I couldn't fit in it at 6'5".
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    I'm looking at the frame... Looks like someone put some time and energy into the design. Very thoughtful and interesting. And different.
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    "If you want a Rokon, Buy a Rokon"
    Rokon= 1960
    Caterham= 21st century
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwrider88 View Post
    I'm looking at the frame... Looks like someone put some time and energy into the design. Very thoughtful and interesting. And different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lmo1131 View Post
    I'm not sure they really know what they're building; cars, motorcycles, or bicycles.







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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Actually the Yamaha TW200 (TW not the BW) is an excellent dual purpose motorcycle that is street legal, will exceed the non-interstate speed limit in any state except Texas, and is great in sand, mud, and desert scrub. Voni has one.
    Oldwhatshername had one. Rode the dickens out of it and loved it. I'd actually like to find another cheap for her to play on in the Tucson area.

    As to Caterham, if they put those energies in their F1 team, it wouldn't have gone the way of the dinosaur.

    and yes, I had skin in the game - I was a financial supporter so they coud affoird to race Abu Dhabi.
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    I remember those things from years ago. They looked like they would be great fun off road.

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