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    Here's the photo of the CT-R110 I neglected to attach to my last post . . .

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    That looks like some wholesome good retro-fun.

    Speaking of which, the 2019 Super Cub has caught my interest lately...
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    I think the Cub and the new Monkey are going to be extremely popular, speaking of "retro fun." Many of us have fond memories of these bikes' predecessors from our youth, and the ~$4,000 price tag seems pretty dang reasonable. Love the styling of both bikes. You thinking of buying one? Not sure if they are slated to reach our shores . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmidtke09 View Post
    I think the Cub and the new Monkey are going to be extremely popular, speaking of "retro fun." Many of us have fond memories of these bikes' predecessors from our youth, and the ~$4,000 price tag seems pretty dang reasonable. Love the styling of both bikes. You thinking of buying one? Not sure if they are slated to reach our shores . . .

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    The Cub does catch my eye, I can't deny that. Sadly the days of brand new bargain bikes are gone, I was spoiled when the 600 Shadow carried a $5K MSRP and the Rebel was $3K. All that died when the recession hit and the dollar weakened...even though we've recovered/regaining the high MSRPs remain...so with my perspective I'd have a tough time meeting a $3700 MSRP for a bike that's half the former $3K Rebel. Meanwhile, Kawasaki's has their Grom-competitor Z125 platform at $3200-3400 depending on trim, still on the high side in my opinion but we'll see how sales fare against each other.

    One positive thing I can say about this: it's refreshing to finally see Honda sharing a motor between platforms, that decade of a dozen or so clones of various fender/pipe/wheel exchanges for different not-models of the VTX was an overly long yawn-fest (and their declining sales in that time is proof). The 750 Shadow line almost made this premise work, the Aero and Spirit were different enough but then they mish-mashed both of those to make the Phantom...the 750RS was the only truly different bike. The last time we saw engines shared in actual different platforms. Before that we had the 600 Shadow and TransAlp in the late-80's...so it's good to see that kind of shared engine variety once more. They need todo this with other platforms, because their model gallery is weak and in serious need of expansion.
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    Back to the topic~(I know, really??)

    Anyway, now that these 3 wheeled contrivances are becoming more popular, I am hearing more and more, that people are interested in them as a possible "safer substitution as compared to motorcycles."
    Now, we all know that motorcycles have zero crumple zones and that a rider's level of risk can only be controlled by exposure. The less exposure, the less risk. (Mathematically speaking.)

    But, how much "safety" do these new toys actually offer? They need computers to acquire/maintain stability. This we know. We've seen them on the freeways, darting around within their lane as the speeds are higher and bumps upset the chassis in a "triangular" energy direction. (Side opposite of energy source needs to tolerate the energy transferring to it.) This seems to be the cause of instability in these trikes. While the 2 wheel front/1 whl rear seems to be superior to the 1 whl front/2 whl rear, they still remain unstable at higher speeds.

    Some people that think these are as safe as 4 wheeled vehicles. They are not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NORTY View Post
    zero crumple zones
    Both the Spyder and Slingshot employ NASCAR-like full roll cages so they lack the crumple zone as well. If anything they offer the Dale Earnhardt effect...the news story does mention "head on" collision.
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    I still remember that Earnhardt crash video. It looked as if he just tapped the wall with the car's front end, but the impact was enough to end his life. Spooky . . .

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