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    Slingshot Driver Killed in Collision

    {EDIT} Not a slingshot but a Campagna T-Rex


    https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/...est-las-vegas/

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    Makes me wonder if these motos are any safer than their two-wheeled bretheren.

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    Campagna is contracted with Kawasaki and has always used the largest Ninja motors to power the T-Rex, so they can move at a good clip. They're light and open (on the sides anyways) so there isn't a lot of protection offered if they get T-boned.

    The article claims the Pontiac "turned in front of the T-Rex, which hit the front of the Pontiac before hitting a wall". This suggests a head to head contact but the nose of that T-Rex looks intact...judging by the damage & debris in the photo it's the rear/side and upper hood/lower windshield that got borked in the incident.

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    Forgive me my ignorance, but do these things have seat belts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmidtke09 View Post
    do these things have seat belts?
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    That pic looks like an airbag deployed?
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    It looks like somewhere along the way Campagna contracted BMW for their motors, they're not using the Ninja mills any more. Apparently folks aren't interested in paying $60K for a Kawasaki.

    Quote Originally Posted by thud300 View Post
    That pic looks like an airbag deployed?
    Judging by the interior shots I can't fathom where they would stuff an airbag.

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    A nerdy, expensive vehicle IMHO. If you want a bike, buy a bike 😆. I wouldn't want to be seen driving one. Just sayin' . . .

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    They've been around since the 1990's, they weren't as expensive back then either. The current ones are lighter than a Harley Tri-Glide. Even though they cost more I would consider a T-Rex before a Slingshot, it's a much better overall design. Realistically, I'd end up triking out an existing bike though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Shack View Post
    They've been around since the 1990's, they weren't as expensive back then either. The current ones are lighter than a Harley Tri-Glide. Even though they cost more I would consider a T-Rex before a Slingshot, it's a much better overall design. Realistically, I'd end up triking out an existing bike though.
    Shack--

    Makes total sense to me, especially in light of the economic aspects of the (potential) mod you refer to here, vis-a-vis "triking an existing bike." It's often said that riders my age (62) and older typically have problems with balancing a traditional bike, but I haven't noticed this personally--yet 😆

    The T Rex is just too much like a cage to me; hence my reference in the previous post to either buy a car or buy a bike. Totally different modes of transportation/riding experience in my estimation.

    I ordered my restomodded Honda CT-R110 (according to the builder, this two-year-and-counting project is almost done) because it includes an element of risk, e.g., "can this little bike really haul my ass to work every day and still get me home?"

    Very much looking forward to lots of wind therapy with this little machine, a 65 MPH street variant of the trail bike I could never afford when I was in high school (photo is of a similar bike my builder recently completed.)

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