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post #1 of 11 Old 03-20-2017, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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The JoyStick Bike

I saw this about a year ago.
I'm fascinated with this type of riding style.
Joystick controlled, electric motor, and pedal assist.
What more could you ask for.

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https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qhuya4nbp...ystickbike.mp4

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post #2 of 11 Old 03-20-2017, 09:59 AM
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I feel like if you're gonna ride a bike, it should be 100% a bike. If you're gonna ride a motorized bike, it should be a motorcycle. Same with those weird 3 wheeled cars/trikes that claim to be motorcycles.

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post #3 of 11 Old 03-20-2017, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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I used to think that way too....but then were would we get new inventions from if everyone thought that way?
I this concept is on to something.

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post #4 of 11 Old 03-20-2017, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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Was is a new machine if it not for others who thought differently.
New concepts and ideas are merely a combination of other machines used in different ways.....think about it for sec.

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post #5 of 11 Old 03-20-2017, 10:42 AM
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Cool idea but the first thing I thought is that guys gonna get crushed by a brain dead cager that doesn't see him

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post #6 of 11 Old 03-20-2017, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Agreed bout the "brain dead cager"...but it's no different than us being on a motorcycle.
Really if you think about it.
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I think that being that close to the ground is going to make you twice as invisible, your head is below shoulder level for all but the fastest of sports cars, even if a driver does a head check he's not going to look down because conditioning has taught him that there's no threat from down low

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post #8 of 11 Old 03-20-2017, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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voodoo:
you have a point.
But.....These kinda "contraptions" if you will, are made more for NOT interacting with cars in their territory (i.e. the roads and freeways) rather maybe this type of transport can be used as a bicycle, on bicycle lanes, traversing traffic "just like a bicycle" because, basically that's what it is in essence....nothing more than a recumbent bicycle with an electric motor.

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Looks like a helluva lot of fun!

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post #10 of 11 Old 03-20-2017, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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it does don't it?
imagine flickin' thru the sidewalk or the bike lane in that thing......like ridin' a freakin video game.
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Looks like a helluva lot of fun!

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post #11 of 11 Old 03-21-2017, 12:33 AM
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Much lower center of gravity, looks like it would be a blast.

I wonder how long before it becomes a electric hybrid. I think they have those down to where they regen on braking and assist on uphill.

As far as the safety goes, bikes like these have been around for a while, they put those big bright flags on a pole so you can see them.

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