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runnach
20-08-2012, 11:14
Been thinking about other means of transport for touring abroad, car is not an option, I gave up two wheels a long time ago, so I was thinking of something like this, anyone use same, pro's/cons ect?

Admin
20-08-2012, 11:18
for me it would have to be this (but I do have smart mania)

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baldybloke
20-08-2012, 11:21
Can Am do some interesting trikes, two wheels up front, one at the back....

maingate
20-08-2012, 11:40
A motorhoming couple we met at North Berwick had a small 'car' based on a Quad bike but with a roof. It was a very handy bit of kit and not so expensive to buy.

vwalan
20-08-2012, 11:44
quads are used by loads in the winter .but i think you need one with some sort of mudguards , and street legal. ideal for carrying twoand the shopping or water. of course you wouldnt want to play in the sand would you?

maingate
20-08-2012, 11:51
quads are used by loads in the winter .but i think you need one with some sort of mudguards , and street legal. ideal for carrying twoand the shopping or water. of course you wouldnt want to play in the sand would you?

Hi Alan,

The one I saw was street legal (had a numberplate). I think they said it was built in France but I am not sure. I did not take too much notice because it looked like it would not carry my dogs as well as us. :D

vwalan
20-08-2012, 11:55
yes there are several types out there .just make sure it can be registered .there are alot that cant get a certificate of conformaty. they can look very similar .but you cant reg them . i buy them and take to maroc they dont need cert there so you can make a shilling . but tax on import is high.

clarkpeacock
20-08-2012, 12:08
A motorhoming couple we met at North Berwick had a small 'car' based on a Quad bike but with a roof. It was a very handy bit of kit and not so expensive to buy.

Is this what you're thinking of? Qpod | Secma | Putting the fun back into driving | Fun Vehicles (http://www.qpod.co.uk/)

Deleted user 21925
20-08-2012, 12:15
There are quite a few makes of these quad bikes, unless you go for one of the big names like Honda/Kawasaki Etc. they can be very unreliable.

runnach
20-08-2012, 12:44
Food for thought here gents, some quad makes are chinese, wouldn't touch them with a barg pole, that said though, it's not a machine that would be used often.

I'm just thinking, easier on the pocket all round and, I can fab up a trailor for next to nowt. As for playing in the sand, of course, if oppertunity arose!!

Many thanks...........

Deleted user 21925
20-08-2012, 12:49
There were a couple of these at the Brownlow Arms the other week (where we are having our October meet). They had been towed behind Motorhomes. They look great fun, but are a bit noisy.

God I sound like me Dad!

maingate
20-08-2012, 13:26
Is this what you're thing of? Qpod | Secma | Putting the fun back into driving | Fun Vehicles (http://www.qpod.co.uk/)

It was nowhere near as sporty as your example. They look even better.

Runnach, you do not need a trailer or A frame for them if they weigh less than 750 Kg. just a towbar.

mariesnowgoose
20-08-2012, 16:58
Is this what you're thinking of? Qpod | Secma | Putting the fun back into driving | Fun Vehicles (http://www.qpod.co.uk/)

They look briliant, but way out of our budget (we're very poor northerners http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/sad/smiley-cries.gif (http://www.sherv.net/super.sad-emoticon-744.html))

vwalan
20-08-2012, 17:05
be warned towing them they become a trailer .
trailers with brakes fitted must work .
as the quad as brakes they must work . regardless pf the weight .
anyway the tyres would wear out rather quick .

but dont be put off by chinese . bmw make bikes in china have been for years . some are exceeding good quality . have a good look at them .you can soon spot the poorer ones . half the bike and car truck manufacturers in the world get alot of their stuff made in china .
i have had a chinese m,bike for 12 years now great bit of kit.

lotty
20-08-2012, 18:13
Been thinking about other means of transport for touring abroad, car is not an option, I gave up two wheels a long time ago, so I was thinking of something like this, anyone use same, pro's/cons ect?

I spotted a few folk with these in France this year. Being a bit of a biker chick I wouldn't have a quad, I have ridden them but dont like them, just not quite as secure in the corners as a bike for me. Oh and they are bloody noisy!
If you are going to go to the expense of trailers n stuff, why not a cheap smart car? Small, economical and if it rains you'll stay dry?

runnach
20-08-2012, 21:02
Just pondering folks, all of you have certainly opened my eyes to the lots of other options on the market............I'll probably end up walking! :D

vwalan
20-08-2012, 21:20
hi, i know you say you gave up twop wheels years ago .but if you kept your licence then i suggest a lifan dax style
LIFAN LF110GY-3 110cc MONKEYBIKE with FOLDING BARS DAX | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LIFAN-LF110GY-3-110cc-MONKEYBIKE-with-FOLDING-BARS-DAX-/200800607645?pt=UK_Motorcycles&hash=item2ec0a61d9d)
something like this . i have had my easyrider dax for years been a real good bike . my mate has thre lifan .i have had them ,i also have a lifan 250cc great bit of kit .carries two fat b-----ds very well. even encouraged my mate to buy one . but they only weigh 80kg and fit in on campers very easily if you have the payload .

caspar
20-08-2012, 21:49
The other option not yet mentioned is road legal buggies. Most have two seats, steering wheel not handlebars, more stable than a quad - a sort of half way house between the quad and the car mentioned earlier. If using in the UK, road tax tends to be high at 60.00 for 6 months, despite the fact they do 100+mpg. Hard to believe emissions warrant this!


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