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The gyros are really only needed when you're stopped, or going very slow, or to keep you upright when something hits you. If they can withstand getting hit by a vehicle at 40 or 50 MPH, then I think they'll hold up to everyday use.
Actually, you're right about that. I guess I didn't really think it through.
With the Carver, if you are going in a turn and the tilting mechanism gives out, you are screwed! With the C1 if the gyro gives out, I guess there's no big deal until you come out of the turn and want to come to a stop.. then it would tip over.... but only after slowing down considerably or actually coming to a complete stop.
Dang, I'm tempted to put a down payment on one. But $25k is a lot of money. I would definitely have to test drive one of these before actually committing to a purchase.“Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads.”-Doc Emmet Brown--Back to the future
On a regular motorcycle, I could (most of the time) come to a complete stop before putting my feet down. I imagine it would be harder to balance a C-1 that way, though.
Come to think of it, the C-1 does have a hydraulic "center stand" that you could use, if you could keep moving until you found a place to park it.
Besides, it will have 2 gyros, not just one, so there is a bit of redundancy built into the design.
Wow the Elio looks very promising and especially for under $7!!!! I would gladly settle for the Elio for less than half the price of the other leaning vehicles and use the extra money to buy a motorcycle instead.
I have been following them daily since I discovered them here and I really think this is going to be my next car. To know that they already have purchased a plant here in the states is just so exciting!
I may seriously reserve one of these babies. Not sure yet, but I'm leaning strongly towards doing it.
Heck, July of 2014 is just next year! If they stay true to that release date, then I'm definitely in.
The only thing that gives me pause is that they may not stay true to that, and the release date will be pushed back again and again... 2015, 2016, etc.
Burn me once, shame on you. Burn me twice, and I'm a fool! lol“Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads.”-Doc Emmet Brown--Back to the future
its an ugly car. I wouldn't get one even its made in Louisiana.Dilbert Firestorm
It just needs a little black trim to set it off
I wish they'd make an electric one, but I get that it's faster and cheaper to make it with an ICE, and the mileage, simplicity and price are hard to beat.
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