Thoughts on those 3 wheeled scooter come bikes ???

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  1. Charlie

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    Had a 500 Gilera for a year following shoulder surgery.Enjoyed it,never ridden anything that held the road so well,gives far more confidence in the wet.
    Did take some getting used to but shoulder recovered enough after a year to go back to a lightweight 750 Guzzi with more normal two wheels.Was fun though,have a test ride but remember secondhand bike licence only ones can be bought a little cheaper as more restricted customer base,good luck.
     
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    What do they normally weigh?
     
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    Not all of them can be ridden on car licences.
    It all depends how far apart the two wheels are.
    I can't remember the exact measurement but I remember reading about it a while ago in Motor Cycle News.
    I'm sure a clever person on here will know the answer.
     
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    My 300 cc weighs 235 kg dry so certainly no more than 250kg, which is heavy compared to most Motor-cycles.

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    My Triumph Tiger 800 weighs in at around 210kg, but it falls over if I don't put the stand down when I get off :blusher:
     
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    Think from memory the Gilera was about 250 kgs.
    I am not sure but think the designation LT( larger track) maybe.
    Is the one suitable for car license holders only,Any reputable dealer would know.
     
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    Thanks for the weight figures. Unfortunately they mean I can't carry one in or on the back of the motorhome.
     
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    Sorry should have written,towed it with a modified two bike motorcycle trailer,of course the other thing is you need 3 ramps!!!!!
     
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    If I go down the Trike route I would get an Ifor quad trailer with s full width ramp.
    I've held a full bike licence for over 30 years so no concerns on the licence .

    Hell these things are rare !
     
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    This is our 500cc which weighs 260kgs. Rides pretty much like a normal bike if somewhat a little less precise with the steering. Will be taking this instead of the GoldWing when we go abroad. In spite of the problems that some others have experienced I have gone for a Hydratrail Easilift with a beefed up towbar. I am due to pick the trailer up next week.
     
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    Belting bit of kit that is and in the best colour by far !

    Sensible says get a wee car... But the kid in me says get a 500 trike and a trailer which will allow us to take it to Spain.... Bugger this is getting harder ! (y)(y)
     
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