I got a kick out of the ads to the left. No way in hell any of those girls are from the little burbs around here. And, yes, I believe I could find a way to have fun on/in the Carver. It's two taste treats in one.
The thing looks like it would be a blast to drive and would give me the ability to ride year 'round in Colorado. Since we have real good service with the snow plows it's never the depth of the snow that keeps the bike in the garage, but the ice and real low temps (<10F). With three wheels you'd have the stability and full enclosure would enable one to handle the temps. Still wouldn't give up my motorcycle as primary transportation though.
I've been lurking here for nearly two years. Why this article stirs me to make my first post, I have no idea. Anyway, off we go...
Is the Carver interesting? Yes, but as long as we're talking about spending enough money for a small house on a cool toy, I think I'd prefer the T-Rex. It doesn't lean, but I think I could cope (subtle sarcasm is so hard to write -- how does Burns do it? No, wait, I said subtle. Never mind...) I like the layout better (2 wheels in front), and it's already available here in the good 'ol USA. Plus, if it's not quite up to your testicular standards, there are several companies that could EFI & turbocharge you to an even higher plane of permagrinned babbling incoherence. Me, I'd see if I could order one with a 'Busa powerplant. Take a look:
Aw, come on -- they have an optional windshield! ; )
As for the twisty track comparison, the claimed specs would seem to make it an all T-Rex show. The Carver (in the video, at least) is said to do 0-60 in 10 seconds, pull 1g lateral, and has a sub-700cc Diahatsu car engine. The T-Rex, 0-60 in 4.1, 1.9g lateral (that's just crazy), and the engine is from a ZZR1200. It's quite a bit lighter than the Carver as well.
It's still too much money, though.
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