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Wile E. TF

Whatzit?

Posted on 2008.09.25 at 17:47
Current Music: Randy Alvey - Green Fuz
I saw this in the parking lot at the grocery store today. Can anyone shed light as to what this is? I mean, it is obviously a motorcycle with three wheels, except with the two wheels in front, but... I have never seen anything like this. I looked closer and it didn’t have any particular company name on it, so I am puzzled.


Comments:


The Universal Dilettante
roadriverrail at 2008-09-25 22:12 (UTC) (Link)
Dunno what it is, but I've seen some high-performance crotch-rocket style versions of that kind of motorcycle. They're what the trendy assholes down here ride. I kinda wish I had one because they look like they're something out of Akira.
Jonathan
theservant at 2008-09-25 22:25 (UTC) (Link)
This looked more odd than trendy.
The Universal Dilettante
roadriverrail at 2008-09-25 22:31 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah. The ones I'm mentioning are really low, come in sports car colors, and have a form factor almost like a motorcycle humped an indy car.

Oh...here. It looked a little like this one:

His Imperial Highness, The Sieur d'Epique
the_epic at 2008-10-10 01:56 (UTC) (Link)
That is a Bombardier Spyder, and boy are they fun.
Chevalier St. Odhran, Abbot Saint of Waterford
weishaupt at 2008-09-25 22:37 (UTC) (Link)
There's nothing to see here. You can go home now.
Jonathan
theservant at 2008-09-25 22:48 (UTC) (Link)
Oh is THAT what they told you?
Chevalier St. Odhran, Abbot Saint of Waterford
weishaupt at 2008-09-25 23:22 (UTC) (Link)
Never mind what they told me, it's what I'm telling you. THERE'S NOTHING TO SEE HERE. IT IS JUST AN EXPERIMENT MOTORCYCLE THAT IN NO WAY FEEDS OFF HUMAN SOULS.
Jonathan
theservant at 2008-09-26 00:07 (UTC) (Link)
Then why does the gearshift move in non-Euclidean geometric patterns?
Chevalier St. Odhran, Abbot Saint of Waterford
weishaupt at 2008-09-26 00:17 (UTC) (Link)
All the new ones do that.
Jonathan
theservant at 2008-09-26 00:28 (UTC) (Link)
gearshift ph'thagn.
Hermione Granger
gimmelgirl at 2008-09-26 01:07 (UTC) (Link)
i was going to say paradigm gearshift....
Jonathan
theservant at 2008-09-26 01:11 (UTC) (Link)
That's better. I was trying to be Lovecraftian. I should have said R'lyeah gearshift neblod zin.
mrfares at 2008-09-26 05:25 (UTC) (Link)
Did an old one come out of the A&P with a bag of produce and zip off on it? It looks like one of those Lark scooters...which a man should never contemplate or risk certain madness!
Jonathan
theservant at 2008-09-26 05:52 (UTC) (Link)
Could be! Some of those bikers must be getting up there and maybe need an extra wheel.
uberconfused
uberconfused at 2008-09-26 06:11 (UTC) (Link)
for the win!
His Imperial Highness, The Sieur d'Epique
the_epic at 2008-10-10 01:57 (UTC) (Link)
That, sir, is a Piaggio MP3, and it is a scooter, 250 ccs and you can do all sorts of nifty things with it. You can back up for example (it has reverse) and an automatic transmission.

I know my bikes.
Jonathan
theservant at 2008-10-10 20:40 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! You do indeed know them. Cool!
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