Saw this in Mendocino California.

Oct 12, 2020,16:31 PM
 

The driver said it qualified as a motorcycle and was one of 100. He had driven it up the very winding highway one from San Francisco. 





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Ah! The Vanderhall Venice Speedster...

 
 By: India Whiskey Charlie : October 12th, 2020-16:45
www.roadandtrack.com

Thanks for the reference!

 
 By: Jke67245 : October 12th, 2020-17:03
He told us that as long as he was moving the rain blew over him, he didn’t get wet. Obviously that would not be the case waiting for the stop light to turn green!

Got to believe it sticks to the road...

 
 By: mdg : October 12th, 2020-16:57
...I have driven 1 many times...especially fun with a manual transmission : )

Can you even get one with a manual? [nt]

 
 By: India Whiskey Charlie : October 12th, 2020-17:03

To clarify, the 1 I referred to is highway 1...

 
 By: mdg : October 12th, 2020-17:13
...the car was a simple Mazda 3 with stick shift...

My take is that it's catagorized as a motorcycle due to omission of passive safety features like side crash beams, air bags etc. Yet, in California golf carts are now acceptable on public

 
 By: InDebtButOnTime : October 13th, 2020-17:12
roads (without wearing a helmet) which also don't have these safety features, presumably because they are now almost all electric. Additionally for trikes two wheels up front looks odd but but has handling and therefore some related safety advantages. No ...