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Would You Want a Motorcycle-Car Hybrid?

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This isn't the first time auto-makers have tried to design a motorcycle-car hybrid, but as "Top Gear" showed us a few years back, the Reliant Robin was hardly practicle. We really hope Lit Motors Inc. improved on that, because they're attempting to develop a new breed of motorcycle-car hybrids. Fortunately, developers say it'll take a baby elephant to knock this one over.

The Lit C-1 is technically a motorcycle, as it runs on two wheels, but has a chassis that looks a lot like a smart car. The vehicle uses a system of sensors and gyros to stabilize the bike, even if it gets it, and has built-in "smartphone" technology that keep it up-to-date on traffic and weather. It also uses an electric motor. Lit explains, "We are reinventing the motorcycle and rethinking the future of commuting to create green jobs supporting a sustainable future." They should be hitting the streets in 2014. Want one?

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  • PAUL F 2012/06/09 19:40:00
    Yes
    PAUL F
    +4
    If there is a way to carry 2 people!
  • Ramón 2012/06/09 19:33:00
    Yes
    Ramón
    +2
    Gimme one now! A three wheeler that tilts in the direction of travel and has wheels that are articulated on the vertical axis. Yes!
  • chas 2012/06/09 19:00:56
    No
    chas
    +3
    Interesting although ! I still like tradition. 1981 Honda 400 Hawk
  • brittany 2012/06/09 18:52:18
    Yes
    brittany
    +1
    if it's the same price as a motorcycle then hell ya!
  • Laura 2012/06/09 18:04:42
    No
    Laura
    So basically its a very narrow car? Dont personally see the point...
  • Firefly 2012/06/09 17:42:06
  • demon Destroyer aka Bash 2012/06/09 17:37:43
    Yes
    demon Destroyer aka Bash
    +1
    I like having things other people don't have.
  • Posha King 2012/06/09 17:18:52
    Yes
    Posha King
    Innovation is always good. Just let the market decide what out will bear. Then we're more likely to get quality and safety.
  • deadlyangel21 2012/06/09 15:59:32
    No
    deadlyangel21
    +1
    I'll keep the motorcycle and car separate to be honest. Have fun with yours though! :)
  • Ramón deadlya... 2012/07/17 02:43:58
    Ramón
    +1
    I sold my first bike to buy food for the family. I waited to buy another because we always lived from payday to payday. My ex went ballistic (mentally speaking) went 21,000 in debt (and those were the bills I found), and then left the family. When the financial and emotional dust had settled, I had enough money to buy a new motorcycle. It is now paid off. I enjoy riding it with my new (and lovelier, faithful, Dr. of a) wife. Problem is she is too small and not strong enough to hold the bike upright when stopped, so a three wheeler would be great for both of us.
  • Nonpartisan 2012/06/09 15:54:50
    Yes
    Nonpartisan
    +2
    Yes, I would like to try it. It certainly looks good for the general purpose trips that I would use a motorcycle for and would be much nicer in the winter weather. It might even make a nice vehicle to travel in, however: I might get claustrophobic if I could not open the windows.
  • nanmx 2012/06/09 15:10:58
    No
    nanmx
    +2
    Yeah, I'd like to be driving this in a Minnesota blizzard.... NOT! This thing is a death trap unless you're just driving it down the road to the Dairy Queen or something... anything hits it and you're dead as a doornail!
  • nanmx nanmx 2012/06/09 15:19:57
    nanmx
    +2
    Oh and by the way, where do you put the groceries, the kids, that large item you just bought at the department store... the seamless, glossy advertisement forgets all that.... quite impractical I'd think...and believe me they didn't come up with this as a replacement for the motorcycle, they're dying to get you out of your car so they can control you better! Lightrail's even better because you can only go where they decide to lay tracks...
  • Wahvlvke nanmx 2012/06/10 12:57:22
    Wahvlvke
    The trailer accessory, of course.
  • AskZilla nanmx 2012/06/12 03:06:28
    AskZilla
    That's the first thing I thought when I saw this silly vehicle. Where do I put all my crap? But that is the very reason you don't see many motorcycles or very tiny cars on the road in the first place.
  • Wahvlvke nanmx 2012/06/10 12:56:38
    Wahvlvke
    Come on ... it would be fun right up to the scene of the first accident.
  • endthefed.soundmoney 2012/06/09 14:45:15
    Yes
    endthefed.soundmoney
    +1
    but, a Hybrid Air car would be the bomb!
  • nanmx endthef... 2012/06/16 16:45:37
    nanmx
    You go for it, I'll stay with my Lexus!
  • nanmx nanmx 2012/06/16 16:49:10
    nanmx
    But the bad news is if they can get enough morons to drive these Bicycles with a Bubble, then the case will be made that the rest of us have to abandon real cars because they are a dangerous hazzard for the "Bubble" (should be their name)...as soon as an SUV hits a Bubble and a child dies in the Bubble....the lying media will go wild with round the clock hate for the car (not their own of course but all yours!)
  • endthef... nanmx 2012/06/17 06:08:53
    endthefed.soundmoney
    The Air Car is not a bubble

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
  • AskZilla 2012/06/09 14:25:10 (edited)
    No
    AskZilla
    +1
    For the memory of a lifetime, recall, recall , recall, .......RECALL....

    I like to carry too much crap around with me, rendering a vehicle like that inappropriate for my lifestyle. Want to bring your briefcase or laptop? Too bad so sad. Want to bring a change of clothes and shoes? Too bad so sad. Want to bring your duffel bag? Too bad so sad. Want to bring your blanket or sleeping bag for the park or beach? Want to have space for recycling the beverage containers you contracted with at a local business? Too bad so sad, etc...
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/06/09 14:23:22
    No
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +1
    Too expensive
  • Dave 007 2012/06/09 13:00:20
    No
    Dave 007
    +1
    Only because the price they charge will be as much as a Camry or Accord.
  • gidianedwards97 2012/06/09 06:22:08
    Yes
    gidianedwards97
    Im in
  • Charu ∞ijm♥∞ 2012/06/09 04:33:48
    Yes
    Charu ∞ijm♥∞
    For a female wearing a dress/shirt I think it is cute!
  • wtw 2012/06/09 04:33:32
    Yes
    wtw
    LOOKS great
  • Jen 2012/06/09 04:32:41
    No
    Jen
    +1
    I never want a motorcycle, Period! They're far more dangerous on the road than a car, truck or SUV.
  • Wolfman 2012/06/09 04:29:58
    No
    Wolfman
    +4
    I already have one.

    kawasaki mule

    Oh, you mean to drive on the road. No, it would be a deathtrap.
  • BoomLover Wolfman 2012/06/09 22:47:12
    BoomLover
    +1
    ...got one of those, only mine is the 610...red...about a 2007 model...
  • Wolfman BoomLover 2012/06/10 03:17:18
    Wolfman
    Do you want to drive it on the Interstate?
  • dragon88 2012/06/09 02:49:24
    No
    dragon88
    +3
    Only if I was gay.
  • AskZilla dragon88 2012/06/09 14:32:34
    AskZilla
    You're bi aren't you?
  • srini 2012/06/08 23:40:49
    Yes
    srini
    +2
    Scooter-car hybrids aka "autorickshaws" have been available for years--at least these have a bit more speed/zip!
  • Sister Jean 2012/06/08 22:44:52
  • Freedom 2012/06/08 22:33:06
    Yes
    Freedom
    +1
    Sure, why not? I love all of these funky futuristic looking vehicles.
  • Ryoka∞Boy 2012/06/08 21:50:43
    No
    Ryoka∞Boy
    +4
    I mean sure from an enviromental aspect it's pretty cool but not as cool as this...
    enviromental aspect pretty cool cool
    <3
  • AskZilla Ryoka∞Boy 2012/06/09 14:33:17
    AskZilla
    +1
    It may be 'cool', but that's what you call a death trap if there ever was one.
  • Ryoka∞Boy AskZilla 2012/06/09 15:06:51
    Ryoka∞Boy
    Well,true but oh well.
  • rosebud 2012/06/08 19:02:10
    Yes
    rosebud
    Would be very cool!
  • whateverbabynevermind 2012/06/08 18:48:34
    No
    whateverbabynevermind
    +1
    I'm good with this.
    audi

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