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vincois
08-07-2008, 08:53 AM
Anyone seen this thing (http://www.cargobike.com/index.php?page=6)? Interesting concept.

RedPill
08-07-2008, 09:41 AM
New to me.

leekellerking
08-07-2008, 09:57 AM
Anyone seen this thing (http://www.cargobike.com/index.php?page=6)? Interesting concept.

Looks like a Honda Pacific Coast to me.

ed29
08-07-2008, 10:46 AM
Scooter drive train with a motorcycle seat. Cavernous compartment instead of a scooter step though. I think this is a good idea. The cargo is carried low and centered between the wheels. It is like a two wheeled min-van.

Jack Giesecke
08-07-2008, 10:50 AM
It looks practical and comfortable and it is an Aprilia, not some off the wall one off, so it's fairly affordable. I like it, or at least the idea of it.

n578md
08-07-2008, 11:15 AM
Looks like we're going back to the basics. Just not quite as practical as before though. Or maybe more? If you don't like and don't want shifting or driving on the highway?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3210/2741766880_b44b092d07.jpg

coupe930
08-07-2008, 11:17 AM
That looks like something that you could actually ride to the airport with your carry on luggage, briefcase and laptop. Leave your helmet and riding gear in the bike and leave on a business trip.

Of course the whole bike might be gone when you get back to town.

Patrick McDonald

donroger1
08-07-2008, 11:42 AM
Looks pretty cool.

Current price is 5990 euros or about $9200 for the 250cc model.

Capacity of 176lbs of cargo is quite impressive though.

sprale
08-08-2008, 09:27 AM
Current version:
http://www.scooterinsight.it/images/cargobike_7.jpg

Here's the early concept:
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r46/Motorbiker_photos/Mondial2007/CargoBike-1.jpg

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r46/Motorbiker_photos/Mondial2007/CargoBike-2.jpg

The Piaggio MP3 has something similar in the rear, and is much prettier:
http://www.scooterinsight.it/images/25%2520Mp3%2520400ie.jpg

pacman
08-08-2008, 09:44 AM
I like the CargoBike WAY better than the Aprilia mega trunk thingy. Actually, I think the CargoBike is awesome! I wonder if it's coming to the US?

I think it's the whole step-through deal that has always turned me off about scooters. This CargoBike and something like the Aprilia Mana look way more appealing to me.

sprale
08-08-2008, 09:46 AM
I used to ride scooters, but can't anymore. Every time I get on one, I feel as though I am going to fall off. I can't even lean one much in corners. I don't have anything to hold on to with my knees!

fast_yellow
08-08-2008, 01:22 PM
Is the 250 model capable of sustained highway speeds? Otherwise, it would be useless to me as a daily commuter bike. I do like the large cargo and low center of gravity concept though.

John Bennett
08-08-2008, 01:55 PM
I like it.

My tail trunk makes my bike wobbly when it's full of 20 pounds of ice and Shiner Bock.

I'd like to get that weight low and centered.

Sleepy Weasel
08-10-2008, 10:29 PM
I have no words for this picture:

http://www.cargobike.com/diaporama/images/k_diaporama.jpg

Chirpy
08-10-2008, 10:56 PM
Nice doggy, now hold still while I close...

DaveC
08-10-2008, 11:32 PM
But it has no stereo! :thumbd:

vincois
08-11-2008, 08:20 AM
I bet someone would shoehorn a subwoofer in to that thing. :rofl:

RedPill
08-11-2008, 11:36 AM
I have no words for this picture:

http://www.cargobike.com/diaporama/images/k_diaporama.jpg

All I gotta do is punch a few air holes . . .

pacman
08-11-2008, 01:38 PM
Anyone heard if this will be available stateside? I can't find any info.

Sleepy Weasel
08-12-2008, 09:58 AM
Anyone heard if this will be available stateside? I can't find any info.

I didn't know you had a dog.

ABlueCollarWoman
08-12-2008, 11:27 AM
The Burgman doesn't have quite that much cargo space but, it close and available in 400cc or 650cc. Bert goes grocery shopping with his!

ColGoodnight
08-20-2008, 08:26 AM
This looks like a development of an idea Honda had several years ago:

http://world.honda.com/collection-hall/globaldesign/tamago.html

Of course - of course - Honda didn't do anything with their good idea beyond this one-off Tamago show bike.

Tom

JustJ
08-20-2008, 10:02 AM
Looks pretty interesting and will appeal to those "practical" folks that don't ride because they can't carry anything - or, at least, they think that they can't. Can certainly see it's use for a quick run to the grocery store. And, as scooters are getting more popular here, I'd think it'd be a hit.

JustJ
08-20-2008, 10:05 AM
That looks like something that you could actually ride to the airport with your carry on luggage, briefcase and laptop. Leave your helmet and riding gear in the bike and leave on a business trip.

Hmmm ... I can do this on my Ninja ... tailbag + backpack = 3 days or so on the road. And there's free motorcycle parking in Terminal B at IAH. :-)

And I don't leave the jacket or helmet at the airport; it goes with me. TSA seems to handle it in stride.