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Old 02-19-2013, 12:22 AM
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Default Re: Dopor 196cc Engine?

Originally Posted by bigbutterbean View Post
Its all up to the builder to decide what they want out of their bike and how to build it. What gives us the right to define someone else's bike? You want 200cc, go for it.
The law defines what is and what isn't in this case. 150cc and up is a motorcycle in California.
Slapping a 200cc motor in a bicycle effectively makes it a motorcycle. And it might just be my opinion, but I don't think I'm far out of line to say anyone's bicycle with a 200cc motor in it is a flimsy motorcycle/scooter.

No one has a "right" to put whatever engine they want on a bicycle and go riding down the road. There's a clear line between what is and what isn't.
Freedom only goes so far, and those who willingly take unfair advantage of it end up making it worse for many others in the long run.
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