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Old 02-07-2014, 01:43 PM
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Default Re: Long-term plans for long-distance rides

A couple questions:

1) Is the motorized bicycle choice for fun, or out of necessity (cannot drive for whatever reason)?

2) What speeds are you looking to travel?

3) How much are you willing to pedal if a breakdown occurs?

4) Local laws? I thought I read somewhere that NY is not motorized bicycle friendly, but that might be within NYC.

$2k is a very healthy budget. Unless you are wanting to go the motorized bicycle route just for the fun of it, I would just get a scooter or used motorcycle and not have the worries of saddle comfort or reliability.

But if you are looking for a motorized bicycle and would entertain a non-standard bike, how about a tadpole recumbent? That would likely be my choice for a long distance motorized bike. A tadpole with a 4 stroke Honda or clone should be rock solid.

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