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My son is skeptical. But I say, lots of us have done that stupid "stop-and-drop" that makes you feel like a moron. This could be pretty cool. Low speed only - changes the rake angle.

And yet, it's another thing that might break.
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My son is skeptical. But I say, lots of us have done that stupid "stop-and-drop" that makes you feel like a moron. This could be pretty cool. Low speed only - changes the rake angle.

And yet, it's another thing that might break.
So could my ignition and fuel controls, but Honda seems too have worked that all out.

Honda's making it so easy that almost anybody can ride a bike. Even me. Combine the DCT with the low speed stability, and you have the ultimate city bike. I could see them putting both features on a slightly smaller bike, like the new Rebel 500, and kicking total butt in the urban cruiser market.

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I doubt we will see anything like this in small, inexpensive models like the CTX any time soon due to the cost but its definitely coming in the larger premium based models. Everything changes in 2020 due to all the mandatory safety and fuel efficiency requirements that take effect. Todays motorcycling will look nothing like motorcycling of the future. It will be interesting to see how many of the smaller manufacturers survive.
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That looks totally cool.
If it's a 1K upgrade from the base model, I'd get it...
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I say neato! Particularly for those with limited mobility who still want to get out and enjoy life but are only limited by their limbs. We got folks in this forum who swapped to a CTX because their legs weren't strong enough to stand up a heavier bike so this is a perfect evolution of a similar mindset.

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The attitude I'm seeing on just about every tech site that reported this, in their comments, can be summed up as "If you can't keep your bike up without help, you have no business being on one".

I'd love to see this on those 800+ pound leviathons like Goldwings, etc. I purposely don't want a big bike, because if it dropped, I'd never be able to pick it up by myself.
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The attitude I'm seeing on just about every tech site that reported this, in their comments, can be summed up as "If you can't keep your bike up without help, you have no business being on one".

I'd love to see this on those 800+ pound leviathons like Goldwings, etc. I purposely don't want a big bike, because if it dropped, I'd never be able to pick it up by myself.
Ahhhh, the blessings of a third wheel!!
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Ahhhh, the blessings of a third wheel!!
Whelp, I like the looks of some of the trikes, but 2 factors stopping that for me.

1. still young and healthy enough to comfortably ride on 2 wheels, as long as it's not my aforementioned 800+ pound leviathon

2. I have no space to store a trike. Need to build a garage if I want one.

And frankly, if I went 3 wheels, I'd most likely go sidecar, and probably get me an Ural
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