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The Auto Moto Could Be Your Next Ride

Auto Moto (Images courtesy TheAutoMoto.com)
By Andrew Liszewski

In today’s uncertain financial climate (I’ve really no idea what that means, I just heard it on CNN this morning) it might not be the best time to buy that new car you’ve been dreaming of. But you’ve still got to get to work somehow right? Why not give the Auto Moto a shot? It falls somewhere between a motorcycle and a car, but thanks to its 150cc high performance GY6 engine, it gets somewhere in the neighborhood of 83mpg. And unlike a scooter, it comes with a windshield and wipers providing you with a bit of protection from the weather. (Though not the temperature.)

Auto Moto (Image courtesy Crave) Given its compact wheelbase, I’m tempted to say that the Auto Moto looks like it’s ready to tip over at the slightest turn, but it features a unique tilting “rocker system” that ensures both rear wheels remain firmly planted on the road at all times. I was a bit skeptical of this claim, but the Auto Moto website features a video of it careening all over the road at relatively high speeds without it even coming close to tipping over. So I’m sold.

The Auto Moto will be available in the U.S. sometime in 2009, and since it’s technically not a motorcycle, you only need a standard drivers license in order to operate one. It also comes in your choice of nine different color schemes, features a sound system with MP3 player hookups and 4 speakers and has an MSRP of just $3,800.

[ The Auto Moto ] VIA [ Crave ]







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  • http://www.technology-guide.co.uk/ Tech News

    Givven its compact wheelbase, i'm tempted to say that the Auto Moto looks like it's ready to tip over at the slightest turn, but it features a unique tilting “rocker system” that ensures both rear wheels remain firmly planted on the road at all times. I was a bit skeptical of this claim, but the
    Auto Moto website features a video of it careeing all over the road at relatively high speeds without
    it even coming close to tipping over .So I'm sold.

  • http://www.technology-guide.co.uk/ Tech News

    Givven its compact wheelbase, i'm tempted to say that the Auto Moto looks like it's ready to tip over at the slightest turn, but it features a unique tilting “rocker system” that ensures both rear wheels remain firmly planted on the road at all times. I was a bit skeptical of this claim, but the
    Auto Moto website features a video of it careeing all over the road at relatively high speeds without
    it even coming close to tipping over .So I'm sold.

  • Athios

    I have to wonder what a giant pothole is going to do to this thing.

  • Athios

    I have to wonder what a giant pothole is going to do to this thing.

  • Danny

    I can tell you as an owner of this vehicle that the two rear wheels actually saved my hide a few times when the front end in the pot hole and the rear two just went right over it. If i would have been on a two wheeled scooter i would have probably dumped it.

  • Danny

    I can tell you as an owner of this vehicle that the two rear wheels actually saved my hide a few times when the front end in the pot hole and the rear two just went right over it. If i would have been on a two wheeled scooter i would have probably dumped it.

  • Rob

    After driving the Automoto I found it to be very slow and unsafe on PCH and the freeway. Slight incline, max 39mph. The company is shaddy and not on solid ground. All hype and ads are made up by the company owners for publicity.

  • robleym

    I just finished assembly. Took it out for a 12 mile test drive in the rain. MAN!!! This thing is awesome. Keeping down to the 40Kph break in speed is tough. Just way too much fun.

  • robleym

    I just finished assembly. Took it out for a 12 mile test drive in the rain. MAN!!! This thing is awesome. Keeping down to the 40Kph break in speed is tough. Just way too much fun.