mine’s practically the same spec, except cloth seats, and didn’t even come with a tape deck. i’ve been lucky on that coolant pipe, though my radiator decided to spring a leak last summer...i was already chasing a hot start problem, so i did that, the thermostat and the main coolant hoses at the same time, along with… Read more
i will second this. we’ve been running the cardo G4's for awhile, and while i don’t do a lot of talking on the bike, the only one that was even able to tell when i was talking while riding is my better half (who also rides). we also set the kiddo up with a q3 for when she’s along. Read more
Earther subsection of gizmodo, maybe
main use of launch control on something like this maximizing acceleration while preventing you from looping it. there’s a good general article here: https://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/motorcycles/a25160/motorcycles-learning-to-save-you-from-reckless-riding/
or at least...back to what the pre-lawsuit roxor looked like.
not entirely defending it, but i suspect at least some of it is to make it more difficult for lawmakers to close the loopholes they’re using for some states that otherwise wouldn’t allow it.
Ghia has a bit more space to work with in the engine compartment over the type 1 too. There was one that ran in the “renn kafer cup” class at some of the shows...I want to say it was doing 10's in the quarter mile, and he finally moved to straight drag racing instead of the show/go class and went even faster. (Mike… Read more
More power is available reasonably easily, though it costs. Most, if not all, of the hop up stuff for beetles is equally applicable to ghias, and the significant displacement changes are possible (up to ~2.3L is doable in the type 1 blocks, up to 2.6 in type 4), with not a lot of weight to move.