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Cars of Futures Past: Peraves EcoMobile / Monotracer

Posted December 17, 2013 8:00 AM by dstrohl

Those with a background riding motorcycles understand one simple truth: Compared to cars, motorcycles simply deliver more entertainment value. They generally accelerate more quickly than automobiles, stop in shorter distances, involve the rider in the environment instead of isolating him from it and even deliver better fuel economy. In inclement weather, however, the enjoyment of riding a motorcycle is offset by the inconvenience of perpetually impaired vision, potentially frozen extremities, and the misery of wet clothing, even under the best of rain gear. The ideal commuter vehicle, then, would be one that exhibited the positive aspects of a motorcycle, while negating its drawbacks. By that definition, the forward-thinking Peraves EcoMobile and its modern equivalent, the Peraves MonoTracer, may qualify as the optimal daily driver.

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12/17/2013 1:54 PM

My brother in law, a surgeon, has a nickname for motorcycle riders: organ donors.

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12/18/2013 4:25 AM

Id have to say his wrong,
at the stage of a motorcycle accident, most of the organs would be so badly injured they would not be worth donating.

Motor cycles can be a route to danger, but we are all going to die, have fun doing it I say.

ive know more people trip over steps, hit there head on the ground and die than have died in motor bike accidents.

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12/18/2013 9:57 AM

I would have to disagree with you. In motorcycle accidents the head and the extremities are the items which are most likely to suffer, followed by the spine and chest. The liver and kidneys are likely to be in excellent condition, and I suspect that the majority of hearts and lungs will be, as well.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3217482/

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