heavy-duty bikes on freeways

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heavy-duty bikes on freeways

Postby omerojs » 13 Jul 2012, 16:50

Ok... so i found news about this and i wanted to share them..

"Local governments opposed to heavy-duty bikes on freeways: official"...
http://focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNews_Detail.aspx?ID=201207010019&Type=aSOC

they were suppose to allow big bikes on freeways by August... now its postponed until all local governments approve the law..
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Re: heavy-duty bikes on freeways

Postby Ducked » 14 Jul 2012, 10:43

"Heavy-duty"?

This can only make sense if its a reference to the tax paid, since I think you are referring to large shiny, essentially toy motorcycles with engines of >550cc capacity.

A 125cc 20 year old 2-stroke carrying 6 large propane cylinders really IS "heavy duty", but they aren't going to be on the freeway.

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Re: heavy-duty bikes on freeways

Postby Super Hans » 14 Jul 2012, 10:56

Damn. I was looking forward to my regular trips to to various points in Taiwan being expedited. Those big shiny bikes are not always just toys.
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Re: heavy-duty bikes on freeways

Postby rk1951 » 14 Jul 2012, 12:46

Ducked wrote:
A 125cc 20 year old 2-stroke carrying 6 large propane cylinders really IS "heavy duty", but they aren't going to be on the freeway.

I hope.


No! Only 550cc and up, but man I would hope to god Taiwan will get with the times and allow 250cc and up some day or at least 400cc and up.

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Re: heavy-duty bikes on freeways

Postby omerojs » 13 Aug 2012, 03:21

Hey I heard that the Freeways are opened now for heavy duty motorcycles.. has anyone seen one while driving on the freeway?
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Re: heavy-duty bikes on freeways

Postby rk1951 » 13 Aug 2012, 13:06

omerojs wrote:Hey I heard that the Freeways are opened now for heavy duty motorcycles.. has anyone seen one while driving on the freeway?


Really? No way! I drove to Taipei on Sunday and didn't see anything.
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Re: heavy-duty bikes on freeways

Postby Mucha Man » 13 Aug 2012, 13:58

One more hazard now to consider when driving. Sigh.

Just to be clear, I am not against big bikes on freeways. Just against bike bikes on freeways in Taiwan. :lol:
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Re: heavy-duty bikes on freeways

Postby tommy525 » 13 Aug 2012, 14:01

thought i just read that local govts are not approving and its stuck and the bikers will protest
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Re: heavy-duty bikes on freeways

Postby Belgian Pie » 13 Aug 2012, 14:40

I think that most accidents with heavy bikes happen on secundary roads, not freeways, but in Taiwan ... I might be wrong!
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Re: heavy-duty bikes on freeways

Postby Belgian Pie » 13 Aug 2012, 14:41

tommy525 wrote:thought i just read that local govts are not approving and its stuck and the bikers will protest


Until someone (politicians) can line its pockets than it will be good to go!
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