March 23, 2009 at 2:44 pm #2631
So as many of you know I write for Thunder Roads Texas Magazine on the side with a monthly column. I got an email from my editor this weekend and I might be doing a test ride/review on the new GG Quadster.
This thing is a beast. Unfortunately, the price tag on it runs for $50,000 – as it has a formula one racing suspension. This would be awesome to have for a weekend! LOL Hopefully my magazine and the manufacturer come to an agreement for the review!!
Power: 167 HP
Torque: 96 ft lbs @ 8250 RMPs
Top Speed: 135MPH / 0-60MPH in 4 seconds
Braking 60MPH to 0 in less than 100feetMarch 23, 2009 at 3:24 pm #17259CandiceParticipant
HOLY CRAP! I like the color. Are you suppose to ride that in traffic or is this for off road?March 23, 2009 at 3:26 pm #17260
It is street legal and it is meant for on road traffic. Hopefully I will be able to test ride it soon. It’s supposed to have the same weight to power ratio as a Corvette.March 23, 2009 at 3:37 pm #17264CandiceParticipant
Cool. I hope you will be able to test drive it. Will keep my fingers crossed for ya!March 23, 2009 at 4:07 pm #17268eonParticipant
While I am sure testing it would be fun, would you buy it?
I am skeptical about this thing. I don’t see it appealing to bikers or to car enthusiasts. The market for it must be very small. Also I’m not sure what they mean by F1 suspension. Given that F1 cars generate tremendous down force on billiard smooth race tracks, I’m not sure the suspension would be suitable for our roads (at least not the ones near me!).
If you want open air 4 wheel fun check out the Caterham 7 for $46,125.
Engine: 2.3 litre Cosworth Duratec
Max Power (bhp/rpm) 260bhp @ 7500
Max Torque (lbs ft/rpm) 200 @ 6200
0-60mph 3.1 Seconds
Top Speed 155mph
For $15,000 more you can get a version that does 0-60 in 2.88 seconds!!March 23, 2009 at 4:28 pm #17271RidleytheRedParticipant
I remember seeing a trike with 2 in front one in back, called a spider something I think. Cool liitle thing though, might be fun to ride ,but the $35K pricetag said no.March 23, 2009 at 5:20 pm #17276Clay DowlingParticipant
Is what you’re thinking about. The cycle shop nearest to me has three of them sitting in their showroom. Don’t know if they’ll move or not. For that kind of money, I could have a really awesome motorcycle, and I think I’ll have more fun on two wheels anyway.March 23, 2009 at 5:52 pm #17280
Yea – according to the manufacturer its definitely not a mainstream bike. It was meant for those people with extra cash and toys – which sux for us regular guys/gals.
No I would not buy it personally as I dont have that much disposable income laying around.
This is probably more of a status symbol than anything.March 24, 2009 at 1:16 am #17302MunchParticipant
Umm…. I run those when I was a kid….we called them 4 wheelers and were a tenth of the price. You want open air and 4 wheels get a convertible. You even get a multitude of color options , cup holders, oh yea and the ability to put the top down for the sudden rain storm. Sheesh, can’t the fluff and stuff find other things not to screw up? First they turn Jeeps into H3 wannabe’s and now this…..March 24, 2009 at 12:54 pm #17306
For that price yes a convertible is probably a more viable solution. The market target for this are the rich middle age men who already has the convertible and have extra cash.
According to the manufacturer it is for those people who want to turn heads – again – a middle age crisis syndrome LOL. Definitely just a toy. Fun to be able to test nonetheless.March 24, 2009 at 1:45 pm #17308Clay DowlingParticipant
Me, I’d buy a BMW z3 or z4 long before I bought that. But yes, it should be a lot of fun to play with.March 25, 2009 at 12:47 am #17312AmorylParticipant
yeah, the CanAm Spyder. sweet…trike thing, I’ve seen a few of them around up here, and we’re Harley country…
they look fun, but I’ll take 2 wheels for cruisinMarch 25, 2009 at 12:52 am #17313AmorylParticipant
I’d love to see a race with those, though likely it’d be more of a drag race than a twisties, I gotta wonder how those things handle at speeds on the turns.March 26, 2009 at 2:35 am #17317MunchParticipant
Ok this is bothering me. Anyone who has ever ridden and I mean ridden a 4 wheeler knows how quick a real 4 wheeler can turn especially on the black top…. and how you suddenly become that lil kid on the “merry go round” that couldn’t hang on. I don’t care how much of a suspension you got on that thing, how are they planning on keeping the rider in the middle during turns?April 13, 2009 at 2:39 am #17700SantaCruzRiderParticipant
Was in Palm Springs last week and was amazed to see a bunch of brand new 3-wheel Spyders cruising around. But then I found the source — a local shop that owns a bunch of them and rents them out to vacationers.
I have no doubt that a fair share of their sales will be to rental shops and you’ll see them popping into your favorite resort town as well.
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