Benelli Car-Bike Hybrid offers best of both worlds

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Benelli Car-Bike Hybrid best of both worlds

Car-Bike Hybrid offers of both worlds

The Benelli is one of the most interesting new concepts in transportation for many years a two-wheeled cabriolet scooter more collision and weather than any other available two yet all the parking, accessibility and agility of a small motorcycle. In European where parking and road is limited, this type of hybrid is beginning to get a lot of attention as are exploring new, more types of personal transport.

immense credibility to the cause of the scooter is the BMW C1, designed by BMW specifically to the space problems of European and the inherent two-wheeled disadvantages of and crash protection.The C1 is remarkably to the Adiva in appearance, and comes with crumple zones, and a crossover seat belt which BMW warrants make it is as as a car in a head-on collision.

Bikes as the C1 BMW and Adiva are plentiful on roads in the UK, Germany, Italy and Spain, and are there with a variety of including sound systems, seats, sunroof and mobile holder. Unfortunately, disagreement on is likely to prevent the C1 from the Australian marketplace. BMW designed the C1 to be without a helmet, and Australian will not budge on its requirement it is technically a motorcycle and must be with a helmet.

Accordingly, the C1 is unlikely to ever to market in this country. So if you the concept of the enclosed motorcycle, the is the only game in town at the experienced motorcyclist, by far the most difference between the Adiva and else on two wheels, is the protection the elements — when it motorcyclists and their passengers get wet in two ways — the rain sweep in front of them as traverse through the air, and the that falls on them they are at traffic lights and

The Adiva largely eliminates types, and although there’s limited splash from the sides of the windscreen and adjacent (when the road is really the problem of getting wet is largely keeping with Benelli’s of innovative two-wheeled design in times (watch for an upcoming on the Benelli 900 roadster), there is far to the Adiva than meets the

The motor is a 150cc overhead cam which offers good thanks largely we suspect, to the Variable Transmission (CVT). right — the engine in a narrow rev range and the transmission varies.

That way, the can continuously operate at high and hence the good fuel figures. Overseas test suggest 25-30 kml (75-90mpg in old can be achieved by the Adiva, but few magazines Italy have had their on an Adiva, and we suspect the figures helped by the lower speed of Milan and Rome. We averaged 20 kml (60mpg), which is still far than you’ll achieve in with four wheels, but not as as we’d hoped for.

We rode the machine between the 500 km and km range of its life, so perhaps the still-tight motor beds in a the Adiva’s figures might get better.

Riding a motorcycle the wind in your face and a CVT is an interesting experience. You look at the speedo, note that travelling at the legal limit, and go to riding. Next time you back, you might be doing — in some municipalities of the that’s a lose-your-license offense.

speed creep happened a lot in the stages of getting-to-know the Adiva the speed of the Adiva can increase the engine speed increasing. On a with a conventional transmission, the cue to a of speed is a corresponding change in revs.Once I got used to the Adiva, the variation problem was easily by frequent glances at the speedo, there’s one thing you will get used to on the Adiva, and that’s the you get.

This humble scribe has involved with testing and cars for 25 years and in that I’ve driven and ridden everything of note and NOTHING heads like the Adiva the roof on.It is laugh-out-loud — people point the footpath as you ride down the and it isn’t an isolated incident to see groups of people turn in as one of their throng exclaims upon sighting the Adiva. it in a built-up environment and you suddenly people around you asking

Everyone notices the Adiva, it safe to ride because watches it until it is out of sight no kidding! The motorcycle-car hybrid is actually quite a good way of at the Adiva — during the session, photographer and rider two-up around several for several hours, discussing locations, commenting on different of the Adiva, and — we were finished when it occurred to us we’d been having a conversation, just as we would in a and we hadn’t had to shout or ask anything to be

The windscreen and roof completely wind-roar around the helmets and good communication with the or — we suspect there’d be no with a hands-free mobile or sound system. The speaker are already installed in the Adiva and there is a nacelle designed to a radio/sound system too. people asked during the whether the bike was top-heavy or — it may look it, but it’s

Indeed, apart from slightly more susceptible to the windscreen and roof appear to no difference to agility or handling.Acceleration of the is comparable with most cars up to 60kmh after the car can accelerate past — the point to make here is the Adiva is transport for a built-up

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It will happily cruise at and can handle freeway conditions, but it have anything more to once it has reached 110kmh and only see 120kmh down a gradient. Around 60kmh and zones, it is in its element, but despite the of luggage space, don’t go to go touring on the Adiva — it is a machine which will light of commuting duties, even delivery duties, but not the road.

Potential buyers who are a scooter because they want the mechanical upkeep of more performance-orientated, will be to know that one of the primary criteria for the Adiva was low-maintenance The Adiva is new to this country but overseas suggests Benelli has those goals and it should be for the inexperienced.

The Adiva should also to people looking at it as a commuter on the that it is easy-to-ride. It has a very turning circle — so that it makes light of traffic snarls, even it is marginally wider than average two-wheeler. It is extremely and can be ridden by anybody who can ride a — the brakes are both disks, and are exactly the same as on a bicycle — right-hand and left-hand rear.

Then a throttle and the CVT offers the equivalent of an transmission, so as far as mastering the primary that’s it.The disks and fat tyres of the scooter offer bonus — great and good road-feel when under crash conditions. It does brake quickly as good as a motorcycle and it’s going to be going more 100kmh anyway, which help.

Transforming the motorcycle roofed to unroofed is a ten second, job. The only disadvantage of the roof off is that it cuts space in half — cavernous to okay. That’s a trap with the bike you can load up so much stuff the boot, that you may not be able to put the away if you don’t pack carefully.

The other space is the height of the roof, which things very cramped if the or pillion is taller than One question which was asked of me at once a day while I had the bike was How does it cost? Most see the obvious benefits of the machine as a and wish to assess its viability as a option.

The answer of AUD$9950 seemed to a lot of people.

Perhaps that’s most people were and had no idea how the price-point compares to two-wheelers.

Personally, it was a great to ride the bike — it was safe, very comfortable and economical transport, with the advantage that it brought status whenever it was parked.

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