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The DMV calls them motorcycles, does CSS consider them motorcycles and therefore eligible for training?

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Maybe this is only a half serious question, but I'm going to assume no, since it won't handle like a two wheel motorcycle. The visual skills would apply, of course, but no doubt lines, handling, lock on and body position would be different.

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The serious part is that we're considering getting one. I would never ride such a thing though. :D

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Even some 2 wheeled motorcycles are not always suited for track use.  I'm involved with facilitating some track days at a local track that's very tight and technical.  For safety reasons we often won't allow certain large and unsuitable bikes. I have had to deliver some bad news to people riding Hayabusa's with extended swingarms and lots of other bikes that would be too much of a safety issue for the rider themselves and others on the track.  Many of these would be fine on a less technical track. 

The school rents some really nice bikes.  Reserve one of those instead.

Another problem with the Spyder.  There's very few (if any) people using these on the track.  Some questions you might want answers to.  What pressure do you use?  Are there different tire options?  How does it react to a loss of grip? Do you use a motorcycle line or a car line?  Without answers to these you have the potential for lots of unpleasant surprises. 

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We were at the dealer today. They had the Spyder and Slingshot.

Sadly, I think one of these may find a way into our garage.

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Been riding on the streets legally for 36 years. Hopefully I can go another 36 years.

If I can no longer lean over on a motorcycle, I will retire to a convertible sports car.

That's just me.

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