Helmets

allde
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Helmets

Postby allde » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:05 pm

Are you required to wear a helmet if the vehicle that you are riding is registered as a car?

Spyders are registered as cars, a motorcycle license isn't required to ride them.

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Re: Helmets

Postby Chef » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:47 pm

They're not registered as cars
You require a motor bike licence to ride one but for some reason they put the large plates on.
If they were a car they'd need front and rear plates and seat belts

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Re: Helmets

Postby allde » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:57 pm

Interesting, I have been told several people that ride these, are on a car license.

Did a rego check at vicroads on one, they are registered as a Tricar.

You require a motorcycle license to ride a trike, no mention of a tricar on their site, that I could fined.

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Re: Helmets

Postby Day » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:51 pm

Their website states a motorcycle licence is needed in Australia - http://au.brp.com/spyder/shopping-tools ... ments.html

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Re: Helmets

Postby allde » Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:51 pm

Motorcycle License here in Vic, Car license is fine for these in Queensland, which leads me to my next question, If a Queenslander rode
one of these down to Victoria on a car license, are they breaking the law here in Vic?

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Re: Helmets

Postby Day » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:04 pm

Got a link to the QLD licence requirement?

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Re: Helmets

Postby freddie » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:50 pm

Helmet or no helmet those things are gayer than Liberace

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Re: Helmets

Postby Day » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:16 pm

:lol: :lol:

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Re: Helmets

Postby Hardy » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:46 pm

Australian Road Rules:

motor bike means a motor vehicle with 2 wheels, and includes—
(a) a two-wheeled motor vehicle with a sidecar attached to it that is supported by a third wheel; and
(b) a motor vehicle with 3 wheels that is ridden in the same way as a motor vehicle with 2 wheels;

So that sounds like a tricar is a motorbike if you are sitting on it like a motor cyclist sits, else it is a car if you are sitting in something resembling a car seat. If they are registered as cars, they would need to have seat belts fitted for all passengers in order to comply with ADR for motor cars.


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