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9/24/2013 01:00 AM EDT
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Caleb Kraft
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Re: no doors?
Caleb Kraft   9/25/2013 4:12:17 PM
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bikes do have crash ratings of a sort. However the government of the US categorizes vehicles differently. In order to be sold in the states, you have to meet the minimums of your class. Being 4 wheels and average car height, it will need at least a removable door (like jeep) to be sold legally. either that or a frame piece. 

 

What people want doesn't mean you can get it. The VW bus (bay window design) was available new in brazil until very recently but you can't import them due to safety concerns in frontal impacts. 

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p_g   9/25/2013 5:29:55 PM
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@celeb Kraft, Now I got your point from legal point of view and its very valid point.

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Caleb Kraft   9/25/2013 5:31:21 PM
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Yeah, totally a legal issue, but one they can theoretically get around by having removable doors. 

I drive an old VW bus but it was "grandfathered" in. 

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junko.yoshida   9/26/2013 11:22:01 AM
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@p_g. that's a good comeback. Well put!

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William Miller   10/1/2013 6:12:27 AM
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I first thought the doors were just transparent made of strong glass. EU Residents Travel Insurance

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