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Just read on "Delphi Forums" at "The motorcycle tourers forum" an article about wanting to ban all motorcycles in "Sweden" I think it was and that Europe was looking at the "vision"?

first I've heard of it ?

check it out and let us know what you think and what you may know of this proposal?:baffled:
 

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I've heard about this. Sweden is a crazy country, in that they try to ban anything that might save them haveing to patch up people in hospital.
 

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They will have to take my bike from my cold, dead fingers.

This bike protected by S&W.

I can see all the bumper stickers already!
 

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Hmmmm...guns in the U.K, now bikes in Sweden.
Maybe if we talked "Volvo" into making bikes things would change real fast ?!:baffled:
 

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With the price of fuel in Europe, I can't see a ban on mototcycles.

I was in Germany in 2003, it was common for motorist to shut off the engine at red lights. I think I was cussed out in German by an old woman in the car next to me for letting my enging run while waiting on a draw bridge! (I was driving an Audi diesel that got 55 mpg!)

One other thing I noticed, when at a red light, bikes can go to the front of the line. Try pulling in front of a truck of rednecks in the US!

Oddly though, you can't turn right on a red light!
 

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One other thing I noticed, when at a red light, bikes can go to the front of the line. Try pulling in front of a truck of rednecks in the US!

Oddly though, you can't turn right on a red light!
Same here, you can go to the front of the queue, but don't try the turn right thing, you will be "flat packed" before you know it, :goofygrin::goofygrin:and don't try turning left at a red, 'cause the police would take a very dim view. That would constitute "driving without due care and attention" which will get you some nice expensive points on your licence. If the police don't get you, the chances are the cameras will!!!

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Tonys96 wrote:
Hmmmm...guns in the U.K, now bikes in Sweden.
Maybe if we talked "Volvo" into making bikes things would change real fast ?!:baffled:
yeah... but can you imagine how ugly a volvo motorcycle would be... and then they would try to load it up with "safety" gear
 

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Volvo's experimental bikes in the 80s were discontinued because they couldn't figure out how to keep the airbags from blowing the riders off the bike.
 

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Volvo's experimental bikes in the 80s were discontinued because they couldn't figure out how to keep the airbags from blowing the riders off the bike.
Exavid, it took you a year but you finally came up with a funny one, HA !!!!!!:clapper:
 

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Volvo make a good looking "Semi-Tractor"(Truck)!:clapper:
 

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Doesn't every vehicle made in Sweden need to protect its occupant from a direct collision with a Moose...



Or is that just another urban legend ???
 

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Volvo make a good looking "Semi-Tractor"(Truck)!:clapper:
I really liked the looks of their early imports into the US, the models that looked like 1947 Fords. But since then they just say yuppie-mobiles to me. Their tractors are good looking.
 

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That "67" 2 door sports car they had , a guy is in the Guinness book for having over "1 Million miles" on his without a rebuild!:clapper:
 

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Are you talking about the Volvo P1800S?A sleek looking 2 door coupe with very slight tail fins.That's also the same car used on the old TV show called The Saint. Nice looking car even by today's standards and especially for Volvo's standards.

Vic
 

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Are you talking about the Volvo P1800S?A sleek looking 2 door coupe with very slight tail fins.That's also the same car used on the old TV show called The Saint. Nice looking car even by today's standards and especially for Volvo's standards.

Vic
Still see one or two of those over here and it always reminds me of "The Saint"

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Silverfox wrote:
Goldwinger1984 wrote:
Are you talking about the Volvo P1800S?A sleek looking 2 door coupe with very slight tail fins.That's also the same car used on the old TV show called The Saint. Nice looking car even by today's standards and especially for Volvo's standards.

Vic
Still see one or two of those over here and it always reminds me of "The Saint"

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Nope earlier than that, like the 1960 PV544.

 

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Goldwinger1984 wrote:
Are you talking about the Volvo P1800S?A sleek looking 2 door coupe with very slight tail fins.That's also the same car used on the old TV show called The Saint. Nice looking car even by today's standards and especially for Volvo's standards.

Vic
I think that's it, it had fins on a 45 degree angle, very sleek roof and hood! Pretty cool car especially way back then, when gas was 25 cents a gallon !:baffled:
 
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