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There's an ad the pops up in a sidebar for the R18 BMW. One of the listed features is an open driveshaft??
This is a FEATURE? Sounds more like a liability to me. Just wait till someone gets something caught in the spinning driveshaft and goes down. Seems to be backwards thinking to me.


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There's a write up about that bike in the latest Rider magazine, but I've not read it yet. I know that even on a bicycle, if you get a shoe lace caught between the chain and sprocket it can cause a crash, so I can't imagine any company allowing that kind of "liability" out on the road.
 

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There's a write up about that bike in the latest Rider magazine, but I've not read it yet. I know that even on a bicycle, if you get a shoe lace caught between the chain and sprocket it can cause a crash, so I can't imagine any company allowing that kind of "liability" out on the road.
I have crashed more than one bicycle because of shoe laces that worked loose.
 

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A pants leg caught in the chain and sprocket will make you crash also, had that happen when I was not paying attention. I remember buying myself a clip to keep the cuff from getting caught in the chain and sprocket.
 

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Pretty sure they have always had open driveshafts, not really open where you could possibly get a pants leg caught in it but you can see it.
 

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I read the article and they did say it was open,as if that was unusual, but made no other comment.
They really didn't have a lot of good to say about the bike.
 
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