26th April 2006 - 09:58 AM
The Iso (Isetta) came out half-a-century earlier, was even more practical and much better looking.
In size, weight and carrying capacity it was roughly the same and didn't need this "Tilting" magilla...
(Psst...) Ever get the feeling that British designers are absolutely determined (one way or another) to get this precious "TILT" technology into 'some' kind of transport - whether it's actually needed or not...? They don't give a dam whether it's in a train, a car or a motorbike...! Just so long as it's in there. And always, needless to say, at enormous cost...!
Seems to me the only thing "CLEVER" about this new streamlined "Wheelchair" is its fuel system... Frankly, a re-vamped Iso adapted to run on this new compressed-gas would call for pretty minor modification and provide a better, more appealing and therefore much more marketable vehicle.
Just take a look if you don't believe me... For people under 40 - John Prescott - (who probably doubt what I say and haven't even laid eyes on an Iso) - go to the link below. http://www.microcarmuseum.com/tour/bmwisetta250.html