The idea is that a Motorcycle can get inbetween traffic and get to the car long before a traditional wrecker can. They believe that it will save many hours in traffic jams. Thats their story and they are sticking to it.MrG said:What I dont understand is why do you need a motorcycle tow vehicle to tow a car? Wound't a car be good?? I don't understand this wacky idear.
Mike from Boston
The Unit is made by a company in Sweden in response to the need to reach disabled vehicles in dense traffic and population areas. I would venture to guess the units in the photos from japan are imported or licensed from ComingThrough. http://www.comingthrough.se/index.php66plus said:Mr.G
If my memory is correct the original unit was made in Denmark or Sweden and the idea was in heavy downtown traffic on express ways the M/C could get in where a bigger car/truck could not. They could then get the broken vehicle out and free up the traffic block.
Also if my memory is correct there is someone in CA using the same basic unit.
If I am wrong I am sure someone will set the record straight.
Tow trucks have very slow response times in dense traffic jams. This would allow disabled vehicles (contributing to the congestion/problem) to be removed quicker alleviating the issue. Discovery Canada segment http://www.exn.ca/video/?video=exn20040414-towbike.asxMrG wrote:
What I dont understand is why do you need a motorcycle tow vehicle to tow a car? Wound't a car be good?? I don't understand this wacky idear.
there is a video somewhere of one of these units towing a car in what looks like the english countryside...........slight hills etc..........that was the first thing that came to my mind? Brakes?USNCPORET said:I'm glad that some people enjoyed these pictures, even though they have been posted before. I had never seen them. It is a cool concept, I don't think I'd like to be the one driving though. I can't imagine that the brakes on the Goldwing were desighed to stop so much momentum.