This is a '97 Honda Helix built to fit a 4'11" rider.
The seat is lower than stock.
The handle bar controls are closer to the rider and closer together, out of the wind so the hands don't
get as cold.
The windscreen and instrument panel are raised and tilted toward the rider, resulting in less drag and better
The trunk space has doubled.
The turbulent air buffeting the rider is reduced from the tail fairing, which results in more comfort and
less drag for better mpg.
The back end appears top heavy but is infact, very light. The construction is foam cored composite. The weight
increase over the stock bike is less than 3 lbs.
It is very much like a personal commuter pod, with the steep angle of the windscreen digital instrumentation
and seating. There is a lot of staring and pointing wherever it goes, followed by the question, "What is that?".
Obviously, it is not finished. A front wheel fairing that turns with the wheel and a cover for the handle
bar remain, among other details.
I am currently looking for a cheap, clear title, dropped but good running 750-1000cc chain driven bike in
the Atlanta area, to build a fully enclosed, single seat bike. It will use an electric landing gear I designed for low speed
operation and parking. The idea is to build a commuter that gets about 75 mpg at 75 mph. Chain drive makes it much easier
to regear the bike to turn less rpm at highway speeds.
Thanks for looking.
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