Once you figure it out, at least partly, you find yourself sliding back on the seat before you get on the brakes, lowering your body and center of gravity and allowing the rear brakes to do more work. You ease out of the brakes and slide to the inside of the bike like a Moto GP rider, again, your CG is now on the inside of the bike and lower, plus since your outside thigh is now on top of the seat, the cornering forces are working to pull you against the bike rather than fling you off. On turn in, the front tires push a little. It is consistent and predictable, too hard of a bite on turn in would probably upset the balance of Quad and rider. Rolling into the throttle early turns the understeer to a gentle four-wheel drift and by the time the inside front hits the apex, the rear end is loosened up, and the front is relegated to counter-steer duties to try and keep up as you home in on your exit. The outside rear finds the outside turn first, you can even get a little run up on the curbing and you feel like a bionic DTM car as you rocket out of the turn.
The experience is so much more physical than in a car that you find yourself exhausted after 10 minutes. If you're a car enthusiast and have ever thought about buying a piece of home-exercise equipment, check this out first.
Luckily on the street, the GG Quad and Quadster aren't quite so demanding. You could easily take it on errands around town and not worry about being sweaty and winded once you get to your destination. The optional side boxes actually add a significant amount of storage space, as much or more than most sports cars. Plus, with the fuel economy of a motorcycle, you can tell people you are saving the environment.
The GG Quads aren't for everyone. You may want to check local laws before you try and register one. It may end up licensed as a motorcycle, in which case you'll need that endorsement on your driver's license. Some states may decide it's a car, which may lead to some interesting conversations with local law enforcement if you try and use the HOV lane. We have seen many more specialized vehicles with license plates on them in the past, so we are sure it is doable. Besides that, if you don't consider yourself a fit person, hit the gym before placing your order. This thing will punish you for being weak. At the same time, you will likely find yourself working muscles you didn't know you had all while having an experience that no other vehicle can offer.
GG Motorrad Technik Quad and Quadster
Quad: Longitudinal mid-engine, rear-wheel driveQuadster: Transverse, mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Quad: 1,130cc BMW boxer two-cylinder, eight-valve, Quadster: 1,157cc BMW inline-four cylinder, dohc, 16-valve
Manual, six-speed plus reverse
Unequal length, double A-arm with threaded body adjustable coilovers
*Wheels And Tires
Quad: O.Z. Ultraleggera 16x7 and 17x8, Dunlop SP Sport Maxx 195/40 and 225/35Quadster: Work CR Kai 17x7 and 18x8.5, Dunlop SP Sport Maxx 205/40 and 245/35
Horsepower: 95 hp @ 7250 rpmTorque: 72 lb-ft @ 5500 rpm0-60 mph: 4.8Top Speed: 115
Horsepower: 167 hp @ 10,250 rpmTorque: 96 lb-ft @ 8250 rpm0-60 mph: 3.5Top Speed: 135-plus