Letters: Oyama Two-Wheel Drive
OYAMA TWO-WHEEL DRIVE
I read your review on the preproduction Oyama 2WD with great interest. While drooling over the possibilities and my desire to purchase one, an idea that I believe would greatly improve the design awakened: What if the design team were to offer the front-wheel-drive as an on/off mode like a four-wheel-drive vehicle? It could be ridden with rear-wheel drive, possibly saving battery life, and then with the flip of a switch—voila!—add front-wheel drive! I tried calling the company to share this idea, but got nowhere. Perhaps you could share this notion with them?
Roger, that’s an interesting idea in theory. I’m not 100-percent sure when that bike is going into production, but that would be something that could be programmed in, or it might have to have a hard switch externally. As far as a two-wheel-drive bike; the only one we know of that comes close is that being developed by Christini, who are already years-in with the production of a two-wheeled-drive motorcycle.