Vekoma MotorBike

Friday, December 2, 2005 3:54 AM
I know most (if not all) have heard of the Vekoma MotorBike. And I know the topic may have come up before. But I just wanted to ask a few questions.

1) Has anyone ridden one?

2) Is it good idea for smaller parks?

3) Anyone know the downtime to the coaster?

4) Is it smooth? (Consider it is a Vekoma)

5) Whats the probablity of one coming to the Untied States?

6) What are you thoughts on the ride design?

7) Thoughts on the restraints? Looks comfortable. Yet again, it is a Vekoma. Could it accommodate larger guest?

And incase you don't know what a Vekoma MotorBike is:
http://www.coastersandmore.de/rides/bb/bbmain.shtml
Sorry, it is in German. Tons of pics though

*** Edited 12/2/2005 8:56:13 AM UTC by Keith2005*** *** Edited 12/2/2005 8:58:04 AM UTC by Keith2005***

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Friday, December 2, 2005 5:39 AM
My uncle and I went to the park, My uncle on that ride (I didnt get to go on broken arm! Parents didnt want me to take the risk!)but I think that it would be a great addition for small parks. Don't know about the downtime! My uncle said It is very smooth and maintains it's speed throughout the ride! I think there will be a big chance of one coming to the US! I think the design is awesome in person! Lastly My uncle is big and He fits in the restraints which he said are comfortable!! So i guess there is a chance of them accomodatiing a larger guest!

Here is the link above in English!

http://www.coastersandmore.de/rides/boosterbike/boosterbike_e.shtml

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Friday, December 2, 2005 5:50 AM
I have only seen it in friends' videos taken in Europe.

It does look fun. I would love to see one over here!

-Tina

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Friday, December 2, 2005 6:45 AM
1) Yes

2) Yes indeed

3) The Flamingoland version had quite a bit of early downtime although I understand that this was not a problem in the second half of the season

4) Extremely smooth

5) Dunno :)

6) Layouts so far are quite basic but, as ever, the possibilities are endless

7) The restraints and indeed the trains themselves are minor masterpieces of design. The restraints are simple, comfortable, quick and easy to secure and allow complete upper body freedom during the ride. *** Edited 12/2/2005 11:45:39 AM UTC by Martin Valt*** *** Edited 12/2/2005 11:46:20 AM UTC by Martin Valt***

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Friday, December 2, 2005 5:58 PM
Do you think the restraits can handle inversions?
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Friday, December 2, 2005 7:18 PM
When I analize the pictures from rcdb it seems to have alot of hard work behind it. The launch at the beginning of the ride following a huge air time pop looks interesting. If this ride has all the pro's to your questions I would suggest the ride being an option for small parks. I think you topic is brilliant. It is a ride that has little data about it. This is something I would like to research about myself.

Well done young frotto, well done!

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