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Thread: Honda lashes out at " disappointing " mandatory roll bars for quad bikes

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    Honda lashes out at " disappointing " mandatory roll bars for quad bikes

    halfbacks were invented to stop prop forwards taking over the world.

    Sometimes courage doesnt roar, sometimes it's the little voice at the end of the day, that says " I'll try again tomorrow."

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    Call their bluff. I cant believe Honda are so against improving safety. I've they want to withdraw then let them... but someone else will fill the hole and make the money, so they wont go.

    Next they will be asking for seatbelts to be removed, but mandate training.... oh, that happens and people still have accidents.... accident, meaning not on purpose.
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    I am surprised that roll over protection structures on quads and trikes were not compulsory years ago along with three point belts and helmets. These are terribly dangerous unstable vehicles used the way they are on rough terrain particularly on slopes.
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    Marketing ploy by Honda

    Tell everyone they’ve got 2 years to buy a Honda quad
    Sales go up over the next 2 years ( or until Honda succumbs )

    If they do stop selling them I’m sure they can be imported from our kiwi neighbours fairly easily

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    Honda lashes out at " disappointing " mandatory roll bars for quad bikes

    Think we heard the same from tractor manufactures a few years ago how many actually left the market?

    Is Honda concerned that this will be the first market to require their fitment and so others will no doubt follow forcing them to redesign the machines?

    If the death and injury rate is at this level and some kind of safety devise is not fitted will health and safety and their close friends in the insurance industry make for a defector ban due to injury levels?

    Is Honda industrial products making a profit and are they looking for an excuse to hike prices/exit market?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbjorn View Post
    I am surprised that roll over protection structures on quads and trikes were not compulsory years ago along with three point belts and helmets. These are terribly dangerous unstable vehicles used the way they are on rough terrain particularly on slopes.
    When I was still living in the Upper Hunter amongst the thoroughbred studs, all staff had to wear helmets on quads.
    It was a WHS imperative.

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    Whats next, training wheels for 2 wheel motorbikes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3toes View Post
    Think we heard the same from tractor manufactures a few years ago how many actually left the market?
    I remember when NSW mandated roll bars on ag. tractors and Qld. did not. Northern NSW farmers would cross the border to buy a tractor to save the miserable few hundred bucks that the roll bar added to the price.
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    I think there should be an age limit on quad bikes, say 16 and over. A 7 year old was killed on a small quad at Barellan, in the Riverina. Far too young . An age limit, and safety course.
    halfbacks were invented to stop prop forwards taking over the world.

    Sometimes courage doesnt roar, sometimes it's the little voice at the end of the day, that says " I'll try again tomorrow."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob10 View Post
    I think there should be an age limit on quad bikes, say 16 and over. A 7 year old was killed on a small quad at Barellan, in the Riverina. Far too young . An age limit, and safety course.
    those tiny quads are too fast. They should simply be limited to walking pace. Kids need to have fun, but what sort of insane adult gives a 7year old something capable of high speed
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