I'm in the process of choosing the kit for my first ever build and the leading contender is the MEV Atomic. I like the idea of the near-perfect weight distribution and the compact design.
Now the kit is a few years old I just wondered if anyone could comment on what it's like to live with? One of my concerns is practicality - Am I right in thinking there's nowhere to put even a small rucksack? I'm not expecting a Mondeo-size boot but not being able to carry even the smallest of items seems like a bit of a drawback.
I've seen a few examples sold in the second hand market with only a few miles on the clock since they were completed. Why is this? Are they really that hard to drive that most mortals sell up and move on to something else?
Hopefully someone out there can comment on these points. This forum seems quiet of late - is anyone building this kit any more?
Thanks chaps - I'm sure I could do something similar with bungees etc. I had that arrangement on an old Westfield and it worked out ok.
What about driving these cars on a regular basis? Is the high revving going to drive me insane? I wonder if other bike engines (more torque, less revs) could be used rather than the R1 unit to make it a bit more civilized?
my pal has built a zzr 1400 MK indy, still insane, but can get away with cruising to the place of play a little more. lets face it, your gonna go everywhere.. as fast as possible..lol zzr, gsx1400.. there is a 1500cc busa for a price..
Post by speedtripledan on Aug 2, 2013 13:57:31 GMT
i had an r1 atomic and it is fine for cruising around, far more comfortable than my narrow westy was. awkward in traffic other than a good fun car with a single minded focus on going very fast. Proper fun bugging bikers
I built one and they are certainly special,they will keep up with most things until you realise at these speeds your license is gone,and these speeds happen vey quickly.You could make up something above the diff or on top of the cover,a nice chromed rack carrier for a motorcycle could be modified. The cars themselves are very easy to drive better with good tyres. The drive train I would say needs to be looked after and maintained regularly.After a very short time you have become used to its awesome acceleration and I found I became bored with her,and sold her on after very few miles. Hope this helps John C