Originally Posted by jeff-o
Sweet. How is it in the rain? Does the canopy fog up?
This is an interesting question.
The giant bubble canopies look great from the outside--but in Europe where these vehicles are arguably more popular, most of the designs do not
use a massive bubble canopy for the exact reason that they don't stay clear in the rain, snow and humidity. Euro models like the WAW
all use basically the same design, where the rider's head sticks up, and they ride either with their heads exposed, or with a very small windshield that can be removed or flipped up like a visor for when it's raining.
The downside is that some of these things cost as much as a good used car--well into the thousands of dollars. The typical flat-ground speeds are not great, 12-15 mph seems normal. The main advantage you seem to get is that they can be used comfortably even in temperatures that are below freezing without wearing a lot of clothes, because the rider is shielded from the wind.