THE Tesla Cyberquad is here, although Elon Musk and his team have delivered a very different product from the one predicted. Sadly!
In November we reported on an image of a Tesla Cybertruck with a full-sized quad bike resting in the pick-up bed. Our minds immediately jumped to the ‘well if he’s making one of them, he may as well do a bike!’ argument.
Sadly for the world of two-wheels, the uber-eccentric Mr Elon Musk has swung for the stars, and missed by a mile. Instead of launching a full-sized, off-road-ready quad to go tearing up the trails Mr Musk has delivered a kid’s ride-on toy in a Cyberquad style.
Oh, and it’s $1,900.
It’s a real shame on a couple of fronts, the first one being that a full-sized Cyberquad has already been made. It’s a trick thing, that can charge off a Tesla car, and features a super-low centre of gravity. It also looked cool, but then again, most things that Tesla do look cool!
The second, and most frustrating thing is that Mr Musk doesn’t want to build a motorcycle because they are ‘dangerous’. Hello? Have you ever ridden a quad bike Elon? The things will literally snap bones for fun and fling you off into the scenery when they get bored of you!
There is a hint that a two-wheeler from Tesla could be in the works though. At a recent shareholder meeting, Musk confirmed that an ATV was interesting, because “ATVs are pretty dangerous”, going on to say that he wanted to make “an ATV that is the least dangerous”.
That does that at least mean that Musk is open to taking on some more difficult and dangerous challenges. Not fully closing the door on the idea of a Tesla motorcycle then.