I so want the Motoped Survival Bike

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So why is this on TreeHugger? Well, The Motoped Survival is a motor-assisted bicycle that gets up to 160 miles to the gallon, and the 49CC motor will take it up to 500 miles on a three gallon fill-up. It has racks and tie-on points that can carry a lot of gear when it's bug-out time, and it is a whole lot easier than pushing a shopping cart like Viggo had to do in The Road.

It's not a horrible polluter like my old two-stroke Solex moped was; with its Smart Carb fuel system, the manufacturer claims that you can reduce your carbon footprint by as much as 70% compared to the usual small engine in recreational products. At 120 pounds it is a lot heavier than a regular bike, but you can still pedal it.

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A utilitarian, military-inspired super-hauler, it comes outfitted with a universal rack that accepts a myriad of bolt-on mounts, harnesses, and fitments so you can pack along darned near anything you can imagine.

Of course at 24 MPH you will never outrun Lord Humungus, but then he was after gas in The Road Warrior and this bike only has three gallons so it is hardly worth the chase.

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Or you could just go camping, or have the coolest looking moped in town. I know I am being totally TreeHugger incorrect here, but this is a thing of beauty, and looks quite practical. Yes, an electric bike is greener but there's no range anxiety here. And at 160 MPG with low emissions, it's a baddass TreeHugger alternative to a car. It's also a thing of beauty at $2499. Nice ride at Motoped

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