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Could A Chimpanze Drive A Motorcycle?  
User currently offlineTheCoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 884 times:

I know its a stupid question, but would it be possible to train a chimpanze to drive a small motorcycle?

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User currently offlineIlikeyyc From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 877 times:

So what you are really asking us if you will be able to drive a small motorcycle?


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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 876 times:

Quoting TheCoz (Thread starter):
I know its a stupid question

That's for sure. Big grin

Quoting TheCoz (Thread starter):
but would it be possible to train a chimpanze to drive a small motorcycle?

When it has an automatic transmission, why not?

Patrick


User currently offlineIhadapheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 872 times:

I have driven a motorcycle more than once

I think I remember seeing a chimp on a cycle on Ed Sullivan when I was but a young chimp

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User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 870 times:

I believe GW has, so the answer is yes.


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User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 858 times:

The steering and the gas I'm sure he could handle, maybe even the brake. I think what would be hard to help a chimp figure out would be the use of the clutch, and how not to stall. I really can't imagine how he would be able to understand that. But I don't know much about animal training, I guess.

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User currently offlinePipoA380 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1594 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 854 times:
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Yeah cool if a chimpanze can make it, I'll get myself one and I'll finally have my private driver!  Wink


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User currently offlineCrjonbeez From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 317 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 835 times:

that's the most ridiculous question i've ever heard! you still see people operating harley davidsons, so OF COURSE a chimp can ride a bike!  duck 

if a chimp can manage to learn to communicate through the use of hundreds of words in sign language, i would think if you spent enough time with it, they would be capable of doing so. in fact, there's probably a few chimps out there i would trust with my bike more than friends!


User currently offlineTheCoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 816 times:

Quoting Ilikeyyc (Reply 1):
So what you are really asking us if you will be able to drive a small motorcycle?

I knew I had that coming in this thread.  Smile

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 2):
When it has an automatic transmission, why not?

True, but I can't remember ever seeing a chimpanze ride a bicycle before.

Quoting Ihadapheo (Reply 3):
I have driven a motorcycle more than once

I think I remember seeing a chimp on a cycle on Ed Sullivan when I was but a young chimp

How fast did he go?

Quoting Dan2002 (Reply 4):
I believe GW has, so the answer is yes.

So that means Lance Armstrong just went for a bike ride with a chimp.

Quoting Jean Leloup (Reply 5):
I think what would be hard to help a chimp figure out would be the use of the clutch, and how not to stall. I really can't imagine how he would be able to understand that.

I'm really not sure what the capabilities of a chimp are, nor do I know much about the capabilities of trainers. I'd suggest teaching the chimp how to operate an electric wheelchair first, then maybe move on to those little electric scooters. Those scooters have clutches, right?

Quoting PipoA380 (Reply 6):
Yeah cool if a chimpanze can make it, I'll get myself one and I'll finally have my private driver!

Well, a sheep can do it, apparently...



Quoting Crjonbeez (Reply 7):
they would be capable of doing so. in fact, there's probably a few chimps out there i would trust with my bike more than friends!

Why Have I never seen it happen?


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 811 times:

I'm sure even a chimpanzee can teach a better class on how to be cool....

User currently offlineVivek0072 From India, joined Jun 2005, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 776 times:

I seen chimps ridding a motorcycle in a circus, but the master start the motorcycle makes the chimp climb on it and then the chimp keeps taking rounds of the ring till the master intercepts.


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