The Radical SR3 SL on public roads
It's road-legal. Just. And devilishly cunning at tempting you to indulge in sinful pleasure...
Posted: 19 Mar 2012
Only the view out is pure single-seater: bottle-top steering wheel, a digital instrument pod of bewildering complexity, an absence of devices to stop winter pouring in. It does have a heater. Well, a fan. I can't say I noticed. Chiefly because as soon as you start rolling, absolutely all of your concentration must be on the road.
Because the SR3 SL drives like an easily spooked housefly. It jinks, darts, tugs and weaves down the road - every single bump, rut, surface change, puddle or piece of grit causing entire changes of direction. I'd call it a live wire, but shoving a skewer in a plug socket wouldn't give you anything like the kick of trying to keep the Radical in a straight line.