That guy on the Honda 50cc Cub is riding the most popular bike in the World, since the invention of the Motorcycle.
Because of the 'wind drag,' a V----a wouldn't work well in a race as the 50cc's speed would be seriously held back especially riding into the wind. The 'Spinnaker' effect down wind though would only help the rider.:biggrin:
I actually bought this to use as a pit bike, if I had the time to get it running, you're dam^ straight I would have ridden it.
My grandma had one when I was a kid, I wasn't too insecure to ride one then either.