Also evolved smaller ears to cut down on the air resistance.It might just. Two legs on the cranks, two on the bars, and a trunk to signal changes in direction. Some of those US hybrids are designed for quite heavy riders.
“A burdensome or costly possession (from the story that the kings of Siam (now Thailand) were accustomed to make a present of one of these animals to courtiers who had rendered themselves obnoxious, in order to ruin the recipient by the cost of its maintenance). Also, an object, scheme, etc., considered to be without use or value.”Sounds like a white elephant project