May 23, 2012

One Wheeled Electric Motorcycle

I chanced upon the above posted video online on Bloomberg and was pretty impressed. This one wheeled electric motorcycle is set to hit streets in January 2013 not too far ahead. Considering its low speed and coverage I don't think the Wonderbike will become an instant hit among urban residents. It may be bought by entertainment hungry Americans to cruise around neighborhoods or to gift it to their pre-teen children as birthday gifts. Other than that I don't see much commercial value for this vehicle, unless... UNLESS they make the range higher and a little bit faster say top speed of 40 mph.

January 2013 is far ahead, let us see what they finally launch into the market. I'd be curious to know.

The accompanying news article reads like this:
May 8 (Bloomberg) -- Portland-based Ryno Motors has set a launch date of January, 2013 for its electric Ryno-cycle. The one-wheeled, self-balancing vehicle has a range of up to 20 miles and a top speed of 20 Mph. It is estimated to cost $4,500 when it hits retail after the new year. (Source: Bloomberg)

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