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2014-01-26 02:14:08 PM  
Always good to see a south park idea come to fruition. The change to the steering may appeal to some.
 
2014-01-26 02:40:14 PM  
~l1.yimg.com
 
2014-01-26 02:47:23 PM  

eurotrader: Always good to see a south park idea come to fruition. The change to the steering may appeal to some.


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some folks may even be a little less butthurt over the new, open design.
nttawwt.
 
2014-01-26 08:12:45 PM  
I can't see it catching on because, just like the Segway, it's too heavy.  It's not totally revolutionary, it's just a one-wheeled motorcycle.  But at 5 grand, you could get a motorcycle, which is marginally safer.  It's not like people are looking at motorcycle parking spaces and saying "those are too big."
 
2014-01-26 08:36:07 PM  
Top speed?
Range?
Plus, how the hell can it lean on that square tire

Plus, no wind protection

I'll stick with my Honda if its all the same to you
 
2014-01-26 08:42:33 PM  
So basically it is like a Segway you can sit on and look less like a douche riding it.


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Make one of these Zero-Emission and you might have a winrar.
 
2014-01-26 08:49:07 PM  
That looks like it might be pretty fun, actually. And at $5,295, might actually be worth it.
 
2014-01-26 09:30:15 PM  
That $5,295 price tag might be the production cost, not the MSRP. It isn't worded too clearly.
 
2014-01-26 09:39:23 PM  
Big sticky tires cost large dollars.

The big Japanese three all came out with sub $6k bikes this year.  Nice bikes.
 
2014-01-26 10:10:50 PM  
displaced emissions is not zero emissios
 
2014-01-26 10:16:14 PM  

FoonFlake: ~[l1.yimg.com image 730x400]


Is it just a mistake they put that thing on the train tracks?
 
2014-01-26 10:17:25 PM  
She fell off anyways
 
2014-01-26 10:20:01 PM  
There's no need to fear, GIZMODUCK IS HERE
 
2014-01-26 10:20:44 PM  

Guntram Shatterhand: FoonFlake: ~[l1.yimg.com image 730x400]

Is it just a mistake they put that thing on the train tracks?


Those don't look like actively-used rails.
 
2014-01-26 10:20:45 PM  

Asa Phelps: displaced emissions is not zero emissios


You could run one in a closed garage without killing yourself. That good enough for you?
 
2014-01-26 10:21:02 PM  

baka-san: Top speed?
Range?
Plus, how the hell can it lean on that square tire

Plus, no wind protection

I'll stick with my Honda if its all the same to you


10 mile range. 10 mph. 160 pounds.

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2014/01/ryno-electric-unicycle/

Also, I think this is a repeat.
 
2014-01-26 10:21:27 PM  
As an avid rider who is in the market for another bike...no thanks. I couldn't even pull that out of the garage without feeling like a weenie.
 
2014-01-26 10:21:40 PM  
So, it costs the same as a half way decent used car.  What market are they trying to get?
 
2014-01-26 10:21:42 PM  

Pokey.Clyde: That looks like it might be pretty fun, actually. And at $5,295, might actually be worth it.


lolololol
 
2014-01-26 10:23:05 PM  

Asa Phelps: displaced emissions is not zero emissios


It is to me...
 
jvl
2014-01-26 10:23:43 PM  
I love how the video shows a guy going slowly straight down a well-paved street.

Impress me: show me it going across a pothole. Cornering. Going fast. You know, something a moped can't do.
 
2014-01-26 10:25:15 PM  
I think sudden acceleration and braking could be a bit of a problem on something like that.
 
2014-01-26 10:25:39 PM  

Lsherm: I can't see it catching on because, just like the Segway, it's too heavy.  It's not totally revolutionary, it's just a one-wheeled motorcycle.  But at 5 grand, you could get a motorcycle, which is marginally safer.  It's not like people are looking at motorcycle parking spaces and saying "those are too big."


2wolves: Big sticky tires cost large dollars.

The big Japanese three all came out with sub $6k bikes this year.  Nice bikes.


baka-san: Top speed?
Range?
Plus, how the hell can it lean on that square tire

Plus, no wind protection

I'll stick with my Honda if its all the same to you


This thing is not a motorcycle alternative. It's a Segway-type walking/biking/mobility-scooter alternative. Inside, sidewalks, bike lane, etc.

It goes 10* mph and has a range of 10* miles. It is not trying to compete with your Honda.

*Not a typo. TEN. ONE ZERO.
 
jvl
2014-01-26 10:27:46 PM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: It goes 10* mph and has a range of 10* miles. It is not trying to compete with your Honda.


Holy crap. Half the speed and half the range of an Electric Bike. WTF!
 
2014-01-26 10:27:49 PM  
 
2014-01-26 10:28:04 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Guntram Shatterhand: FoonFlake: ~[l1.yimg.com image 730x400]

Is it just a mistake they put that thing on the train tracks?

Those don't look like actively-used rails.


Actively used or not, steel rails are dangerously slippery to motorcycles (or bicycles). They're like ice. Cars on ice are bad enough, but with 4 wheels you're going to stay upright. No such benefit for two-wheeled vehicles.

I can't imagine it would be any better for a motorized unicycle.
 
2014-01-26 10:28:34 PM  

jvl: Holy crap. Half the speed and half the range of an Electric Bike. WTF!


And double the price!
 
2014-01-26 10:28:35 PM  
This is a peice of shiat.

The guy gets dressed up in a cool black helmet and leather jacket so he can ride his unicycle segway.

IT GOES TEN MPH.

The whole point for getting a motorcycle is that you can get at least some speed, this has NONE.
 
2014-01-26 10:28:53 PM  
dnrtfa - hipster issues
 
2014-01-26 10:28:58 PM  
What is wrong with hipsters?!!!
 
2014-01-26 10:29:19 PM  
Its better than those three-wheeled SeaDoo "motorcycles".
 
2014-01-26 10:29:28 PM  

RoyBatty: 10 mile range. 10 mph. 160 pounds.

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2014/01/ryno-electric-unicycle/

Also, I think this is a repeat.


10 mph at 300+ pounds w/rider on the SIDEWALK?

Yeah, that will end well.

Stupid idea.
 
2014-01-26 10:30:42 PM  

RoyBatty: baka-san: Top speed?
Range?
Plus, how the hell can it lean on that square tire

Plus, no wind protection

I'll stick with my Honda if its all the same to you

10 mile range. 10 mph. 160 pounds.

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2014/01/ryno-electric-unicycle/

Also, I think this is a repeat.


And that is the real kicker of this thing...it is ridiculously slow to ride in traffic but is not sidewalk friendly.  If it had a top speed of 30-40mph then maybe I could see a market for it but 10mph...really?!?
 
2014-01-26 10:31:11 PM  
So,...uhh.. What if the stabilization fails? I'm seeing a lot of dental bills piling up due to these things unless there's some fail safe..
 
2014-01-26 10:32:24 PM  
Old news.

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2014-01-26 10:33:23 PM  

Asa Phelps: displaced emissions is not zero emissios


1: It's easier to clean the smokestack of a power plant than it is to clean the exhausts of many vehicles
2: Motorcycles produce far more dangerous emissions than cars do for the same miles travelled
3: Some of us are on hydro power, and have no emissions

So, displaced emissions can be severely reduced emissions.
 
2014-01-26 10:34:55 PM  

RoyBatty: baka-san: Top speed?
Range?
Plus, how the hell can it lean on that square tire

Plus, no wind protection

I'll stick with my Honda if its all the same to you

10 mile range. 10 mph. 160 pounds.

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2014/01/ryno-electric-unicycle/

Also, I think this is a repeat.


This is at least the fourth link to this device in the last 18 months. The second in a week or so.
 
2014-01-26 10:35:05 PM  
On the TV program I've Got a Secret, some dude made roller skates powered by a gas engine. The engine was on a backpack thingy connected to the wheels with a flexible drive shaft.
 
2014-01-26 10:35:07 PM  

theorellior: Asa Phelps: displaced emissions is not zero emissios

You could run one in a closed garage without killing yourself. That good enough for you?


You could do the same with any car made in the last 20 years
 
2014-01-26 10:35:35 PM  

real_headhoncho: So basically it is like a Segway you can sit on and look less even more like a douche riding it.


FTFY. Seriously, this just screams "Look at me!", and solves no real-world problems while introducing a bunch of new ones. The ONLY reason to consider one is that it screams "Look at me!", if that's what floats your boat.
 
2014-01-26 10:36:45 PM  

baorao: Its better than those three-wheeled SeaDoo "motorcycles".


I rode one of those up in New Hampshire last year. It was fun as hell.
 
2014-01-26 10:37:54 PM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Lsherm: I can't see it catching on because, just like the Segway, it's too heavy.  It's not totally revolutionary, it's just a one-wheeled motorcycle.  But at 5 grand, you could get a motorcycle, which is marginally safer.  It's not like people are looking at motorcycle parking spaces and saying "those are too big."

2wolves: Big sticky tires cost large dollars.

The big Japanese three all came out with sub $6k bikes this year.  Nice bikes.

baka-san: Top speed?
Range?
Plus, how the hell can it lean on that square tire

Plus, no wind protection

I'll stick with my Honda if its all the same to you

This thing is not a motorcycle alternative. It's a Segway-type walking/biking/mobility-scooter alternative. Inside, sidewalks, bike lane, etc.

It goes 10* mph and has a range of 10* miles. It is not trying to compete with your Honda.

*Not a typo. TEN. ONE ZERO.


OK, fair enough.  But I still don't see how it's any advantage over a Segway, which solved a problem we apparently didn't have, for a price the masses couldn't afford.
 
2014-01-26 10:38:06 PM  
"Where does he get those wonderful toys?"

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2014-01-26 10:41:45 PM  
I suppose there might be some very limited market but I can't imagine it being particularly sought after.
 
2014-01-26 10:43:12 PM  

Asa Phelps: displaced emissions is not zero emissios


Look, parse it any way you want, an EV is better than a non-EV when it comes to emissions.
 
2014-01-26 10:43:28 PM  
Cool idea. May not be practical in its current design. But it is forward thinking. I also like the Segway. Too bad it met so many hurdles. We need more vehicles that make urban trafficking more zippy and taking up less space. I applaud this idea. Much more will hopefully come from it.
 
2014-01-26 10:44:50 PM  
a lifetime of hearing the same "Where the other half of your motorcycle?" joke
 
2014-01-26 10:45:25 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: You could do the same with any car made in the last 20 years


Your friend and ours, carbon monoxide, says otherwise.

Note that carbon monoxide is still emitted by both modern vehicles in this test:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDxQIHoTmxs

At least, you'd have a problem if you ran for any significant length of time without adequate ventilation
 
2014-01-26 10:47:30 PM  
I would have liked a Carver One.  Was just too expensive ($30,000) for what they were selling.  Someone has licensed the technology from them, but I have yet to see another version of it being manufactured.

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