Lsherm: 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 tirePlus, no wind protectionI'll stick with my Honda if its all the same to youThis 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.
p4p3rm4t3: She fell off anyways
Fano: There's no need to fear, GIZMODUCK IS HERE
Ed Grubermann: Asa Phelps: displaced emissions is not zero emissios1: It's easier to clean the smokestack of a power plant than it is to clean the exhausts of many vehicles2: Motorcycles produce far more dangerous emissions than cars do for the same miles travelled3: Some of us are on hydro power, and have no emissionsSo, displaced emissions can be severely reduced emissions.
eurotrader: Always good to see a south park idea come to fruition. The change to the steering may appeal to some.
Tsar_Bomba1: 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.[asset0.cbsistatic.com image 550x448][3.bp.blogspot.com image 640x395]
Stoj: Dude wasted 7 years of his life on a toy for his daughter.
techgeek07: Stoj: Dude wasted 7 years of his life on a toy for his daughter.Actually, that I can find kinda sweet.
CtrlAltDestroy: Tsar_Bomba1: 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.[asset0.cbsistatic.com image 550x448][3.bp.blogspot.com image 640x395]Make it $15k and they would sell faster than they could produce them. $30k makes it a luxury toy. There are so many fun cars to get for that price or less.As for this monobike, make it $3k with a 50 mile range at 35 mph and there would be a market for them.Until either happens I'll stick with my regular motorcycles./V-twin, V-4, and parallel twin.
Pretty much that. I had my hopes up clicking the link cause although my regular bikes do just fine, I wouldn't mind adding a EV for those days I am just going to work and back (about 18 miles). But that range and speed are deal-killers.
/ V-4 and 2 thumpers
Monkeyfark Ridiculous: I never would've thought Segway would still be in business by now, either.
C18H27NO3: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: I never would've thought Segway would still be in business by now, either.I remember when the inventor said he created something that was going to absolutely revolutionize mankind and change the world forever.That he came up with an invention unparalleled by anything in recent memory. Then the day came where he finally announced to the world that which was shrouded in mystery; the thing that would reshape the lives of everyone on Earth until the end of days.Introducing, the Segway.
Deadite: I see a possible problem with the design.[images.wrzko.eu image 850x456]/also Japan did it in '89
Jim_Callahan: Over 5k$ for a 10-mile range at 10 mph.... not to put too fine a point on it, I can jog at 5 - 7 mph for a couple hours without really stopping for free, and this is not atypical for a human being. On a bicycle on a decent road it's not unusual to cruise at 20 mph or so, and a bicycle costs 100$ and doesn't need charging.I'm not really sure that I'd want to pay 5k$ and triple my electric bills in order to save 10 minutes on a one-hour jog. Especially since the jogging and the bike are road-legal and this thing actually isn't in most places.
Dingleberry Dickwad: Deadite: I see a possible problem with the design.[images.wrzko.eu image 850x456]/also Japan did it in '89US did it in 85[boulder-hill.net image 512x384]
2wolves: http://www.cycleworld.com/2011/08/02/10-motorcycles-under-5k-special- f eature/10 bikes for under $5k.
madgonad: 20mph, 20-30 mile range, $2k, and you can pedal if you want.[currentmoves.com image 850x566]
maxximillian: Dingleberry Dickwad: Deadite: I see a possible problem with the design.[images.wrzko.eu image 850x456]/also Japan did it in '89US did it in 85[boulder-hill.net image 512x384]M.A.S.K?
spaten: Local Motors does a better moped:[lm-shop.s3.amazonaws.com image 800x482]/Want a Rally Fighter...bad.
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