Teufelaffe: A loud bike is a safer bike
Teufelaffe: would result in a major increase in automobile/motorcycle collisions, along with the associated increase in injuries and fatalities. A loud bike is a safer bike.
Akambe: Would the press *please* stop helping pull this old and will-never-work idea out of the garbage? Jeez, it's not revolutionary, and you can't stop quickly with it. Physics prevents that. Notice how "fast" it went. This is the *promotional* video; you'd think they'd pull all of its best tricks out of the hat for the vid, so keep that in mind as you see it barely put-put at slow bicycle speed around town. That's the *best* it can do. Slam on the brakes, and you'll face plant. Yes, they may have auto-balancing in place to prevent sudden stops, but that's the problem in a nutshell: you cannot stop suddenly. How this can be made street legal, I'll never know. Legal for sidewalks, maybe.
Ex-Texan: And when the battery goes flat, it just lays on the floor like so much junk.
StopLurkListen: 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.
Teufelaffe: Rik01: Nope. Gonna fail or be reduced to the status of a moped.(1) No big, shiny engine down between the legs.(2) No big shiny tail pipes to extend in manly designs.(3) Not heavy enough to be manly.(4) Limited customization space.(5) And the biggest reason of all -- not noisy enough.I've enough bikers blasting by my home to know that serious riders need serious noise. Mufflers are for wimps would result in a major increase in automobile/motorcycle collisions, along with the associated increase in injuries and fatalities. A loud bike is a safer bike.FTFY
MN8: In South Carolina, and I assume most of the South - The only people that ride scooters have DWI/DUIs and don't have a license. You don't need a license for the scooters (under some engine size 50cc or so).90% of the people on a scooter are dirty old men. Some are younger dirty men. All DUI/DWI.
NutWrench: I think sudden acceleration and braking could be a bit of a problem on something like that.
Monkeyfark Ridiculous: 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.
CygnusDarius: RatMaster999: Deadite: I see a possible problem with the design.[images.wrzko.eu image 850x456]/also Japan did it in '89[i19.photobucket.com image 680x425]I preferred the armed ones.[www.robotechcollections.fr image 640x427][www.robotechresearch.com image 640x480]But, if I could have any anime motorcycle, it would have to be a Cyclone.[media.windingroad.com image 640x480]Though I wouldn't turn down one of these.Both the Cyclone and the Akira's motorcycle are the coolest vehicles in anime, ever./Although Kaneda's bike is more realistic//Wish I had one
jvl: I love how the video shows a guy going slowly straight down a well-paved street.
StopLurkListen: 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.
Jim_Callahan: 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.
pippi longstocking: [a.fastcompany.net image 667x500]Your fat lazy ass would benefit more from own of these.
Dingleberry Dickwad: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: There needs to be video of it making a full on panic stop from 45mph or so.It would have to get going that fast in the first place considering it's top speed is 10mph.
Baloo Uriza: Jim_Callahan: 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.A rental bicycle, for one day, maybe. Multiply that by four if you want a bicycle that's actually going to last, six or seven if you actually want to do anything with it or be legal at night or in the rain and fog. That said, you can get a good bicycle with practical features for far under a grand.
Harbinger of the Doomed Rat: The Huffy 12-speed I got at Target 10 years ago for $80 is still going strong and was made legal for rain and fog riding for under $50.
Baloo Uriza: Harbinger of the Doomed Rat: The Huffy 12-speed I got at Target 10 years ago for $80 is still going strong and was made legal for rain and fog riding for under $50.I don't think it counts if it never leaves the garage. Who rebuilt it for you? Very few single-serving bicycles are even street legal right off the rack, with farked brakes and missing reflectors...
Harbinger of the Doomed Rat: Awww, bike elitists are so cute when you challenge their belief system. No rebuild, brakes are fine (I'm on my fourth set of pads), I ride it a few miles most days, and I never said it was street legal off the rack, but less than $50 got me a headlight, taillight, and reflectors. I'm sorry if reality is clashing with however you justified to yourself spending nearly $1,000 on a bicycle.
Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.
When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.
Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.
You need to create an account to submit links or post comments.
Click here to submit a link.
Also on Fark
Submit a Link »
Copyright © 1999 - 2017 Fark, Inc | Last updated: Mar 29 2017 00:14:43
Runtime: 0.419 sec (419 ms)