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Balancing Act (One-axle motorcycle; UNBELIEVABLE!)

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posted on May, 7 2008 @ 05:04 AM
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Balancing Act (One-axle motorcycle; UNBELIEVABLE!)


www.ananova.com

It may look like the most dangerous motorbike in the world
but this new invention is actually the latest form of green transport.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on May, 7 2008 @ 05:04 AM
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NUTSO! I'm cracking up at this bike- but I do like the ingenuity
of the inventor!

I tell ya, regular motorcycles were nearly the death of me on
several occassions; what would happen on THIS one? It said
top speed was 25 mph; in a car that seems very slow. On a
bike, it's a little faster. What if we start seeing these things
going 65 mph? Do you think ya can even get insurance for
something so wild?

www.ananova.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on May, 7 2008 @ 05:38 AM
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i cannot see how it is " green " the energy required to maintain balance during acceleration / braking is IMHO wasted - i believe it uses more rescources in manufacture than a ` conventional ` motorcycle - as it requires the gyro in addition to everything else - as the article states it has two wheels side by dide - so thats two hubs , tyres etc

i would need a lot of convincing to persuade me that this is not just a gimmick - and EVEN more to persuade me of its eco credentials

as like i state - i am convinced that a conventional layout m/cycle with the same power pack would be less complex and rescource hungry to build



posted on May, 7 2008 @ 05:54 AM
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And easier to ride! Star, ig_ape!

Yeah, don't know how 'green' it really is, but I'm just the type to want a
turn riding one!


Come to think of it, if you hit the brakes, you go end-O, smack on your
face!!! Must take a lot of distance, for braking time, slowly!



posted on May, 7 2008 @ 05:59 AM
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Genius. But far from practical. A glorified people mover. A moped would be safer and you could carry a sack of grocery.



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