Recent advances in motorcycle engineering have integrated the self-balancing technology popularly used in Segways. The design and engineering firm, LIT Motors, is responsible for the new self-balancing electric motorcycle called the C1. The motorcycle features an array of gyroscopes and electric motors that keep it upright despite adverse circumstances.
Do not be fooled by its electric motor; the C1 can go from 0-60 mph in less than six seconds. In addition, the motorcycle is only 40 inches wide and fully capable of lane splitting through traffic jams in the states where said practice is legal. Lane splitting refers to riding between stopped cars when there is enough space to safely do so. Lane splitting legality differs from state to state.
Furthermore, the C1 protects the rider from the elements. Unlike a conventional motorcycle, the driver and passenger sit upright in a narrow, closed cab with the former’s hands on a car-like steering wheel. The shielding offers another layer of protection from adverse weather conditions. Moreover, in the unfortunate event of a collision, the cab can prevent the driver from skidding across the concrete.
Due to the lack of protection on a motorcycle, even a seemingly minor collision can result in catastrophic consequences, such as loss of limbs, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and even death. Hopefully, self-balancing motorcycles will become widely popular and reduce the incidence of fatal motorcycle accidents.
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[Did You Know: The C1 will cost around $24,000 and will hit the market around the fourth quarter of 2014.]
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