Companies have come up with some “interesting” ideas of what a motorcycle should be. For example, an Oregon-based company has released the world’s first single-wheeled motorcycle.
The vehicle has been dubbed the “microcycle” by the press. In addition to being very small, it is self-balancing and uses a rechargeable battery. In other words, it has a lot in common with the Segway scooter. Riders can take the one-wheeled motorcycle on sidewalks and if permitted, bring it into buildings. Advertisements for the small vehicle claim that it can be used in bicycle lanes.
While the vehicle looks like half a motorcycle, it does not perform like one: the speed is limited to 10 mph. However, the creation of the one-wheeled motorcycle does have an interesting backstory.
The idea for a one-wheeled motorcycle-scooter hybrid was created by the company CEO’s 13-year-old daughter. According to the CEO, his daughter handed him a drawing of a one-wheeled motorcycle and asked him to build it for her. Seven years later, the idea came to fruition, and the world was given a cooler looking version of the Segway. At 150 pounds and with a top speed of 10 mph, this might just be the safest motorcycle ever invented – as long as you keep it off the highway.
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