Bike with One Wheel
February 2, 2009 5:28am CST
So this one-wheeled motorcycle.. yes, one actually exists - was invented by 18-year old science geek, Ben J. Poss Gulak. It weighs in at about 120 lbs but packs a big wallop. Though it was recently featured at the National Motorcycle show in Toronto this year - and it also operates on a complicated gyro-stabilization system, much like the Segway - the Uno is far from being widely available. One nice thing: To go forward you just lean in!Uno. The bike recently turned heads at the 2008 National Motorcycle Show in Toronto, probably because no one could actually figure out what the hell it was. Rather than the usual front and back wheel configuration, the Uno uses two, side-by-side wheels, rear foot pegs and a much smaller chassis. For more details, Visit: http://www.motorcyclemojo.com/articles/the-uno/
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5 Feb 09
Are you saying 1 wheeler? Susrprise that IN ECR road, you have done.. chennai is next to Mumbai in Car and Bike Racing.. Third is my hometown Coimbatore which is Kari Motors, which has a sentimental story, especially created for his best friend. So thanks for your response da.. you were off for a long time???? Have a nice time!
10 Feb 09
Hi raghul, it didn’t occur to me that we could ride on a one wheeled motorcycle! It’s really amazing and cool! Anyway from the attaching picture I could see how tough and attractive the vehicle is. I can see the motorcyclist could manage so well to ride on it. I believe most of us would feel scared to ride on a motorcycle with only a single wheel as it is quite normal that we are afraid that we couldn’t manage to keep it to balance well and will fall down at anytime . The feeling is quite similar to that for a person who doesn’t know how to ride a bicycle. Since this new vehicle has launched out surely it would be safe to ride on it. I think what we have to do is to take some time to accustom with this newly invented vehicle only Happy posting and have a nice day.
11 Feb 09
hi my dear mam.. how are you??? I am happy to see you on my discussion.. I always wondering how you make every comments so soft.... & in a sweet manner.. you are always worth for your "10" star ratings.. in every manner. and sure that we would feel some discomfort or little scary, when we ride this 1 wheel motorcycle for 1st time. Very much thanks for your posting mam.... Have a nice time!
13 Feb 09
Thank you raghul, I’m fine and I hope you are always in your safe and sound as well. Thanks for sweet words again here. If I’m not mistaken I think you have changed your avatar already, right? Our busy and cheerful 15 days Chinese New Year festival had just over. And I have to go back to work as usual again. Of course I go by driving my own car but not the one wheeled motorcycle ... in case I have chance I think I would try to ride on this motorcycle with only a single wheel anyway. Wow! It is always interesting, exciting and funny as well to try on brand new stuffs all the time. Really it’s normal that we would feel scary a bit if we still couldn’t manage to handle it well. Thanks a lot for your wonderful and warm greetings cards sent to my profile. Happy posting and have a nice day.
13 Feb 09
My dear mam... Thanks for your wonderful reply here again.. So u just finished celebrating your Chinese new year.... I too happy that you finished celebrating.. & you started going to your office again? Mam.. i am rally worried.. y u r going to work at this age.. y dont you take rest at home? if your works are easy for you? Finally you go to ofice driving your own car? Thats Amazing... Truly i wish to see you and spend some time with you.. You are so sweeter in words itself.. But how sweet and nice it will be, if i meet & talk you in person??? Definitely if i am good with my life & position, then i will come and meet you in your country.. Pure for Sure.. Have a nice time........ Take nice care of you....
5 Feb 09
A most unusual bike and no doubt very economical fuel wise. I suspect that it would take a while to get used to it and no doubt there would be a few spills and falls initially while the rider is mastering the art of riding it. Certainly it would not need a lot of space to park it, which has to be a bonus in many places where parking is difficult. The only major probem I could see is that you would not be able to ride it and then take the weekly shopping home on it. So it might be that the owner would still need a car for that at least. However it is interesting and thanks for sharing it with us as well as including details of the website for more information.
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3 Feb 09
[b]This is just toooo cooool! I love it! It's cute AND graceful simultaneously, plus I'm sure parking would be a breeze, & as for fuel--surely it wouldn't need much! I & my motorized wheelchair are now officially jealous.... Maggiepie[/b]