Unicycle riding

This kid created the first motorized unicycle called the Uno…although its not really uni, cos its got 2 wheels side-by-side. Whatever, it’s still cool as hell. Using similar gyroscopic technology to that lazy-ass Segway “walker”, this electric vehicle has a top speed of 25mph (which apparently can be increased greatly with bigger motors), has a range of about 2.5 hours, and only weighs 120 lbs so its pretty easy to get around. It works like a Segway in that you lean forward to make it go, and lean back to stop. The wheels are completely independent, allowing the bike to turn on a dime.

Ben Gulak, the 18-year-old Ontario-born inventor (fuck, I’m not 100% sure but I think I was still playing D&D my senior year), came up with his personal green machine after visiting China and wanting to do omething to combat all the smog created by the country’s vast fleets of internal-combustion bikes. Damn Canadian Hippies… standing Unicycle

4 Responses to “Motorized Unicycle Helps Nerds Look Cool…Somewhat…”

  1. […] you what, if you ever really feel the need to get a unicycle, I think this thing is easily the way to […]

  2. kristina says:

    I just have to say this was probably one of the most funniest articles I’ve had the chance to read on the subject so far. I do not know where you gather up all your information but I am impressed! I am going to send a few people your way to read this.

  3. […] unicycles floating around the interwebs, and they all seem to be fairly wacky (like this one and this one). Really, is there any need for a powered unicycle? Are they a substitute for motorcycles or […]

  4. […] transportation is nothing new — we’ve seen both Honda and some Canadian entrepreneur try one out. Heck, we’ve even seen an early concept of the RYNO Unicycle. But now as RYNO […]

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