Friday, December 14, 2012

This 2 wheeler may be the urban vehicle of the future

Think a fully enclosed gyro stabilized motorcycle that can`t be tipped over, like flying a jet fighter.
yahoo reports:

"In a nondescript building on the grittier side of downtown San Francisco, the future of personal transportation is being born — at least according to this baby's Dr. Frankenstein, an affable 33-year-old named Daniel Kim. Sitting in the glare of a few spotlights is the LIT Motors C1, an enclosed two-wheeler that combines the flexibility and fuel efficiency of an electric motorcycle with the safety, comfort and storage space of a small automobile.

But there's a true innovation at work: the C1 has two powerful on-board gyroscopes generating 1,300 ft-lbs of torque that keep the two-wheeler upright even when struck by a larger vehicle. "It would take an elephant to knock this thing over," says Kim"

so cool. get out of it and it keeps standing without a kickstand, what a creative and yet practical urban runabout, sold!

more here

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