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  • Unicycling about to go electric with Ryno

    06/11/2012 12:34:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Portland Tribune ^ | May 17, 2012 | Jason Vondersmith
    In a second-season episode of "Portlandia," Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein play a boring Southeast Portland couple who want to spice up their life. A tough guy and a hot dame pull up on a motorcycle, and Fred and Carrie feel pretty un-cool in their presence. So they get the bright idea of acquiring motorcycles of their own. The next scene, Fred coasts up on a three-wheeled monstrosity, and Carrie putters around the street on an odd-looking, one-wheeled, motorized transporter that reminds one of the Segway. Carrie's riding atop the Ryno bike, the second prototype of the fledgling Ryno Motors...
  • Naked unicyclist arrested on Kemah (Texas) bridge (Yes, there is a picture)

    05/10/2012 8:20:22 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 22 replies
    Galveston Daily News ^ | 05/10/2012 | Chris Paschenko
    KEMAH — Police headquarters became flooded with calls Wednesday reporting a naked man riding a unicycle across the state Highway 146 bridge from Kemah into Seabrook, authorities said. A passer-by snapped a photograph of the man, who was shown sporting only a tan line, as he cycled north across the bridge that spans the Clear Lake channel, Kemah police Chief Greg Rikard said. Police arrested the man at 1:32 p.m. before he made it to the top of the bridge, Rikard said. Bond for Joseph Glynn Farley, 45, of Clear Lake, was set at $1,500 on the Class B misdemeanor...
  • Honda unveils self-balancing electric unicycle moving in all directions

    09/29/2009 12:38:19 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 15 replies · 1,352+ views
    iStockAnalyst ^ | September 24, 2009 | staff reporter
    TOKYO, Sep. 24, 2009 (Kyodo News International) -- Honda Motor Co. (NYSE:HMC) , the developer of humanoid robot ASIMO, unveiled Thursday a compact, self-balancing personal mobility device that works like an electric unicycle capable of moving in all directions by shifting one's body weight. The device, the U3-X, is powered by lithium ion batteries and can run at a maximum speed of 6 kilometers per hour. It lasts for one hour on a fully charged battery, which takes about 90 minutes. Using the balance control technology applied to the two-legged ASIMO, the rider can move the U3-X by leaning into...
  • It's Unique - But Can It Pop A Wheelie?.....

    05/01/2008 6:17:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies · 143+ views
    www.motorcyclemojo.com ^ | 04/25/2008 | Glen Roberts
    The 2008 National Motorcycle Show in Toronto has always been heavily influenced by the American V-twin crowd and highlights some of the area's top custom builders who have on display a fine array of one-off custom machines. This year's show, however, had one very unusual one-off custom, the Uno. The orange and grey coloured Uno made its first public appearance balanced on its two side-by-side wheels and its footpegs. Looking more like it should have been ridden by George Jetson as he pulled up to his space platform, it looked out of place amid the other custom creations in...
  • (Forbes) Vehicle of the Week: HOT WHEEL (one-wheeled motrorcycle)

    11/17/2003 9:47:48 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 22 replies · 801+ views
    Forbes ^ | Dan Lienert
    Vehicle of the Week Hot Wheel Dan Lienert We love reading about new products and designs from Bombardier, mostly because besides building things like airplanes and subway cars, the privately held, Quebec-based company also builds fun stuff like Rotax karts, Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Bombardier ATVs, Sea-Doo sport boats and Johnson and Evinrude outboard engines. No wonder, then, that they have produced an exciting answer to the Segway Human Transporter. Like the Segway, Bombardier's Embrio concept--a prototype that may or may not make production--uses gyroscope technology to balance riders but adds a dash of flair absent in the Segway, which...