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Autobalance Bike by Honda

01/07/2017 10:49 AM

There's a hope of going home to drunk drivers

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Re: Autobalance Bike by Honda

01/07/2017 11:03 AM

You don't belong on a bike if you can't handle it.

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01/07/2017 11:14 AM

I like the way it changes the rake angle.

That could be useful in their race bikes.

Increasing rake gives better feel in long fast corners.

Decreasing rake allows for faster transition from vertical to lean in short slow corners and flips from one side to the other.

Fixed frame geometry is always going to be a compromise but having that flexibility could be a game changer for them.

Maybe their riders wouldn't need to use their knees and elbows so much to keep from falling into the corner.

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01/07/2017 11:49 AM

The hope of going home for drunk bikies already exists and is called a 'taxi.'

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01/07/2017 11:52 AM

As a bike rider , ninja 650 and a shadow 1100, i have to question how it would correct for gravel on the road during a sweeping turn. If you cant keep a bike upright you should not be on one.

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01/07/2017 9:22 PM

Hi-Tech training wheels!

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Re: Autobalance Bike by Honda

01/08/2017 1:21 AM

If it wasn't for that annoying din, the video might have been interesting.

I thought that the whole purpose of falling over was to tell if you were riding fast enough.

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Re: Autobalance Bike by Honda

01/08/2017 6:14 AM

Wait a minute - I saw the same thing here a few months ago with BMW. So I think it is the safe to say that this is just like hybrid cars - every manufacture has one. What what they will call it SPOT. Here Spot (whistle) and it follows you. Does this mean that you have to take it outside to go to the potty or is it housebroken!

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01/08/2017 8:07 AM

It may keep you from falling over, but it does not keep you from riding at excessive speeds, crashing into other stationary or moving objects, or making any one of a million other bad judgments when you are impaired. As was stated earlier, you either don't belong on a bike (or driving a car for that matter) if you can't handle it and if you have been drinking find someone else to drive you, be it a friend or a taxi.

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01/08/2017 2:14 PM

I can be falling down drunk and still ride my bicycle.

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01/09/2017 4:21 AM

Given the propensity of MOST (not all) cyclists to do stupid things, would anyone notice the difference?

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01/09/2017 11:15 AM

Is that because you cannot peddle it fast enough to hurt yourself? ROFLMAO at people who think that impaired is a good way to travel through life!

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01/09/2017 2:02 PM

I don't see how you could considering you came in on a horse.

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01/10/2017 7:28 AM

Given that a driving licence is not necessary for a bicycle in the UK, one wonders whether being found "drunk in charge of a bicycle", which is a statutory offence, leads to penalty points on a driving licence?

Just askin'. <hic>

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01/10/2017 8:34 PM

"I can be falling down drunk and still ride my bicycle."

How would you know?

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01/11/2017 10:29 AM

He could at that point be lying on side, on the bike (with it laying down), and lying about the whole experience, still pedaling the bike.

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01/11/2017 10:34 AM

He only thought he was riding a bike,... but he was too drunk to notice, what he was actually riding...

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01/09/2017 3:39 AM

"Shanks' Pony" is a better method of going home in such circumstances.

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01/09/2017 2:33 PM

Make sure you tie a small bell to the saddle, in case of claim jumpers need to be forewarned to take positions for the impending ambush.

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01/12/2017 1:46 PM

Actually I wasn't THAT drunk. I was on a vintage bike ride, had about four beers, (good ones) and lost my balance while rolling my bicycle out to the street. I began to fall, tried to recover, and I realized it was hopeless I relaxed and rolled with it. Once on the ground, I picked myself up, staggered a bit, mounted the bicycle, and it was smooth rolling after that.

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