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The Next " Small Thing" ??

02/17/2012 1:05 PM
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Re: The next " small thing" ??

02/17/2012 1:39 PM

Sure, I would consider buying this if I could. More to the point, if I fit. While most NBA players would tower over me, I am 6 ft 2 in tall with long legs. So ergonomics is a concern. I suspect that despite the gyroscopic stabilization, this would require a motorcycle license to legally drive here. So then the question becomes would I buy this instead of a motorcycle?

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02/17/2012 1:58 PM

No.

It's for kids.

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02/17/2012 5:09 PM

Well the buying, and owning part is illegal in the U.S., but I might take her out for a spin. On the dance floor of course; what were you thinking?

As for the donor cycle....

Sorry, I just could not resist!

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02/18/2012 6:24 AM

It would have to be airconditioned.

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02/18/2012 10:30 AM

Hi SE,

I like the concept, and yes, would own one (given its final form, efficiency, cost, etc), but for me it might not fill a need.

I work from my home, therefore the concept of 'commuting' is not quite the same. Most of my local travel would be the quick trip to 'get something'. It would have to have some sort of carrying capacity. Nothing grand, but at least a bag of groceries or such.

For me, personally, a little truck would be perfect. Most of what I do as such is within 15 miles round trip, so all electric. Maybe, once this platform is commercialized it could be adapted in all sorts of ways for personal as well as commercial uses.

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02/18/2012 4:08 PM

Would be nice if they had a tip tray version

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02/20/2012 9:52 PM

For what it will probably cost I could buy a half dozen real motorcycles, one for each day of the week!

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02/21/2012 10:27 PM

Yeah but this one has a protective shell and won't tip over...

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02/22/2012 2:28 AM

Needs airconditioning. A helmet on a bike is bad enough, you would totally roast in that.

The article didn't mention whether the gyros were also used for regenerative braking energy storage.....that could help run the aircon.

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