Harley patent for gyroscope self-balancing bike

Harley-Davidson plans balancing bike

Harley-Davidson has filed a patent for a self-balancing system that might help attract more customers to their big and heavy touring motorcycles. Their bikes already have a large flywheel and low centre of gravity that makes them stable at slow speeds, but their mass is daunting for many riders. That’s why they are often dropped …

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Balancing scooter Liger Mobility

Balancing scooter comes when you call

This balancing act will amaze your friends when you call your motorbike or scooter and it automatically comes to you from its parking space. That’s a vision of the future from Indian company Liger Mobility who have developed a prototype self-balancing scooter that comes when you call it. It basically uses voice activation like Siri …

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Thrustcycle Gyroycle gyrsoscopic balancing bike

Balancing bikes the next big thing?

Shortly after BMW Motorrad unveiled its self-balancing Vision 100 Next motorcycle, Thrustcycle has unveiled their own version of a self-balancing bike. While there have been Segway-type self-balancing vehicles before, they balance forwards and backwards, while these balance sideways. It means that when you slow down, internal spinning wheels take over, creating a gyroscopic effect. It …

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Ryno Motors boss Chris Hoffmann

One-wheeled electric Ryno setback

Ryno Motors has shipped its first one-wheeled electric gyroscopic motorcycle to an international customer, but plans for mass production have been postponed. The Portland, Oregon, company has put a stop to orders as it tries to raise additional funding to refine the product and reduce production costs. Company boss Chris Hoffmann (pictured at top) says …

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