Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Monowheeling in Michigan

Valentino Rossi should try doing this, eh?

The contraption you see here has been built in Michigan in the US. It’s four feet high, weighs about 60kg, is powered by a 5-horsepower Briggs & Stratton engine and costs US$8,500.

How is it to ride? A Cycle World journalist who rode the thing, says “Imagine balancing while sitting on a chair, which is on top of a piece of plywood, which is on top of a golf ball.’ And he adds, “Accelerate too fast and your boots are above your eyes as you rotate forward inside the wheel. Brake too hard and now you're looking straight down at the pavement.”

Interesting? Get the full riding impression here

Imagine rolling up to the local pub on this...

Also see:
Embrio: The one-wheeled wonder
The Mighty Quadzilla
Tiff Needell tests the Campagna T-Rex. Insane!

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