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What’s electric and sits under your butt cheeks? The Electric Unicycle!

September 24th, 2009 · No Comments

Honda recently unveiled an indoor transportation unit they call the ‘U3X’, which is essentially, an electric Unicycle. (!) Powered by a lithium-ion battery which lasts for about 60 minutes,  it only weighs about 10 kilos. But the real trick of this thing is that it balances itself, making the unique sensation of unicycling more ubiquitous, much to the chagrin of those of us who have braved both bruises and ridicule learning to operate the real thing.

But one-wheeled purists likely have little to fear. There are no plans to release this techno curiosity to the public any time soon. And the ‘use’ they plan for it? Airport workers who need to get around.

I’m thinking they’ll need to make the seat a lot bigger as airport attendant butts gradually but inevitably widen from lack of exercise.

Come on, Honda. Get your engineers to work on an electric car that can get me to Whistler and back, and leave Unicycling to those foolhardy enough to do it for real.

Tags: Research · Sustainable Lifestyle · Unicycling

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