Futuristic motorcycle won't fall down

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    Sep 14, 2012 6:29 PM GMT
    http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2012/08/30/futuristic-motorcycle-wont-fall-down/?intcmp=obinsite

    The all-electric bike/car hybrid being developed by California startup Lit Motors features a pair of counter-rotating gyroscopes mounted flat at the bottom of the frame that not only allow it to stand upright on two wheels when stationary, but make it nearly impossible to knock down. . . . The two-wheel pod requires a motorcycle license, but is entered via a swing-out door with windows, driven like a car with a steering wheel and pedals and offers tandem seating for two people.
  • FredMG

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    Sep 14, 2012 11:28 PM GMT
    Ah!

    But it gets better:

    - This spring the initial cost was advertised at $24k, it's now down to $19k
    - after the first production run of 1000, the price could drop as low as $12k
    - 200 MILE cruising range.
    - 0-60 mph in 6 seconds.
    - top speed of 100mph +

    I'm hoping to get one, though I'm not sure that most of the "public" is ready to buy transit like this that meets 95% - 99% of regular needs because Detroit and Madison Ave. have brainwashed us into thinking we need a vehicle that can "do it all" and that "bigger is safer"