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05-06-2010, 11:21 AM
Figured this belonged in Tech best.
05-06-2010, 11:37 AM
This think is way cool! Now for the jousting sticks!
05-06-2010, 12:30 PM
The world just got a little fatter.
Aside from kickarse jousting events with friends I don't see a reason for this. I can see great applications for the handicapped but not for your average Joe.
That being said I can't wait to try one :D
05-06-2010, 1:47 PM
I drew up a wheel design nearly identical to that in 89 for motorcycles. Wish I had patented it.
05-06-2010, 1:54 PM
You remember the movie Wall-E? Human kind will get fat and not be able to walk anymore....then when the space ship tilts and people call off their U3-x, they'll be like a bunch of jelly on the floor. haha
I would totally joust with this. Since it seems like an indoor only tool, they need to make the seats much, much larger for their primary audience.
I also agree that the world got one more step closer to this:
05-06-2010, 2:53 PM
That's pretty cool considering how small it is. I don't see it being useful for a handicapped person due to how easy it'd be to fall off.
05-06-2010, 4:27 PM
Honda probably made it more for bragging right purposes. To show off that they can design something 1 step ahead of the rest. Oviously its kinda pointless, and a waste of money since you can walk and stand which doesnt cost a dime since its human nature, rather then riding that while looking at art which will cost alot, which is what they are doing at the end of the video
05-07-2010, 6:58 PM
It's not a new concept, but the implications for the future are great. I remember when Bombardier released a sketch of concept superbike with one wheel just a few years ago. If anyone can do it Honda can certainly implement a real product.
Look at the Segway. There's a current need, especially for something so compact. Think of people that are mobility challenged and products like the Rascal type scooters.
05-08-2010, 12:53 PM
It would be useful if you lived in a city where space is at a premium and speed is a rarity. Great for grabbing groceries or something I would think. Then again, that's what I think bicycles are for.
05-08-2010, 4:09 PM
I can see great applications for the handicapped but not for your average Joe. Right up until it runs out of power.
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