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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: Vettie on December 12, 2012, 10:30:52 am

Title: Bike that doesn't fall over
Post by: Vettie on December 12, 2012, 10:30:52 am
Nogals cool...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/click_online/9776325.stm
Title: Re: Bike that doesn't fall over
Post by: dookie on December 12, 2012, 10:47:23 am
Meh.
I bet Dwerg can highside that thing.
Title: Re: Bike that doesn't fall over
Post by: BOER! on December 12, 2012, 10:48:13 am
I like it.

BUt I would have liked it more if I could hook my stealth camper tent onto it.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Bike that doesn't fall over
Post by: ChrisMann on December 12, 2012, 11:23:08 am
Beteken dit ek sal eendag in die sand kan ry?!   :ricky:
Title: Re: Bike that doesn't fall over
Post by: Khakibos on December 12, 2012, 12:16:22 pm
 :laughing4:
Title: Re: Bike that doesn't fall over
Post by: superten on December 12, 2012, 01:21:06 pm
Brilliant,thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Bike that doesn't fall over
Post by: Inprogress on December 12, 2012, 01:33:28 pm
That is very cool, in that "I really need that cause its cool" kind of way.

The only problem most future vehicles have all in common that utilize motorcycle wheels, is that motorcycle wheels are worn out a hellava lot sooner with the sides being fine, and very expensive. That is the saddest part of bike tyres, they wear out in the middle with the cornering sides of the tyre sitting there, all gripped up laughing at you.
Title: Re: Bike that doesn't fall over
Post by: Swart Gevaar on December 12, 2012, 01:33:58 pm
Very nice
Title: Re: Bike that doesn't fall over
Post by: RobC on December 12, 2012, 01:34:59 pm
Cool, so far the best implementation of the cocoon bike concept!
This is an electric I would want to own. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Bike that doesn't fall over
Post by: Grrrr.... on December 12, 2012, 02:46:49 pm
But it has a steering wheel.....?
Title: Re: Bike that doesn't fall over
Post by: cloudgazer on December 12, 2012, 02:50:23 pm
It will take a 'baby elephant' to knock over this bike

So basically a mini or any other vehicle....
Title: Re: Bike that doesn't fall over
Post by: RobC on December 12, 2012, 02:52:46 pm
It will take a 'baby elephant' to knock over this bike

So basically a mini or any other vehicle....
check out the video... flipping amazing! The gyros just make it pop back up! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Bike that doesn't fall over
Post by: Grrrr.... on December 12, 2012, 02:54:19 pm
I think it is flippen cool but calling it a motorcycle is a stretch.... A car with two wheels maybe.

But undeniably very cool tech!
Title: Re: Bike that doesn't fall over
Post by: RobC on December 12, 2012, 02:56:49 pm
I think it is flippen cool but calling it a motorcycle is a stretch.... A car with two wheels maybe.

But undeniably very cool tech!
As per Google >:D

mo·tor·cy·cle 
/ˈmōtərˌsīkəl/
Noun
A two-wheeled vehicle that is powered by a motor and has no pedals.
Synonyms
motorbike
Title: Re: Bike that doesn't fall over
Post by: Grrrr.... on December 12, 2012, 02:59:17 pm
I think it is flippen cool but calling it a motorcycle is a stretch.... A car with two wheels maybe.

But undeniably very cool tech!
As per Google >:D

mo·tor·cy·cle 
/ˈmōtərˌsīkəl/
Noun
A two-wheeled vehicle that is powered by a motor and has no pedals.
Synonyms
motorbike

But it has a steering wheel.....?

That says it is a car in my book.

Now go stir somewhere else Rob you nannystate pussie taking it up the arse because you are scared and want to "Fitin"...bloody idiotic weekend diva wobbling around and giving biking a bad and boring name...

 :lol8:
Title: Re: Bike that doesn't fall over
Post by: RobC on December 12, 2012, 03:00:10 pm
I think it is flippen cool but calling it a motorcycle is a stretch.... A car with two wheels maybe.

But undeniably very cool tech!
As per Google >:D

mo·tor·cy·cle 
/ˈmōtərˌsīkəl/
Noun
A two-wheeled vehicle that is powered by a motor and has no pedals.
Synonyms
motorbike

But it has a steering wheel.....?

That says it is a car in my book.

Now go stir somewhere else Rob you nannystate pussie taking it up the arse because you are scared and want to "Fitin"...bloody idiotic weekend diva wobbling around and giving biking a bad and boring name...

 :lol8:
:imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Bike that doesn't fall over
Post by: Mr Zog on December 12, 2012, 03:02:31 pm
So if you drive forward into a parking space, does it have a reverse gear to get you out again? 'cause you sure can't just push it backwards... ???
Title: Re: Bike that doesn't fall over
Post by: RobC on December 12, 2012, 03:06:18 pm
So if you drive forward into a parking space, does it have a reverse gear to get you out again? 'cause you sure can't just push it backwards... ???
Jip... reverse it has...  :thumleft:
GPS too afaik... :sip:
http://litmotors.com/c-1/

Video showing it reversing http://litmotors.com/lit-news/
Title: Re: Bike that doesn't fall over
Post by: Skaiidawg on December 12, 2012, 03:28:11 pm
So if you drive forward into a parking space, does it have a reverse gear to get you out again? 'cause you sure can't just push it backwards... ???

Why would not be able to push it back? the gyros only prevent it from falling over not preventing it to go backwards.
Title: Re: Bike that doesn't fall over
Post by: Operator on December 12, 2012, 03:58:17 pm
I love it when  (at 3 min 30 sec into the video ) they guy rides his GS 1200 and the narrator is talking
about motorcyclist looking for a more comfortable ride........... :spitcoffee:
Title: Re: Bike that doesn't fall over
Post by: Mr Zog on December 12, 2012, 04:19:36 pm
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Why would not be able to push it back? the gyros only prevent it from falling over not preventing it to go backwards

Because you can't put your feet down on the ground, and before getting out of it you activate the steel pegs that hold it up when the gyro stops, so pushing from the outside would be a bit of a mission.

EDIT: and you cant reach the steering wheel from the outside either, or the brakes...
Title: Re: Bike that doesn't fall over
Post by: RobC on December 12, 2012, 04:23:38 pm
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Why would not be able to push it back? the gyros only prevent it from falling over not preventing it to go backwards

Because you can't put your feet down on the ground, and before getting out of it you activate the steel pegs that hold it up when the gyro stops, so pushing from the outside would be a bit of a mission.

EDIT: and you cant reach the steering wheel from the outside either, or the brakes...
Watched the video's yet? :sip:
Title: Re: Bike that doesn't fall over
Post by: Mr Zog on December 12, 2012, 04:27:18 pm
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Watched the video's yet?

Yip... I think its a great concept, and as you mentioned it has a reverse gear, so my initial question was answered. I was just explaining my rational for asking the question in the first place.  :thumleft: