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Meet Uno The World’s First Real Transformer, It Goes From Unicycle To Motorcycle

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The Uno is an novel self-balancing electric motorcycle using two wheels side by side (the configuration used by dicycles). The Uno III adds third wheel that allows it to transform into a tricycle.The original Uno is controlled in forward motion by the rider shifting weight over the centre of gravity.

source/image: BPGMotors

When the rider shifts forward, the vehicle speeds up to regain balance, when the rider leans back, the vehicle slows. Steering is controlled by side-to-side motion of the rider.

source/image: BPGMotors

The vehicle senses this shift and raises one of the two wheels to allow the vehicle to tilt in the desired turn direction.

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The Uno now sports 3 wheels. It sits up on the rear parallel wheels at slow speed but then lowers the front wheel at higher speeds.The Uno 3 is designed to be licensed as a scooter-class vehicle, and indeed, in Uno (or scooter) mode, the Uno 3 has a city-suitable topspeed of about 15mph.

Once in motorcycle mode, riders can reach a breezy 30mph. Breathe a sigh of relief- the company hopes to increase the performance of the bike.

The details:

  • Price: $5,000-7,000 (similar to a high-end scooter)
  • Deposit: refundable deposit for now is $250 (USD). BPG Motors will later will want a
  • $1000 (USD) non-refundable deposit.
  • Charge: 3-4 hours charge time
  • Range: projected to get 30-35 miles on a single charge
  • Emissions: Zero
  • License: Classified as a scooter, so check with your state for licensing requirements
  • Bonus: Transformer!
VIA BPGMotors
SOURCEwikipedia
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