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Monowheel Motorcycle 1894 – The Oldest Monowheel MotorCycle in the World

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A monowheel is a one-wheeled single-track vehicle similar to a unicycle. Instead of sitting above the wheel as in a unicycle, the rider sits either within the wheel or next to it.

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The wheel is a ring, usually driven by smaller wheels pressing against its inner rim. Most are single-passenger vehicles, though multi-passenger models have been built.

The unique Edison-Puton Monowheel was built in Paris in 1910, it features a single wheel within which is housed the motorcycle frame, rider and a 150cc De Dion engine.

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Today, monowheels are generally built and used for fun and entertainment purposes, though from the 1860s through to the 1930s, they were proposed for use as serious transportation.

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