Honda’s new…unicycle

Would you buy a car that had a top speed of 3.7mph? Can you cycle faster than a walking pace?

Well if you answered no to the first and yes to the second, you might not be too gutted that Honda’s latest creation is not available for public purchase yet and has not been given a release date either.

The creation, the Uni-Cub, is a motorised unicycle.  Riders can steer it by leaning to one side or another, just as you would on a peddle unicycle. The difference is that you don’t have to work your legs to move the machine and reportedly it is brilliantly easy to get the hand of riding one.

As clever an invention as the Uni-Cub is, I’m not surprised the manufacturer hasn’t come out with a release date yet.  It doesn’t go any faster than 3.7mph – some people walk faster than that.

However, to give you a more balanced view of the machine, it apparently folds up into a carrycase, and is safe enough to use indoors.

I wonder how much it would cost to insure this strange machine? Would it even need insurance?

Photo © Gamma Man via Flickr, under Creative Commons Licence

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