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Bombardier’s Embrio Advanced Concept: motorized unicycle

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What looks like a futuristic unicycle is actually the Bombardier’s Embrio Advanced Concept, which is a one-wheeled recreational and commuting motorcycle from the future – 2025 to be exact. Canadian company, Bombardier Recreational Products, has designed the single wheeled vehicle to be ridden like a motorcycle. Powered by hydrogen filled fuel cells, the Embrio sports a system of gyroscopes and sensors that can balance the bike along with two passengers. Under 12.5 mph (or standing still), the Embrio utilizes its two small front wheels to maintain the bike’s balance. It deploys during slow speeds but retracts once the Embrio gets up to speed. To bring it to a stop, the rider uses the hand brakes located on the handle bars.

Construction-wise, the Embrio is made from lightweight materials: aluminum, magnesium and nylon. It weighs 360 pounds.

I think I’ll wait on a flying version…

More photos and tech specs after the jump.

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

MODEL NAME: EMBRIO Advanced Concept
DEVELOPED BY: Bombardier Recreational Products
STATUS: Concept
YEAR: 2003
DRIVE SYSTEM: Fuel cell electric
FUEL: Hydrogen
LENGTH: 1,240 mm (48.8 in)
WIDTH: 700 mm (27.5 in)
HEIGHT: 1,200 mm (47.5 in)
WEIGHT: 164 kg (360 lbs)
SEATING CAPACITY: 2

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Via:The Contaminated




5 Comments

  1. Posted January 20, 2009 at 2:27 am | Permalink

    i like it =D

  2. eli
    Posted April 8, 2009 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    i think its look’s nice out off this world and cant wait for future

  3. Salem Hasan A lZaabi
    Posted May 14, 2009 at 10:53 pm | Permalink

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  4. Christopher
    Posted December 22, 2009 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    We’re one step closer to seeing someone make the Wheelie Scooter from Kirby Air Ride.

  5. Dylan
    Posted April 13, 2011 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    this is awesom they need to learn to make it so these can be race againt others and to do that they need to have a top speed of 100mph for me. time out how fast can these go

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