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The Motorized Monocycle: one-wheeled motorcycle

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The Motorized Monocycle, made in the Netherlands, is one big skinny rubber wheel with a seat and handle bars housed in the center hole. However, only the outside wheel rotates, which propels the rider forward. Its fiberglass frame is connected to an inner steel frame with a centrifugal clutch to engage a 67-inch diameter outer flywheel that actually makes contact with the ground with a rubber tire. The Motorized Monocycle can reach speeds up to 25mph, all thanks to its 31cc, four-stroke 1.5 horsepower motor. Unfortunately, you won’t be doing burnouts in this thing.

Not quite the same monocycle, but I found a similar one, so you could get an idea of how it runs:

The Motorized Monocycle can accomodate up to 6′ 3″ persons, with a maximum seating capacity of 275 pounds (110 pounds minimum). The handle bars are equipped with a finger throttle and brakes. The Monocycle can run for two hours on a half gallon tank of gasoline.

The Motorized Monocycle costs $12,999.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer.

See a more ‘manly’ version after the jump.

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Via: Technoride




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