UNO - The world's first "unicycle" motorbike

By Meera Dolasia on April 29, 2008

This cool looking gizmo that looks like a unicycle is actually a prototype (sample) of a motorbike with two wheels - except the two wheels are situated side-by-side instead of back-to-back. Invented by 18-year old Ben Gulak, the Uno is not only cool but also green - Its engine is powered by an electric motor.

Ben, who lives in Canada, got the idea after a visit to China, where he saw thousands of people driving around in little bikes that were polluting the environment. However, he realized that a 'green" vehicle also had to look cool - and the design for the Uno was born.

The motorbike is also very simple to ride. It just has an on/off switch and then is controlled entirely by body movement. The driver has to lean forward to accelerate and lean back to slow down.

The best part about the Uno is that it is really small and weighs only 120lbs, which means it can be carried into the house and plugged in to a regular electricity outlet for charging. When the engine is fully charged, the Uno can be ridden for about two and a half hours.

Ben unveiled his invention at the 2008 National Motorcycle Show in Toronto last month and is hoping to find investors to finance the production of Uno. We sure hope he succeeds!

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Daily Mail, Google News, gizmondo.com

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  • doodles_rule
    doodles_ruleThursday, September 15, 2016 at 11:59 am
    Another thing to watch on fail army, sweet.
    • nasby
      nasbyMonday, September 5, 2016 at 12:35 pm
      A unicycle motorbike. That is so freaky
      • zackboy10
        zackboy10Monday, May 23, 2016 at 5:49 am
        I wanna get that!πŸ˜†πŸ˜Ž
        • ck3
          ck3Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 6:00 am
          That looks cool and dangerous!
          • AnonymousTuesday, December 15, 2015 at 12:47 pm
            That is an awsame
            • GIRLWednesday, November 18, 2015 at 4:23 pm
              Wow this is so cool
              • boySunday, November 15, 2015 at 6:11 am
                wow
                • emmanuel4
                  emmanuel4Friday, November 13, 2015 at 1:05 pm
                  cool
                  • superboySaturday, October 24, 2015 at 8:08 am
                    i am interested
                    • superboySaturday, October 24, 2015 at 8:07 am
                      I want to ride one sometime, that is sick , and tight

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