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Posted by BushA on November 15, 2010

Category: Entertainment

A young inventor has created a motorcycle concept with a twist – it uses two wheels but they are positioned right next to each other, giving it the illusion of being a powered unicycle. The Massachussets-based company, BPG Motors is about to revolutionize the two-wheeled world with the UNO motorcycle. The chairman and founder of the company, 21-year-old inventor Ben Gulak says the bike will have the performanve of a maxi scooter but can turn 360 degrees in a 3 foot area.

The UNO at high speeds

The UNO at high speeds

The Uno works in two stages. At lower speeds, the wheels remain parallel providing the rider with a small compact and highly maneuverable urban commuting vehicle. However, as the vehicle accelerates, the wheels splay apart, realign and transform the Uno into a traditional motorcycle while moving, providing the rider with a safer, more stable and familiar platform for high speed travel. The bizarre-looking contraption has only one switch – on or off – and is controlled entirely by body movement. The rider leans forwards to accelerate and back to slow down. It has two wheels side-by-side and has been turning heads wherever it has been ridden.

The UNO at low speeds

The UNO at low speeds

Gulak wants to produce an initial run of 30 bikes within the next 8 to 12 months. The UNO will have a top speed of 35mph and will carry a price tag of $25,000. However, top speed will likely increase in the near future, while the price could drop to around $6-7,000.

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