Thrustcycle unveils Gyrocycle – a self balancing motorcycle

Editor@Throttle|Updated: January 3, 2017 12:33
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Thrustcycle, based out of Honolulu, has unveiled its new self-balancing electric motorcycle prototype, the GyroCycle. Not only is the GyroCycle self stabilizing, it’s also electric, morphing two trends in motorcycling that continue to garner traction. 

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“The GyroCycle an energy efficient vehicle with rock solid stability,” says Thrustcycle Enterprises LLC President Clyde Igarashi. “The gyroscope functions as both a stabilizer and mechanical battery so you get the benefits of both.” For self stability, the GyroCycle utilizes internal flywheels, which create a gyroscopic effect that ensures the bike will remain upright and stable both during riding and while at a standstill (when powered  the GyroCycle’s system maintains a fixed plane in space, the vehicle will be less likely to lose traction when going into turns because the gyroscope will maintain lateral integrity. “The self-balancing function gives the rider more control and greatly increases safety.”  GyroCycle will have a range of about 80 miles (129 km) and a top speed of 75 mph (121 km/h).

 

Thrustcycle says the first production models will be completed this year, and it aims to be the first company to bring a self-balancing motorcycle to the market and it says that the cost should be under $20,000.

 

Article source: www.ultimatemotorcycling.com