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Gyro!

This is the Uno, a two wheeled motorcycle that has the wheels placed side by side. It was designed and built by 18-year-old Ben J. Poss Gulak, who is probably a genius. It stays upright thanks to advanced gyroscopic technology and a powerful sorcerer using black magic.

Operation of the 54.4 kg (120 lb) machine is simple, in fact it's so simple there are no controls except for an on-off switch. To go forward you simply push your body weight forward to tilt the machine. To back up, just lean back on the seat to tilt it backwards and back it goes. The farther you lean, the faster it accelerates. The gyro tells the ECU how much to accelerate and that in turn delivers the proper amount of current to the electric motors, one for each wheel.

I think we can all agree the Uno brings new meaning to the phrase "crotch rocket".
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post #2 of 20 Old 05-12-2008, 05:18 PM
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This is the Uno, a two wheeled motorcycle that has the wheels placed side by side. It was designed and built by 18-year-old Ben J. Poss Gulak, who is probably a genius. It stays upright thanks to advanced gyroscopic technology and a powerful sorcerer using black magic.

Operation of the 54.4 kg (120 lb) machine is simple, in fact it's so simple there are no controls except for an on-off switch. To go forward you simply push your body weight forward to tilt the machine. To back up, just lean back on the seat to tilt it backwards and back it goes. The farther you lean, the faster it accelerates. The gyro tells the ECU how much to accelerate and that in turn delivers the proper amount of current to the electric motors, one for each wheel.

I think we can all agree the Uno brings new meaning to the phrase "crotch rocket".
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I'll just go shoot myself...................

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How fast will it go when your face is on the pavement ?

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chris krome will put ape hangars on it.
i want one with a turbo.

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hey doesn't rag have 1 of these he says he has a 2008 unicycle? would this qualify as a uni?

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It's a Duelly!

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How fast will it go when your face is on the pavement ?
Good Lord above, that was funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I said I never had much use for one.
Never said I didn't know how to use it."
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Man, I read the title to this thread and thought we were going to discuss the tasty sandwich, not some funko scooter/unicycle.

Now gyros, that's good stuff, hot thin sliced gyro meat, cucumber sauce, onions, tomatoes, pita bread, mmm!

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ahhh gyros - what you have to eat when you're starving and there are no good Italian restaurants nearby.

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looks like a sit down segway to me. How do you turn? lean or twistagrip?

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He's gone out of his way to create something gayer than a scooter. Mission accomplished!

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Wonder where he got his inspiration?





hmm?

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^Did you pose for this pic yourself!?!?^

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Had a gyro Friday night from Sam's Gyros, 54th and College, damn it was tasty!

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hmm?
Excellent offering fng!!!!!! Excellent. You shall go places(maybe all by yourself but wtf)

I said I never had much use for one.
Never said I didn't know how to use it."
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And remade "technology" Ever hear of a Segway?

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