Decade’s back, to learn to ride a motorcycle one almost always had to fall at least once during the learning process. And even later in the learning curve, still so many accident occur because of imbalance while riding a bike. When we look into the future of motorcycling, we see the glimpse of auto balanced and auto assist motorcycles. We have three motor manufacturing companies creating revolutionary motorcycle concepts in auto balancing using gyroscopes and robotic technologies. On this, the latest news is from Honda, and in Oct 2016 by BMW and almost 5 years back by LIT Motors.
Honda unveiled its Riding Assist technology in a global debut at CES 2017, Las Vegas held on 5th Jan 2017. According to the Honda statement, “Moto Riding Assist technology, which leverages Honda’s robotics technology to create a self-balancing motorcycle that greatly, reduces the possibility of falling over while the motorcycle is at rest. Rather than relying on gyroscopes, which add a great deal of weight and alter the riding experience as announced by other companies, the Honda Moto Riding Assist incorporates technology originally developed for the company’s UNI-CUB personal mobility device.”
At the same time, we shall also see the BMW’s Motorrad vision next 100. This is also a full balanced motorbike without a stand, concept model introduced in Oct 2016.
Together with his design team, Edgar Heinrich drafted this future scenario and designed the BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT vehicle, adding up on he says, “When we develop a motorcycle, we are usually thinking around five to ten years in the future. So taking a look further into the future was especially exciting for us and highly appealing,”
Competing with the above two big motorcycle manufactures, have a look on LIT Motors (a start-up) from California had build a C-1 model rides without falling down for any push.
Source: Press Release