Wednesday, May 07, 2008


TREE HUGGER - A young Canadian inventor named Ben Gulak has created a new electric motorbike that takes some of the lessons learned from the Segway device, but implements them in a cooler package. The bike, called the Uno, looks from its profile like a strange powered unicycle but actually employs two wheels side-by-side. Riders lean forward to accelerate -- a feature used by the Segway - and can hit a top speed of 25 mph in its current configuration. The Uno also makes use of a set of gyros to enhance ease of balance, and the wheels are independently operated making turning much more precise.

Gulak, who's 18 years old, says that the Uno is relatively simple to ride but, "takes a bit of getting used to because you have to learn to trust it. The young inventor is currently courting investors for his project. . .

"It has a range of about 2.5 hours and it is designed for the commute to work through busy towns" says Gulak." MORE