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PostSubject: Is This The Future?   Is This The Future? I_icon_minitimeThu Dec 13, 2012 3:57 pm

This is an interesting vehicle.

http://www.geek.com/articles/geek-cetera/lit-motors-ceo-dan-kim-aims-to-reinvent-the-motorcycle-20110914/

http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/lit-c1-bets-future-driving-gyro-balanced-two-212825259.html

I like it, solves the cold weather problem.
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PostSubject: Re: Is This The Future?   Is This The Future? I_icon_minitimeThu Dec 13, 2012 7:24 pm

In a heartbeat!!! Too bad it costs so much ... but if it were available at a decent cost, it definitely would be worth a consideration ....
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PostSubject: Re: Is This The Future?   Is This The Future? I_icon_minitimeFri Dec 14, 2012 1:50 am

Nah, it looks like vapor ware to me. I'll be surprised if it ever really gets into production.
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PostSubject: Re: Is This The Future?   Is This The Future? I_icon_minitimeFri Dec 14, 2012 8:39 am

I would certainly consider this as an alternative to a car. I'm more concerned about driver visibility though. I don't care for the partially reclining seating position, but I could get used to it.
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PostSubject: Re: Is This The Future?   Is This The Future? I_icon_minitimeFri Dec 14, 2012 9:01 am

Might work at $5-6000 as toy. Electric= not for me.

Inventer is not rider----notice lack of front fender=lots of mud on windshield in rain----rear=rooster tail.

If it has side windows, A/C required----I know from Messerschmitt experience in '50's....got roasted in summer.

Provisions for tire/wheel change? Leased Hyundai Accent much better deal. Dealers?
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PostSubject: Re: Is This The Future?   Is This The Future? I_icon_minitimeFri Dec 14, 2012 9:26 am

It turns my stomach to read that someone 'reinvented' the motorcycle... by copying others!

In the late sixties a British duo created the Quasar.
In the eighties a Swiss pilot came up with the Ecomobile. The successor Peraves Monotracer is also available with electric drive.
(Peraves link)

And final thought: Lit Motors even nicks the "C1" name from BMW, that brought a mild version of the FF scooter with this name on the market in the year 2000...
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PostSubject: Re: Is This The Future?   Is This The Future? I_icon_minitimeFri Dec 14, 2012 10:47 am

We already have one of these. We call it a car! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Is This The Future?   Is This The Future? I_icon_minitimeFri Dec 14, 2012 2:09 pm

jdeereanton wrote:
This is an interesting vehicle.

http://www.geek.com/articles/geek-cetera/lit-motors-ceo-dan-kim-aims-to-reinvent-the-motorcycle-20110914/

http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/lit-c1-bets-future-driving-gyro-balanced-two-212825259.html

I like it, solves the cold weather problem.

Looks like a two wheel version of the Carver ( http://www.carver-technology.com/Portfolio_CarverOne.htm ).
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PostSubject: Re: Is This The Future?   Is This The Future? I_icon_minitimeFri Dec 14, 2012 2:31 pm

This clip was shown on BBC Click last weekend and can be seen on their website (below).

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/9776325.stm
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PostSubject: Re: Is This The Future?   Is This The Future? I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 15, 2012 11:23 am

Interesting.
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