VIDEO: eniCycle is balanced minimalism

eniCycle Electric Unicycle - Click above to watch video after the jump

We've seen a few motorized unicycles in the past, but inventor Aleksander Polutnik may have come up with the simplest, most environmentally friendly version to date. His gyrotastic gadget was created so he could hang with his traditional unicycling girlfriend (that's hot), but it may have enough functionality to justify future production.

The uni-bike contains a gyroscope that gauges balance 100 times per second, which apparently makes the bike surprisingly easy to operate. Polutnik states that the eniCycle takes only about 30 minutes to learn how to operate proficiently. To go forward, the operator needs only to lean forward. To slow down or stop, simply lean back. Moving left and right is accomplished by pressing down on the left or right foot rest.

The eniCycle has a 1,000-watt battery mated to a wheel-mounted electric motor, which is capable of propelling the one-wheeled bike at a max speed of 10 mph. The Gadget Show says the eniCycle is capable of running for three hours, making the range 30 miles, but the eniCycle website states that the contraption can only run for 30 kilometers (18.6 miles). Production is scheduled to begin some time this summer, and you'll have to contact Polutnik to reserve your own. Hit the jump to watch a video of the eniCycle in all its one-wheeled glory.

[Source: PDD Net]

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