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LIT Motors’ C1: The Covered Motorcycle/2 Wheeled Car That Won’t Tip Over

LIT Motors’ C1: The Covered Motorcycle/2 Wheeled Car That Won’t Tip Over

If you’re like me, every time you see a row of parked motorcycles, you have the sudden urge to tip one over and start a domino effect before giddily jumping in your car and skipping town. Unfortunately, LIT Motors has created a self-balancing motorcycle-like vehicle that is seemingly impossible to knock over, which may keep my mischievous impulses forever unrealized.

As this video from the BBC demonstrates, the C1’s electric gyroscopes maintain the vehicle’s balance even when it is dragged by an SUV. The vehicle has actually been in development since 2012, but new models are expected to be ready to ride later this year.

Seeing how the C1 is only 40″ wide, it could still achieve the same traffic weaving ability of which car drivers are consistently jealous. Not only that, but the fact that the whole thing is enclosed means the driver’s face is spared the bug barrage of which nobody is jealous. I would have thought that cutting a car in half would only add to the driving experience.

For those of you who remain fearful of motorcycles, would you feel adequately safe cruising around in the C1? Or would the risk of gyroscope failure keep you forever bound to four wheels?

Speaking of motorcycle safety, check out the new Skully AR-1 motorcycle helmet, which offers the wearer a view of everything happening on their 6, finally joining the sensations of riding a motorcycle and pretending you’re Iron Man.

HT: LIT MotorsMotorAuthority, Discovery News

Comments

  1. Olliekins says:

    I wonder if they’d require a motorcycle license for it. I see it has a steering wheel, rather than handlebars, but you know how much fun lawmakers have with anything resembling change.

  2. Anna says:

    Considering how reliable gyroscopic balancing tends to be (which is to say VERY) I would totally feel safe in this. I want it now.

  3. Ron says:

    Is that Sumi Das from the old ZDTV/TechTV?

  4. Brian says:

    It’s an electric vehicle. 10kWh battery with an expected range of 200 miles per charge. Initial production cost is $24,000. If Lit can increase production, they think they can eventually lower the price to $12,000. Capable of reaching 100+ mph, 0-60 is something like 6 seconds. Website can tell you more.

  5. Ronald M. Mintus says:

    What size engine does it have, gallons of gas held,what will be the average cost of this MC what is the overall specs of this MC.

  6. Bud Sproul says:

    Would like more info on the C1.

    Thank You