You Can Hit The Road At 16 Mph On The Moto Pogo Unicycle

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We’re big fans of the Ryno Microcycle, with its compact size, aggressive styling, and ability to carry a decent load of cargo, but it’s also quite pricey for a short-distance transport device. If you find the sticker price a little too restrictive but still would like a motorized unicycle, the Moto Pogo might offer a more affordable alternative.

Similar to Ryno’s flagship, the new unicycle features a single wheel design, with built-in handlebars, footpads, and a saddle directly above the wheel. While not quite as aggressive in styling, it does have its charms, with its large wheel making the whole thing look a lot less goofy than the kind of unicycles circus clowns would ride.

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The Moto Pogo is powered by a 500-watt brushless hub motor, allowing it to run at speeds of up to 16 mph and climb inclines up to 25 degrees. A 60-volt battery supplies the needed juice, allowing it to travel distances of up to 18 miles. The entire powertrain is housed inside the 17-inch vacuum wheel, so they’re completely shielded from the elements, ensuring dirt, water, and dust won’t bog it down in the middle of a ride. Despite running on a single wheel, it can support riders up to 330 pounds, all while weighing just 60 pounds itself.

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During riding, internal gyroscopes will keep the vehicle balanced without any extra effort, with steering accomplished by simply leaning into your desired direction.   Other features include a die-cast aluminum frame, soft hand grips on the handlebars, front and rear LED lights, and automatic brakes.

A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for the Moto Pogo. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $2,200.

(coolthings.com)

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