Moto Pogo: The One-Wheeled-Scooter

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It all started with Segway. Now, contraptions with one wheel are being introduced in the market. Solowheel and OneWheel showed that one-wheeled vehicles work. The SBU and U3-X put in a seat and took away the handlebars in their mono-wheeled ride while Ryno has both a seat and handlebars.

Enter Moto Pogo. This one-wheeled-scooter looks like a single-wheeled motorcycle. Moto Pogo is backed by Montreal-based entrepreneur Carl Dagenais.

 

As with a Segway, users get the Moto Pogo to move forward by leaning their body forward, and slow it down by leaning back

Moto Pogo move forward by leaning their body forward and can be slowed down by leaning back just like Segway.

Gyroscopic sensors and accelerometers within the Moto Pogo ensure that the rider stays centered above the wheel, by subtly adjusting the speed to compensate for their shifting center of mass

 

 

 

 

The rider always stay center above the wheel due to gyroscopic sensors and accelerometers installed in Moto Pogo. The vehicle subtly adjusts the speed to compensate for the shifting center of mass of the rider.

 

A 60-volt 10-amp lithium battery powers the Moto Pogo's 500-watt brushless hub motor, which manages a top speed of 25 km/h (16 mph)

Moto Pogo has a 60-volt 10-amp lithium battery. It powers the scooter’s 500-watt brush-less hub motor. Moto Pogo can run as fast as 25 km/h. It would take 3 to 5 hours to charge the battery. One charging can be good for about 30 km of use.

Charging the Moto Pogo's battery takes three to five hours, with one charge being good for about 30 km (19 miles) of use

 

The Moto Pogo features front and rear LED lights

 

 

 

 

The scooter has a full aluminum frame, front and rear LED lighting, a regenerative braking, and a built-in rear mud flap.

The one-wheeled scooter only weighs at 29 kg and is able to carry a load of 150 kg as a maximum.

Interested individuals can get one if he/she will pledge a CAD $2,200 or about US $1,790 in Kickstarter. Dagenais is setting the retail price at CAD $2,500 (US $2,035) if all goes to plan.

*Note: Ryno is also planning to produce a Moto Pogo-like scooter that can go as fast as 40 km/h and at a range of 48 km but it is a bit more expensive at $3,500 per unit.

If two wheels are good, is one wheel even better?

 

 

 

 

Watch the Moto Pogo in action, in the following video:

 

 

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