RYNO Motors‘ single-wheeled electric scooter looks like it stepped right out of some comic book fantasy world.
It’s self-balancing, and has a turning radius of zero when stopped, and only takes up about as much space as a folding bicycle — so it’s conceivable that commuters could bring one onto a train.
However, the RYNO’s maximum range is only 20 miles between charges, and although its top speed is 25mph, its limited to 12.5 mph to keep the RYNO scooter within the more relaxed legal boundaries of “personal mobility scooters”.
With an expected release date of January 2013 and an MSRP of $4,500, the RYNO scooter could be a compelling last-mile option for urban commuters, or live-work environments like here in Celebration FL. That is, if consumers think the RYNO is cooler than a Segway.
Would you want to be seen riding one?