You know that old saying ‘It’s just like riding a bike?’ Well, you’ve never ridden a bike like this.
The SBU V3 Self-Balancing Unicycle features an uber-comfortable, gel-padded saddle and a lightweight, inbuilt electric motor. It employs momentum and stability sensitive motion controls, as well as an integrated balancing system for an intuitive and futuristic experience.
In other words, it has one wheel, a very comfy seat and it goes in the direction you’re leaning.
Powered by a highly efficient battery system, the SBU V3’s controls couldn’t be simpler; you simply lean forward to go and lean backward to - wait for it – slow down or stop. The perpetual motion created by your weight means that the motor is super-efficient, and better yet, no peddling.
Much like its awkwardly boring (and totally unrelated) cousin the Segway, there’s internal stability controls and regenerative braking, meaning that with a bit of practice anyone can be ready to roll. All you need is some good balance.
Looks like unicycles aren’t just for clowns and buskers anymore.
Variable Speed Control
Feeling like you’re in a sci-fi novel from the 30’s
0 to 10mph in 3 seconds
Top speed of 15mph
1000-Watt BLDC motor
12-16km per charge (depending on environment)
3 pieces (Main Body, 2x Bottom Feet)
6061 Aluminium Alloy with Black semi-gloss powder-coating
Max load of 115 to 135 kg max
Rechargeable 53V Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4)
In Riding Mode measures approximately 40cm(W) x 45.5cm(D) x 72cm(H)
In Compact Mode measures approximately 19cm(W) x 45.5cm(D) x 72cm(H)
In Storage Mode measures approximately 19cm(W) x 40.5cm(D) x 57cm(H)
I was thinking I would get a bike to ride around campus at University because they're so space efficient. I changed my mind, this does it better AND people think I'm talented! Steve Hook - 28th January 2013
You sent me the project utopia instead of the unicycle can I send it back? Bill - 19th January 2013
Firebox says: I'm afraid Project utopias are nonreturnable so you'll have to make do
Isn't a unicicle that balances itself cheating? Tom - 9th December 2012
Firebox says: Well it is........but its still awesome!
Where can I have a go on one?? Paul Coulson - 13th November 2012
Firebox says: Well if you buy one you can have all the goes you like!
My bike was missing half a frame and a wheel. Not happy. Bob Barsted - 12th October 2012
Firebox says: Hehehe! We'll look into that for you Bob! Happy riding!