Wheelman: The Skateboard Motorcycle
The guys at Techeblog have come up with an innovative way of enjoying riding in an upright position: they’ve created the Wheelman. It appears to be a combination of a motorcycle and a skateboard, a machine on which you ride standing on your feet. It handles pretty much like a skateboard, but that’s about where the similarities with the kid’s commuting mean end.
Powering it is a 43cc two-stroke engine, similar to the ones found on scooters, which manages to have the small and strange looking motorcycle reach a top speed of 16 – 19 mph (I suppose that the rider’s body weight has much to do with the top speed). But because it doesn’t ride like any other bike, the acceleration comes in the form of a pneumatic ball which the rider holds in its hands and squeezes when willing to accelerate.