The Uno from BPG Motors is a self-balancing two-wheeled upright motorcycle that transforms itself into a three-wheeled configuration.
(Uno motorcycle transforms)
The Uno is the worlds first real transformer. At low speeds, the Uno is similar to a unicycle, for high-speed travel, the Uno transforms into a full motorcycle. This transitioning design allows the Uno to be compact and nimble for weaving through traffic, bringing indoors and parking, while at the same time, having all the benefits of a conventional motorcycle at high-speed.
Compare the BPG Motors Uno to the RIDEBACK vehicle from the Japanese manga series of the same name, serialized from March, 2003 to January, 2009. It relates the story of Rin Ogata as she encounters a two-wheeled automobile robot known as a RideBack. The anime TV series came out in 2009; it is scheduled for release in North America sometime this year.
(Rideback intro - start at 50 seconds)
Via Uno at BPG and Engadget; thanks to the anonymous reader who submitted the tip and the reference.
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