Meet SBU, the Electric Self-Balancing Unicycle
The SBU looks pretty weird, similar to those tiny unicycles used by clowns during circus shows but is entirely based on an electric motor which could produce a maximum speed of about 8 mph.
Theoretically, all you have to do is to lean forward in order to accelerate. Practically, you may smash your face to the road but according to the manufacturer, a two-hour practice session should be enough to get a decent ride. However, in case you lean too much than SBU can support, the vehicle will automatically produce a warning sound, informing you that it would be a good idea to back off.
“If the capabilities are exceeded, the SBU might fall out from under the rider. The rider can then just put his/her feet down and stand (or run depending on the speed). It's a unique blend of machine and human balance,” Focus Designs briefly explained.
With a total weight of about 11 kg, SBU can cover a maximum distance of 12 miles, the equivalent of 1.5 hours, with a single charge. And because it's time to talk about the price, the SBU can be purchased for as much as $1,500, but note that sales will begin in November as a limited edition consisting of ten units.