EMBRIO – One-Wheeled Motorcycle

The EMBRIO Advanced Concept is a one-wheeled recreational and commuting vehicle for the year 2025, designed by the Canadian company Bombardier Recreational Products. Although the riding position is similar to that of a motorcycle, the vehicle uses sensors and gyroscopes to balance up to two passengers on a large single wheel whilst driving. Specifications and pictures of this weird motorcycle are showed below:

one wheeled motorcycle pictures


MODEL NAME: EMBRIO Advanced Concept
DEVELOPED BY:Bombardier Recreational Products
STATUS: Concept
YEAR: 2003
DRIVE SYSTEM: Fuel cell electric
FUEL: Hydrogen
LENGTH: 1,240 mm (48.8 in)
WIDTH: 700 mm (27.5 in)
HEIGHT: 1,200 mm (47.5 in)
WEIGHT: 164 kg (360 lbs)

one wheeled motorcycle pictures

one wheeled motorcycle pictures

Although the vehicle will also remain stable when motionless, with two small front wheels deployed at speeds below 20 kilometres per hour (12.5 mph). To move forward, the rider activates a trigger on the left handlebar. At a speed of 20 kilometres per hour (12.5 mph) the front wheels or “landing gear” retracts so the rider is balancing on the large single wheel. To turn the rider leans to the left or right. The brake is activated by a trigger on the right handlebar. Fuel cells running on hydrogen provide electricity for the electric motor which drives the single wheel.

27 thoughts on “EMBRIO – One-Wheeled Motorcycle”

  1. I hate to say this but.. what’s the point? It does look pretty cool though. Reminds me of a few weeks ago I saw 3 people riding unicycles down the street.

  2. It looks awesome.

    But i cant wait upto 2025. It think the time gap is very high.

    But the idea and architecture are looks good.

  3. Hi, I think its a hell of a nice project. Absolutely new, and practical. \it remains to learn what is the maximum speed it will develop, and what will happen when roads become sliperry
    Also, how about a passenger. And the, to refuel, will this hidrogen tech be operative a wide spread in 2025. By that time I will be dead.Its to much to wait to see this project to become a reality

  4. i think they wont allow it to run faster than 50kph. the fastest that it can go probably is a little faster than the segway. after all, it said there that its just a recreational and commuting motorcycle..

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