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      CommentAuthorthom_wong
    • CommentTimeMay 26th 2008
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    Akira, here I come. The name has to be some sort of joke though.

    The Yamaha Deus Ex Machina:



    Article on Hell for Leather.
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    Great as a concept of development, but I'm not sure of any other advantage; Looks like a high center of gravity and not quite a wind-cutting profile. Maybe it's supposed to allow the two front wheels to pivot forward, the rider in a prone position?
    • CommentAuthorSRT
    • CommentTimeMay 26th 2008
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    This looks like it could be really uncomfortable, but also really, really cool.
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    One Slight bump...

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    Nice find.
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    That looks absolutely beautiful and incredibly dangerous.
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    That looks so cool. 0-60 in 3 seconds! Electric engine. It seems like this could go for a good price as well.

    I dunno know how I'd feel about standing though, nor do I understand the aerodynamic qualities of it. Also, the one hour run time seems a bit too short to do your daily ride around New York with it. Or maybe not.
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      CommentAuthorzoem
    • CommentTimeMay 26th 2008
     (2369.8)
    I'm imagining it as a fast-response vehicle. Police or paramedic first responders. Maneuverable, small, wayfast. Kind of like bikes or horse police, only AWESOME.
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      CommentAuthorWaxPoetic
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2008
     (2369.9)
    as long as they don't start decorating them with wings.
    yeah, the poet wants one.
    i get the danger/weird angle/odd profile/entirely too revealing outfit for riding thing, but it's just too cool.
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    At first it appears to have no sane use other than looking very, very cool. But reflecting on “regular” motorcycles, I’m not sure why two wheels, a seat, and an engine appeals to sanity, either. Anyway, it would be great to buzz Segway users on the Deus Ex!
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    I definitely think the drop-down option would be a good one, so it's more like the crazy people that go downhill on wheeled planks.

    This + Jet Pack = Blissful Death
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    Ok, I used Photoshop here to give an idea of what I see it possibly doing...

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      CommentAuthorthom_wong
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2008
     (2369.13)
    That would be the awesome. Like I said, AKIRA!
    • CommentAuthorJim Moore
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2008 edited
     (2369.14)
    Actually, just going by the title, I think Mospeada. Tt would need to be adjustable in some sense, cause it looks prime for a 360 once you try to do the 0 - 60 mph in 3 seconds
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2008
     (2369.15)
    Not the sexiest design I've ever seen, but I'd totally want a wearable motorcycle.
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      CommentAuthorglukkake
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2008
     (2369.16)
    I'd feel like some weird bastard combination of Venom and Ghost Rider in that...
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    Looks lovely... but even if it *does* do the funky leaning-forwards style thing (which I'm not sure it does... that seems like a recipe for a crick in the neck to me), it's still not exactly going to let you go weaving in and out of traffic on your daily commute.

    Beautiful, fun... but A Bit Plop; that's my verdict.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2008
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    Honestly, its a Segway with better aesthetics.
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      CommentAuthorLokiZero
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2008
     (2369.19)
    Awesome!

    Also: looks like a fun way to have your arms ripped off.
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      CommentAuthorCaz_Nova
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2008
     (2369.20)
    It looks extraordinarily unwieldy. That's all I have to say about that.