Innovative two wheeled vehicle for the future
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A US firm has developed an innovative two wheeled vehicle that uses gyroscopes for balance. Because of the twin gyroscopes fitted, the single seater vehicle can stand upright on its two motorcycle tyres without toppling. Narrow and economical, the vehicle is claimed to provide a solution for persona; transport in congested cities. The enclosed cab provides protection from the elements to the driver, while it is little wider than a motorcycle and takes up far less space on the road than a car. Its low weight also means it is more economical than a car while the motorcycle derived drivetrain offers low emissions. Called Lit Motors, the company is still refining its prototypes. However the firm envisages a top speed of 190km/h and a range of 441km for its vehicle when it is finished.