The Segway human transporter has inspired the creation of many vehicles of the same type. Recently, we featured a solo-wheeled Segway that made an appearance at¬ the popular design competition, James Dyson Award. This personal transporter is also designed after the Segway except for the fact that it has a solo wheel.
The EniCycle is a unicycle with a difference. Designed by Slovenian inventor Aleksander Polutnik, the EniCycle is a self balancing unicycle which features a gyroscope system that turns 100rps. The electric motor which powers the bike is fitted just below the seat and above the mono-wheel. Like most Segways, speed of the bike is controlled by the movement of the person riding it; leaning forwards leads to acceleration and leaning backwards decelerates the EniCycle.
Following the trend of Segways, learning to ride the EniCycle is also supposed to be easy and can be accomplished within half an hour. The design of the monowheeled Segway appears to be extremely similar to the Orbis except for the absence of a handle. Sadly, there is nothing about the EniCycle that sets it apart from other human transporters.