Thursday, May 27, 2010
RIOT Wheel just might take the cake as the most bizarre. It’s an 1100 pound single wheeled vehicle with the driver in front. It runs a Honda 4 stroke engine at 6 hp to move the monowheel at a top speed of 21mph. Of course you wouldn’t want to drive this thing any faster than the speed at which heads turn because when you ride it, that’s exactly what happens- heads turn. It was originally designed for Burning Man, natch, but it’s being featured on Discovery Channel’s Monster Nation. The builders’ goal is to make a second updated version of the RIOT Wheel that will set the monowheel land speed record and use a hybrid engine thus becoming the first electric vehicle to hold any land speed record in over 100 years.