Self-balancing motorcycle from Honda: Try out uni-Ccb design hatched in Asimo's House

Honda has reveled the concept of a bike at the CES 2017 that can balance itself, so there is no scope for the rider to fall down


I can't ride the bike and I am not alone. I am sure I am not alone in this entire universe who can't ride a bike. It's just some of the things I can't do like go all kung fu on people and I am pretty much sure I will sprain myself if I tried to. So, me being the decent guy that I've never tried and became very fond of public transport and pretty sure if things work out I am going to buy a car and let universe accept it.

Things were all going through the plan but then CES 2017 happened and Honda released the concept bike with a wonderful thing going for it, which gave me a tad bit hope that maybe just maybe one day I am going to own and ride a bike with élan. Because now I don't have to worry about the bike taking a fall stringing me along as it will almost like a good old comic-book hero will save me from the ordeal and embarrassment by balancing itself out on its own and judging by the video will be my own super bike that will follow me everywhere waiting for me to hop on.

This system which they are calling "Riding Assist Technology" helps riders to balance their bikes in low speed or even when it is not in momentum. Although, as many good tech premonitions in the CES this is just a concept and there is no buzz about it coming to showrooms anytime soon which is in fact a huge bummer because the world could do with it and if I may extend myself saying so, it is going to be a boon for all newbie riders out there.

This is a further advanced implication of Honda's Uni-Cub design which was shown in 2011 fuelling the U3-X which had a single wheel that would give the rider mobility to travel short distances on it.

Honda's R&D center in Wako, Japan, better known around the tech world as "Asimo's House" has come up with several such trinkets in the past and by the looks of it, will continue to do so in the future. What raises concern is that the fact several of this concepts though appear to be really going for the firm has not translated into actual products which a consumer can avail.

This article was first published on January 8, 2017