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Uncommonly Sensible

Keeping the "anal" in analytical... (While trying to remain civilized)

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

It's electric!

Something I wanted to post about since first reading about it in Popular Science last Summer is the Deus Ex Machina:

The Deus Ex Machina is an exoskeleton, (designed by one Jake Loniak) to be worn by its user, and driven at speeds up to 75 mph.

Although not strictly a motorcycle (more like a "muscle" Segway), it has been picked up as a concept vehicle by Yamaha; now it remains to be seen if it will be mass-produced for the consumer market.

Did I mention that it's run on lithium ion batteries?

I will be interested to see what comes of this, if anything.

Speaking of motorcycles, my brother Bill wanted me to make people aware of a poll being taken by the American Drag Racing League...but I've been a bit lax in my posting here. In any case, the poll he was referring to is here, although it's not the current one. However, it would appear that the category he has won the last 2 years (Pro Extreme Motorcycle) wound up being voted the most popular. Feel free to go there and vote anyway...

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