Focus Design Self-Balancing Unicycle Version 2 Gets Shown Off in Video

Evan Selleck - Oct 14, 2010
Focus Design Self-Balancing Unicycle Version 2 Gets Shown Off in Video

Even if the first version of the Self-Balancing Unicycle from Focus Design was pretty impressive in of itself, there’s always room for a second, better version. Focus Design has pulled the curtain off the second version of their SBU, and this time around the design is far more sleeker, has more power, and it’s supposedly safer to ride, which is always a good thing. The designers at Focus Design have also made it easier for riders to learn how to use.

This time around, Focus Design have decided to include a motor that offers up 1,000 watts of power. Take that against the original SBU, which had a motor that offered about 350 watts of power. With the design the main aspect of the Self-Balancing Unicycle, the company now includes three gyro sensors to keep tabs on the pitch, yaw, and roll of the unicycle, all in real-time. The result should mean that riders of the second version SBU are in more control.

The second version of the Self-Balancing Unicycle is moving right along into the production stage, and Focus Design says the new model should start shipping as early as next month. Of course, to get your hands on something like this isn’t exactly cheap, and the Self-Balancing Unicycle will cost you a cool $1,499 to get your hands on. Check out the single-seater in the video below, to find out if it’s the right ride for you.

[via Ubergizmo]

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