One-wheel transportation always elicits a primal response. The RYNO Microcycle is not the first offering of small, sleek one-wheel vehicles supposed to make motorized personal transportation enjoyable and practical…if you are not apprehensive at the idea of riding a self-balancing machine. The RYNO keeps you from falling by helping you balance forward and backward, but you are responsible for balancing it side-to-side. You can make a 360-degree on a vertical axis. The RYNO is designed to resemble a conventional motorcycle in its controls, the riding position making those who already ride a motorcycle feel right at home.
It’s true that one-wheelers offer you a kind of new freedom. As the company says: “ The RYNO isn’t about owning the road. It’s about sharing the pathways and byways that move a little bit slower. But get you there in about the same time and a lot less stressed. It’s about reducing your impact, your footprint, and most importantly, your own frustration.”
Electric motor powered by 2 SLA batteries is contained in the wheel and will let you ride at speeds up to 10 mph for 10 miles on a full charge. The Ryno retails for $5,295 (including batteries, charger, LED headlights and display stand) and 1 penny per mile with a one-year limited warranty. Made in the USA. Watch the promo video.