Have you always wanted to ride a motorcycle, but didn’t know how to get started? Well, Honda has you covered. They’ve introduced a self-balancing motorcycle concept that makes an ideal platform for learning the art of two-wheeled motorized travel.
The Honda Riding Assist-e will officially debut at the 45th Tokyo Motor show at the end of the month. The concept is an electric bike with an extra-low seat, a low center of gravity, and, most importantly, special self-balancing technology.
Honda developed the self-balancing tech using humanoid robot research to ensure that the bike is helpful, but that the driver is still in control; it’s just like driver-assist features in a newer car. The result is self-balancing assistance that only kicks in when the bike is at a very low speed.
Based on the few images released to the media so far, it looks like the gyroscopic self-balancing device is set below the front of the seat. Honda’s bike also appears to feature a motorcycle-based chassis, Nissan brakes, and a Bridgestone Battlax sport-touring tires.
Not many details have been made clear yet, but once the bike is unveiled to the public on October 25, potential riders can start planning for future travels.