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    What do you think?

    https://www.facebook.com/Thrillist/v...6535972060891/
    Yah, I know a Facebook link. This is a self balancing motorcycle.
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    2001 TW200 sporting a MT43 up front. Duro has gone to a good home. 2015 VStrom XT, 1996 DT 200, Broken 2010 Xingue 400 XY. 2009 WR250r now shared with my son.

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    Wow. Gonna be interesting the next bunch of years with all the new technology.
    I want the camper, where I can push some buttons, and arrive in quartzite after a good nites sleep!

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    I can't see it since I don't have a facebook account but...I wonder how this tech would apply to enduro or trials riding. Sounds silly to me. If you couldn't balance a bike it would throw you trying to fight your attempt to over compensate. I also don't see the point in steering dampeners.

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    So what happens if you need to lay the bike down when a truck pulls out in front of you? Looks to me like it won't let you do that, trying to stay upright all the way to your death. It's a 'feature' no one who knows how to ride would want activated.
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    This technology has been around in various forms for a few years now. Here is one that was newsworthy for awhile back in 2012 but never took off commercially, the Lit. (Hint: technology is neither light nor cheap)
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    You can take your motorcycle for a walk so both of you can get exercise. I know I'm not knowledgeable enough to realize the true potential and even if told probably wouldn't understand the technology. Might help those who can't walk perhaps.
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    Hidden Content A ride in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact I'm dragging a body should be entirely irrelevant?

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    I think Facebook knows no one else is signing up to their site anymore (actually leaving but too late) so they are enticing folks to just "view" eye-candy soft news/entertainment without joining.
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    Here is the for YouTube.
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    2001 TW200 sporting a MT43 up front. Duro has gone to a good home. 2015 VStrom XT, 1996 DT 200, Broken 2010 Xingue 400 XY. 2009 WR250r now shared with my son.

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