Do you remember when the Segway came along and we all thought that it was magic but a little bit goofy?
Well you can file this under that banner.
The Lit Motors C-1 isn’t actually a new machine, it’s been in development since 2010 and this – in the video above that was released this week – is actually the fourth major, prototype iteration. It’s very obviously an immensely tricky, technical proposition to pull off so you can forgive a small startup for taking their time to get it just right. And technically, it does appear that they’ve got it pretty bang-on…
Just look at how the bike refuses to tip up when being pulled by those ropes!
There are some obvious questions though.
Like why does it need that roof? Imagine how damn cool this would be if it looked like a Ducati 916 but was essentially crash proof? And none of the usual electrically focused issues of range and charge time appear to have been answered yet.
But it is hard to deny Danny Kim – the man behind this project – his dream. How many of us have had that idea in the shower and then had the motivation to bring it to fruition?
Even if it is a two-wheeled car that reminds you of a Sinclair C5.