We just watched this week's episode of +Portlandia and one of the sketches features…

We just watched this week's episode of +Portlandia and one of the sketches features Fred Armison's character riding on a three-wheeled Can-Am Spyder http://www.can-am.brp.com/ while his partner Carrie Brownstien is on a single-wheeled contraption.

I did a little searching around for motorized unicycles and discovered Ryno Motors. Like many of the people and places featured in the show, Ryno is based in Portland. The company is currently trying to line up a manufacturing partner to launch production of this self-balancing unicycle. Contrary to the sound-effects in the sketch, Ryno has actually developed its cycle as an electric vehicle with a top speed of about 25 mph and a 30 mile range.

Ryno is taking orders for a limited run of 50 pre-production units at $25,000 a pop which seems pretty steep for what this is. If the company can find a manufacturing partner the regular versions are expected to cost about $4,200 which while not cheap is a lot more realistic.

#rynomotors #ryno #portlandia #ev

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