Wednesday, May 22, 2024

InMotion V11 electric unicycle with air suspension spins at 50 km/h

Sometimes considered primarily recreational gadgets, electric unicycles are making a place for themselves among urban mobility solutions alongside electric bicycles and scooters. Less cumbersome than their two-wheeled counterparts, these machines offer an alternative to all those who lack storage space and want to be able to easily combine their trips with public transport.

The InMotion V11 is one of these new references that have recently entered the market. Built for experienced and new riders alike, the V11 is presented as the world’s first unicycle model with built-in air-spring pedal suspension.

The first ever electricle unicycle with built-in adjustable suspension.
The first ever electric unicycle with built-in adjustable suspension.

The electric unicycle comes with an integrated electric motor rated at 2,200 W, but capable of reaching 3,000 W peaks; indeed, it is a true ‘beast,’ designed for more than just getting to our favorite coffee shop sooner. The ‘off-road’ use is possible thanks to the integrated air suspension, similar to that of motorcycles and cars.

InMotion promises a top speed of 31 mph (50 km/h), which is way more than most people would be comfortable with, really. It also provides a range of up to 75 miles (120 km), thanks to a 1,500 Wh/84V lithium battery pack. The batteries can be recharged in 10 hours with a single charger; however, it is possible to halve this duration with Dual Charge technology.

Dual Charge Ports
Dual Charge Ports

The InMotion V11 has a built-in suspension with 3.3-millimeter travel that, coupled with the 18 “x3” Off-Road tire, would make it more compliant. The system offers 83mm of travel to absorb shocks and drops. When stationary, its handle offers an engine shut-off button. But you won’t be carrying the V11 for long distances: the device weighs 27 kg and has a payload capacity of 120 kg.

The InMotion V11 will be priced at $1,999 and can now be reserved on its website by paying about $500 as an advance. The first shipments are expected to take place at the end of this month of September.