Honda debuted a self-balancing concept bike at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, but details are pretty slim.
We do know the bike doesn’t use gyroscopes to balance; instead, it uses Riding Assist technology, which you can see displayed in the video above. Basically, the front wheel oscillates back and forth, replacing the gyroscopic systems often seen in other self-balancing prototypes.
This move makes Honda the third manufacturer to bring out some sort of “smart bike” tech in the past few months. The others were BMW, with its Next 100 prototype, and Kawasaki with the Rideology artificial intelligence system. Whether motorcyclists like it or not, the future of riding is coming, and it’s going to protect you from yourself.