Ever seen something this freakin’ cool? Well… you probably did and that’s why you’re here now wondering what the heck it is, how much do they cost, and where can I get one!?
It is called a Gorilla Wheel. It’s sort of like a one-wheel unicycle except you get to sit down like a motorcycle or moped scooter. It’s got a powerful electric motor that will propel the rider forward when leaning forward. The 500 Watt motor allows you to go 35 km/h (or about 22 mph) with a 35 km (or 22 mile) range. That means this power-packed battery will let you ride full speed for about an entire hour! And… it only has a charging time of 90 minutes.
With that type of juice, it becomes more than just a fun toy – it’s an actual transport device like the original segway. Imagine the jealous looks your get riding this baby down your street.
You’ve probably seen the little two wheel mini balance scooters like these, but those come with several drawbacks. They have small wheels that don’t do well with curbs, pot holes, or rough surfaces. They also require you to stand and continually balance yourself with your leg muscles. Most people report that riding the mini two wheel “hoverboards” is more exhausting than walking the same distance.
The benefit of the Gorilla Wheel scooter is that you get to sit down, relax, and ride much faster too.
Gorilla Wheel Scooter Details
The beauty about this “personal transporter” is that it doesn’t cost $3000+ like the original segway, yet you get very similar features. You also get to sit down, and it only has one wheel which makes maneuvering quite simple and elegant like a motorcycle. You just lean forward to move, lean left or right slightly to turn, and sit back to stop.
It comes with the following features and capabilities:
- LED headlight and taillight
- 500 Watt American gyroscopic electric motor
- 60 Volt Samsung lithium ion battery
- 130 kg (286 lb) maximum load
- 35 km/h (22 mph) top speed
- 35 km (22 mile) range
- 90-minute charging time
- 17-inch wheel with sturdy & comfortable rubber “vacuum” tire
- Intelligent Japanese microchips for an easy and safe ride
- Sturdy metal chassis
- Comfortable foam rubber grip for easy balancing
As you can see from the image above, this personal mobility device is quite easy to store. It is only 15 inches wide, 37.5 inches tall, and 29.5 inches long. This puts it out of your way even when you are limited in space. Heck, it would even fit in a dorm room or a closet under the stairs.
However, it weighs a little over 64 pounds, so getting it up and down stairs in your house or apartment may not be so easy for everyone. It has a 30 degree climbing angle, so you can easily ride it up handicap accessibility ramps. In fact, 30 degrees is quite steep so most hills aren’t going to be a problem for this bad boy.
- Motor Power: 500W
- Climbing Ability: 30 Degrees
- Wheel Size: 17 Inch
- Load: 130KG (max)
- Speed: 35km/h (max)
- Speed limit protection
- Mileage: 35km (max)
- Power Supply: Samsung Lithium Battery
- Battery Voltage: 60V
- Battery Capacity: 360Wh (6600mAh)
- Charging Time: 90 mins
- LED head light
- LED tail light
- Vacuum Tire: Good grip, Wear proof
- Low Power Protection
- Ports: DC IN
Main Product Dimensions: 953 x 390 x 750 mm (L x W x D)
Main Product Weight: 29.140 kg