Honda’s new ‘Riding Assist’ is not available in the market yet; however, the demo of the concept bike at tech trade show CES 2017 in Las Vegas showed how the motorbike can maintain balance at a low speed of 3 to 5 km/h (2 to 3 mph) to help assist the rider during parking where even an experienced rider may find difficulties maintaining balance at such a low speed.
The concept of Riding Assist motorcycle is taken from Honda’s own humanoid Asimo robot and UNI-CUB scooter, a self-balancing personal mobility device that rolls on single wheel and is used for indoor environments.
Riding Assist does not work on Gyro Technology. It has a dedicated motor attached to the front wheel and the front fork of the motorbike is adjustable to a wider angle to increase stability just like in the cruiser motorcycles designed for more relaxing speed.
Honda has not yet confirmed to make Riding Assist to be available in the market any sooner as they are yet a decade away from making Asimo robot ready to be sold to the consumers.
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