It looks like Popular Science finally discovered what The Kneeslider reported on six months ago. Back in January, we reported on the Michelin Challenge Design 2006 where two tracked motorcycle designs were introduced, the Hyanide and the Baal. We thought they were pretty cool and if you noticed, Tilmann Schlootz, one of the designers, jumped into our comment section to address the critics who said they looked like updated versions of old Finnish snowmobiles, particularly the Finncat.
It’s too bad the Popular Science article wasn’t written by a motorcycle rider though – “To turn left, for example, you’d push the right side of the handlebar forward, to point the front of the tread left—it’s the same motion as on a motorcycle. ” In their next “What’sNew” article, they’ll cover the concept of countersteering. 😉
Check out our article and comments on both the Hyanide and Baal and especially the comment section for some earlier single track vehicles.
Remember, if you want to hear about new technology first, don’t wait for the other guys, just read The Kneeslider. 🙂
Link: Popular Science
The Kneeslider: Hyanide and Baal Tracked Motorcycles