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Old 2013-11-17, 10:00 PM   #1
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Anyone know anything about his mororized uni?

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It looks similar to this.

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Old 2013-11-18, 12:40 AM   #2
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There's enough readable text in the top photo to google a few words from it and find out lots more, but it seems to have surfaced at an auction in Daytona during Bike Week 2007. The original listing is still online here:

http://www.jwoodandcompany.com/2007/...nsignments.htm

Note that it's described as "MV Monomoto Unique Motorcycle Art" (find that phrase on the page) and they state that it is not a rideable machine. And there are lots of other things on the page that I'd much rather have.

Consensus seems to be that it's a hoax or spoof or parody or what have you of recent construction incorporating some vintage parts. The Zorro-looking guy with the cape in the picture might have been included there to help tip off potential bidders.

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Old 2013-11-19, 03:59 AM   #3
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Well what about this? There's also a youtube of it.

http://rynomotors.com/gallery/
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Old 2013-11-19, 04:33 AM   #5
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My dad researched it and said that it was something created a while ago as art, the back story was created at that time as well. He also pointed out that if it had actually intended to be ridden the seat would be far enough forward that the head light wouldn't be pointed at the ground when you rode it.
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Old 2013-11-19, 09:06 PM   #6
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Old 2013-11-20, 12:43 AM   #7
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Well what about this? There's also a youtube of it.

http://rynomotors.com/gallery/
I am anxiously hoping that the RYNO will make it to the market. It looks so cool, and it works! I might even buy one if it's not too crazy-expensive.

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He also pointed out that if it had actually intended to be ridden the seat would be far enough forward that the head light wouldn't be pointed at the ground when you rode it.
Sadly, when you look at it with that in mind, it seems all too obvious. The machine is a beauty, but even if it ran, there seems to be no balancing mechanism there; not even brakes? Even with brakes, to ride it like a wheely machine, you would apparently have to lean way forward for it to work.
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