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Segway Human Transporter – Madison Avenue, NYC

January 20th, 2010 by Stu

Nine years ago eccentric engineer Dean Kamen unveiled the Segway Human Transporter (HT) — a gyro-stabilized, two-wheeled scooter that he claimed would transform personal transportation. His promise and self assuredness echoed that of Henry Ford about the Model T. But Kamen may have exaggerated. Even in a crowded and wealthy (the HT costs around $3,000) metropolis like Manhattan, you seldom hear the HT’s electric buzz. And though company financials are hard to come by, it seems clear that Segway sales are not living up to the hype. This New Yorker remains intrigued.

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Honda Ruckus – 10th Avenue, NYC

June 29th, 2009 by Ian

 

honda-ruckus1The rugged little Honda Ruckus looks kinda tough parked outside restaurant Morimoto on 10th Avenue. Much the same way you need an iron stomach to eat some of Chef Morimoto’s wilder TV dishes, the Ruckus comes to the table packing heat for the mean streets of New York.

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