The C-1 is the two-wheeled vehicle Lit Motors founder Daniel Kim hopes will be the future of transportation, and it will begin it’s first production sometime in 2014 with a retail price of $24,000.
It’s gyro-stabilized, which, in theory, means that the vehicle will stay upright, even in the event of a collision. An electric motor propels the C-1 to a claimed top speed of 120mph, and range of up to 200 miles. It will take about 6 hours to charge on a 120v connection.
Despite its small size, the C-1 has room for a driver and passenger. Like a bike it leans in to corners, and like a car, it has seatbelts and airbags.
It certainly looks cool, but would you buy one?
Personally, I would love to zip around in the latest C-1. It seems safer, will keep you out of the elements and just looks fun to drive. That said, I would love to see the performance of the C-1 more in line with traditional motorcycles.
Either way, We’ll just have to wait until the C-1 hits the local dealership and give it a spin to really see if it’s the future of motorcycling. Let us know your thoughts on this futuristic ride in the comment section.