At the Tokyo car show this week, technology was unveiled that would allow for everyone to drive a motorcycle. With Honda’s Assist-e, the motorcycle becomes “self-balancing”.


“Our vision is to put this on big and small motorcycles,”

– Honda spokesperson Hiroyuki Nakata.

Rather than relying on gyroscopes, which add a great deal of weight and alter the riding experience, the Honda Riding Assist motorcycle incorporates technology originally developed for the company’s UNI-CUB personal mobility device.