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Deus Ex Machina, an electric Yamaha-branded exoskeleton

Judging from the first design we've seen from Jake Loniak, convention has taken a back seat to design. Called Deus Ex Machina, which means God Out of a Machine, the three-wheeled vehicle is a melding of motorcycle and exo-skeleton, complete with artificial vertebrae and pneumatic muscles. A built-in helmet, which sits atop the machine at rest, tilts forward with the body of the rider, making for a leaned-forward riding position. If it were ever built, which seems rather unlikely, the vehicle is projected to accelerate to sixty in three seconds and travel up to sixty minutes at a speed of up to seventy-five miles per hour, all after a fifteen minute charge of the Doped NanoPhosphate batteries and ultra-capacitors.


 

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imagine the pain as stones and other road debris flies up at highway speeds and pelts your unprotected body (specifically the groin which is appx. bumper height).
 

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Ouuuuccccch, at least like a motorcycle has fenders and stuff, and you wont get directly hit. This would hurt.
 

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Looks like a blast to boot around in. I think a motorcycle would be safer somehow.:cool:
 

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Reminds me of the kind of robotics I saw in a certain Will Smith movie from 4 years ago...
 

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If they put some protection in the front area, it it would be cool. Can you imagine how dangerous that this is going at 60. LOL makes me laugh.
 

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Most of yall don't ride motorcycles do ya? I get on a motorcycle every day because it's the most fun you can have with your clothes on, this thing would be awesome.
 

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You wouldn't ride this without the same protection you ride a bike with anyway.

The only real problem I see is huge brakes on the front wheels, looks like it would topple over under hard braking.
 

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You wouldn't ride this without the same protection you ride a bike with anyway.

The only real problem I see is huge brakes on the front wheels, looks like it would topple over under hard braking.
I was thinking the same thing when I first looked at it. The only way it wouldn't is if it has some type of control for the back end. As you brake harder and harder the rear wheel could come up farther and farther forward towards the front putting you into more of a laying down position the farther the rear wheel comes forward.
 
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