Ever have the anxiety of falling over when riding a two-wheel standup electric scooter? If you do, then perhaps you should be looking at a three-wheel standup electric scooter like Striemo.
In addition to having a three-wheel configuration, Striemo further boasts a proprietary balance assist mechanism that affords stable riding through the entire speed range, from walking pace to bicycle riding speed.
Speaking of which, it can travel as slow as a walking pace. I believe this is the first electric scooter that allows you to ride at a walking pace, thus letting you travel at the same pace as people who are on foot.
This could be a useful feature when you bump into someone and want to have chat without getting off your ride (and leaving the person in the dust).
In addition to turning the handlebar to turn, Striemo can also bear left and right by natural leaning motion, much like on a skateboard. The said balancing tech ensures that it will maintain balance, even when you are parallel to a slope.
The Japan Launch Edition offers three ride modes: 6 km/h (3.7 mph), 15 km/h (9.3 mph), and 25 km/h (15.5 mph). The vehicle weighs in at 20 kilograms (44 lbs) and has a folding design that allows it to be towed around when not riding.
Streimo is outfitted with a battery that offers up to 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) of range on a single charge which takes about three and half hours.
Striemo is scheduled to go on sale in Japan later this year, and in Europe in 2023. Pricing is to be advised. Meanwhile, folks residing in Japan are able to apply for a pre-sale lottery HERE [JP].
Striemo is born out of Honda’s IGNITION. IGNITION is Honda’s new business creation program which is open to all full-time Honda associates who work for Honda operations in Japan.