Honda Riding Assist (CES 2017)   (c) Getty Images

CES 2017: Honda Premiers 2 Wheeler That Doesn’t Topple, “Riding Assist”

On 5 January, Honda premiered a concept 2 wheeler, dubbed “Riding Assist,” CES 2017 in Las Vegas.

Riding Assist utilizes Honda’s own trademark balance control technology that the company developed for use with the ASIMO brand of humanoid robots mounted onto a 2 wheeler motorcycle.

Regardless of whether there is a rider on or off the vehicle, the bike can stand on its own, and by being able to self-correct if the rider happens to disturb the bike’s balance, diminishing wobbliness when running at low speeds or when stopped as well as the risk of the bike toppling over.

However, when normally running, the bike maintains the kind of control in line with current generation motorcycles. Honda representatives stated that “Riding Assist is our foray into making touring and everyday riding a more enjoyable experience.”

Riding Assist Video

In a global debut at CES, Honda unveiled its Riding Assist technology, which leverages Honda’s robotics technology to create a self-balancing motorcycle that greatly reduces the possibility of falling over while the motorcycle is at rest.

[Translated by Bryce Clarke]