Ryno Motors to roll out microcycles in 2014

Ryno Motors to roll out microcycles in 2014

Beaverton's Ryno Motors plans to roll out its one-wheeled electric vehicles in 2014, and customers can get in line with a $150 refundable deposit.

The Beaverton company calls its namesake product, the Ryno, a new option for urban transportation. It is designed to be self-balancing and react to the movements of a rider’s body, moving forward when the rider leans forward and stopping when he or she leans back.

Chris Hoffmann, founder of Ryno Motors, began working toward a marketable, electric one-wheeled vehicle in 2006. The company gained traction in early 2013 after receiving support from the Oregon Angel Fund, a community-supported investment fund. 

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