SOURCE: Future Motion, Inc

Future Motion, Inc

January 04, 2017 09:00 ET

Onewheel® Maker Future Motion Releases Onewheel+

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - January 04, 2017) - (CES 2017) - Onewheel, the much-loved transportation/recreation product gets a major upgrade for 2017 with a new premium model called Onewheel+.

Onewheel+ features a newly redesigned motor with breakthrough, patented Hypercore technology that provides even smoother, quieter riding, more torque at all speeds, better hill-climbing and higher top speeds up to 19 MPH. Also new for Onewheel+, Surestance footpads combine CNC-machined hardwood tip and tail kick for comfort with 100% sensor coverage making it easier to learn and more comfortable to ride.

Onewheel+ is based on the proven Onewheel battery platform which is well-proven and reliable.

"People are using Onewheel in all kinds of ways we never imagined," says Onewheel Inventor and Future Motion CEO Kyle Doerksen. "Based on what we've learned so far, we've made Onewheel+ a significantly more refined, more capable product that's approachable for first-timers and delivers progression for advanced riders."

"It's a whole new ballgame," says Jack Mudd, Onewheel Chief Evangelist. "The comfort, control and confidence of Onewheel+ is going to unleash a whole new wave of both using Onewheel to go places (with its higher top speed) but also riding features and terrain that was previously impossible. It really is next level."

Since launching at CES in 2014, riders around the world have come to enjoy Onewheel's intuitive control, powder snowboarding-like ride feel and effortless ability to ride both on and off-road.

Onewheel® products are made in the USA, and are available online at www.onewheel.com and through exclusive specialty retailers.

Advanced Technology and American Manufacturing

  • Made in America: Designed and manufactured in California
  • What's inside: powerful custom-designed Hypercore brushless hub motor and proprietary balancing electronics propel riders up to 19 MPH (up from 15MPH on the original Onewheel)
  • Surestance hardwood tip-and-tail kick footpads create a comfortable and confident ride
  • Recharging: Ultracharger recharges state-of-the-art lithium iron phosphate batteries charge in just 20 minutes to provide a range of 6-8 miles
  • Balancing: Solid-state inertial sensors and carefully tuned algorithms balance the board to provide a hands-free experience
  • CNC machined 6061 billet aluminum frame
  • Responsive and durable board inspired by a combination of boardsports, motorsports and aerospace design influences
  • Dynamic stabilization: riders simply lean forward to drive forward, lean back to stop, and press their heels or toes to turn the board
  • Regenerative braking: recovers ~30 percent of total power output
  • Lighting: Intelligent LED head and tail lights guide the way for night rides and switch as the rider reverses direction
  • The board's single wheel is an Italian made go-kart racing slick, a scaled down version of a Formula 1 racing tire
  • Future Motion vigorously defends its intellectual property which includes several US and international patents on various core Onewheel technologies as well as the vehicle configuration and design.

The Onewheel+ and Ultra Charger can be ordered now at $1,499 (+ shipping, tax and duty), and in select European retailers for EUR1,699.

About Kyle Doerksen
CEO of Future Motion and Onewheel inventor Kyle Doerksen spent 8 years designing consumer and technical products at IDEO, a global design and innovation firm. He holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Neuroengineering from Stanford University. The concept for Onewheel evolved as he needed to walk a mile from the train station to his design studio and dreamed of a better way to get there. He grew up in the Canadian Rockies as an avid snowboarder and wanted to use modern breakthroughs in sensing and electric propulsion to bring the feeling of snowboarding to pavement.

About Future Motion, Inc
Founded in 2013, Future Motion is a pioneering new entrant to the boardsports world. Future Motion is committed to designing and developing inspiring vehicles that include both elegant form and unprecedented function. Future Motion's products Onewheel and Onewheel+, exemplify its dedication to crafting products that bridge recreation and transportation. Future Motion is based in Santa Cruz, California.

Onewheel® products are made in the USA, and are available online at www.onewheel.com and through exclusive specialty retailers.

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