YouTuber builds self-balancing one wheel KTM motorcycle at home [Video]

We earlier covered a video in which a YouTuber built a one-wheeled scooter. Now, the same person has built a one-wheeled KTM motorcycle that can self-balance itself. The vlogger also shows how he built the one-wheeled KTM motorcycle. The video is uploaded on YouTube by Creative Science.

They started by mounting a fuel tank from Yamaha FZ on a frame.  Then they made the rest of the frame by using pipes. After that they made a cutout on a piece of cardboard for the seat and used the same cardboard as a stencil to make a cutout on a piece of metal. A piece of foam was pasted on the metal and then trimmed to form the seat.

Once all of this was done then all the panels from the body were taken out and final touches were given to the chassis. A primer coating was done on the chassis and then it was spray painted. The team opted for a KTM orange colour. Then the tank was wrapped in KTM’s orange and white colour. There was carbon fibre on the side panels and decals were also pasted. It is not known why the vlogger simply did not choose the fuel tank of a KTM Duke. A small fender was also wrapped in orange and white.

YouTuber builds self-balancing one wheel KTM motorcycle at home [Video]

Then it was time for the final assembly. First, the wheel was taken and the chassis was mounted on it. Then a handlebar and tank were fitted. A seat that looks like a cafe racer seat was bolted on the rear subframe. An additional subframe in the lower half was mounted for strength.

To run the one-wheeled motorcycle, batteries will be used which we can see in the video. The team assembles the battery themselves. The wheel gets turned on by flicking an MCB. A fake headlamp is also mounted in the front along with bar-end mirrors to complete the look of the one-wheeled motorcycle.

YouTuber builds self-balancing one wheel KTM motorcycle at home [Video]

It seems like the vlogger used the same method that he used for the one-wheeled scooter and he just restructured the frame to look like a KTM motorcycle. There is a self balancer sensor which is the most important part of the scooter as it helps the scooter in balancing itself. It should be fitted properly and should be well-calibrated otherwise, the scooter won’t stand up on its own and balance itself. The wires connect the sensor to the throttle cable.

The one-wheeled motorcycle does look odd but it works. The vlogger does not mention for how long the battery power the motorcycle. We don’t even know if those batteries are rechargeable or not. But, we can see the vlogger going back and forth on the scooter without any issue. Yes, the motorcycle won’t go fast but it does look like a very small version of the KTM Duke.

Paarth Khatri

Paarth's passion for cars started by collecting newspaper clippings when he was just a toddler. He is obsessed with cars and technology and can talk about them all day. He has an undying love for cars with a manual transmission and is always ready to drive anything with 2 or 4 wheels. Being an audiophile his dream car is Lexus LFA, considering it is the best sounding car ever made. He would happily burn the last gallon of petrol for a lap in the Ariel Atom 500. (Full bio)