VEX IQ Motorcycle

This cool-looking motorcycle was inspired by the weekend activities of one of the VEX IQ engineers!

Features:

  • Functional steering (using a belt & pulley)
  • Front & rear suspension (using rubber bands)
  • Kickstand (for style)
  • Four drive motors chained together for balance and power

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Nice. Is there any video of the motor riding? How does it maintain its balance, especially when steering?

yeah, i also would like to know how it keeps its balance…

Hi Guys,
It does not run, was created as a proof of concept by someone in our IT department. In the past, we’ve build some motorcycle robots and they do “ok” with regards to balance. Like a real bike, you get them going and they tend to stay up.

This one has never been driven.

-John