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"It takes the romance and efficiency of a motorcycle with the safety and the comfort of a car."
Honestly, this statement seems contradictory to me. I think one of the things that makes bikes interesting to a lot of us is the risk, or at least the perception of risk, and the lack of comfort in that you need to be exposed to the elements to some degree.
Still, it could open the market to people who aren't looking for those things. More 2-wheeled vehicles on the road would hopefully mean more familiarity from non-riders and less bad driving around bikes. The tech (gyros) could be useful in some types of bikes (I'm thinking big scooters for people who are worried about tipping) or cruisers if they could set a lean limit to avoid scraping pegs/exhausts and reduce crashes.
It's definitely not for me, but it's interesting and I think electric is going to go from being the future to being the present soon enough, at least for city commuters.