The folks at This Old House found this product at the national hardware show and then the Make blog picked it up, too.
The drill-powered bike shown is the product of DPX Systems, who also produce drill-powered wheelchairs, winches and waterpumps. According to the manufacturer, the mini bike weighs 28 pounds, features front and rear suspension, can carry a rider up to 320 pounds, and has a range of up to 6 miles depending on the drill and battery used.
This isn’t the first time someone has looked at their drill and seen a propulsion system. For the mechanically inclined who may be seeking a fun little winter project (it’s just around the corner, you know!) Instructibles has an article on making a drill-powered skateboard. It’s in their 5-minute project category, so how tough could it be?
It’s hard to say whether you would attract more admiration or ridicule for riding one of these around the neighborhood, though I bet it would be fun finding that answer.