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.