Remember the Lean Machine At EPCOT’s World of Motion?

I have vague recollections of this vehicle being featured at World of Motion. I remember thinking how cool and sleek I would look jetting around New Jersey in one of these in the futuristic 1990s. Sadly I still haven’t seen one Lean Machine on the streets, but I have seen these handouts they used to give out about them on sale online.

[scan via] John Lloyd

Hmmm. This starts of this video is illuminating. Maybe I would not have been jetting around so futuristicly? Was it because the learning curve was steep that this never caught on? Or maybe it is because it just looks like a death trap?


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4 thoughts on “Remember the Lean Machine At EPCOT’s World of Motion?

  1. Odd, always thought it was powered by a bicycle. Regardless, how many miles to the gallon? I do need something that gets me 100 mpg and can go on the highway, though I know ways of avoiding the highway if need be.

  2. earblast says:

    That’s one of the few things I remember about Epcot back in 82 or so. I seem to remember going up an escalator with RCA Selectavision videodisc players on display. Back when RCA meant something.

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