Even if you haven't stepped foot on a scooter in years, you'll be dying to go out and get one after this week's episode of Shark Tank , thanks to Sway Motorsports. A Sway is a three-wheeled scooter — think tricycle Vespa, but cooler. As explained on the comany's website, with their three wheels, Sways offer more stability than your standard two-wheeler, and stand out from the few other three-wheelers on the market because they're relatively unique in the way that they allow riders to tilt through turns using their legs. Also, users don't have to worry about balance during stops, which is a nice added bonus.
Sound cool? Unfortunately, the Sway isn't available for purchase quite yet. You can, however, join a waiting list for a Sway by paying a $100 or $150 deposit (refundable, of course) on the Sway Motorsports website — the only thing is, you might want to hurry up, as they will only be selling 300 Sways in 2015. Eventually, they'll be available for wider purchase, and they currently have two models — the Sway Lithium, which will retail for $7,999, and the Sway LithiumPlus, which will retail for $10,999.
It's hard to say whether or not the Sharks will decide to invest or not — I guess it all depends whether or not you think tri-wheeled motorized scooters are the next big thing. At any rate, here are a few things the Sharks might want to consider before pulling the trigger.
They Have A Cool Look
It's A Unique Experience
The Sway Motorsports website describes the sensation of driving a Sway as "somewhere between skiing and motorcycling." I don't know about you, but that sounds pretty darn awesome to me.
They Have Some Serious Brainpower Behind Them
This isn't your average tinkering-in-the-garage invention: inventor/engineer/Rhode Island School of Design alumnus Joe Wilcox has a pretty extensive background in engineering, as Giz Mag reports that he's worked as a toymaker with IDEO, and with MIT and NASA.
They Have Speed
The Sway Lithium has a top speed of 35 mph (perfect for city driving), while the Sway LithiumPlus has a top speed of 70 mph (perfect for the highway).
All-in-all, sounds like a pretty fun way to do errands, eh? Think the Sharks will agree?