Honda Bicycle Simulator: easy as riding a bike

Don't you think that the best way to learn how to ride a bike might be to just go ride a bike? Apparently, Honda Motors thinks that folks in Japan need a simulator — like a flight simulator for bikes. The Honda Bicycle Simulator will be available in Japan in November. The price is unknown at this time, but it won't be cheap.

Not meant to be an exercise tool, this contraption will help teach cyclists how to be safe in traffic. The target consumers are driving schools, law-enforcement agencies — anyone who teaches cycling safety.

The Honda simulator takes users through a variety of situations such as riding to school, the store, etc., without the risk of getting side-swiped and smooshed as you learn. What do you think — helmets required?

Via Coolest Gadgets