Starting in 1869, the monocycle has been one of the means of motorized transportation used for both civilian and military purposes.
Starting in 1910, improvements in design served to insure a popularity as a form of transportation for the growing middle-class and merchant-class…
By the 1920s, gentlemen's clubs and organizations were often established around ownership of the monocycle. As a youth status symbol, there was little in terms of precedent for the demand that was created for these devices:
As of 1933, the military forces of the different governments have decided to invest funds into the development of the monocycle (a.k.a. "war-wheels") as a calvary and infantry weapon, which has been seen as a weapon that would capitalize on speed and maneuverability: