This is neither a scooter, nor your typical bike. Along with some design awards, this cool thing called the YikeBike, was named one of the best inventions of 2009 by the Time Magazine. Now finally it is available for sale.
This innovative 2-wheeler is so far the lightest electric foldable bike available in our world, weighing less than 11kg, it is the result of 5 years long reseach and development. It doesn’t have the typical riding position, nor the steering and wheel configuration. Watch the video to see for yourself!
Here are the specifications:
|Weight:||10.8 kg (23 lbs)|
|Frame:||Carbon fibre composite|
|Drive:||Electric Brushless DC motor|
|Brakes:||Electric anti-skid, regenerative|
|Battery:||LiFePO4 – 40 min re-charge|
|Speed:||23 km/hr (14.3 m/hr)|
|Range:||10 km (6.2 miles)|
|Fold size:||Compact 43 litres|
|Fold time:||Under 20 seconds|
|User height limits:||Over 162cm* (5 foot 4 inches) and under 193 cm (6 foot 4 inches)
*lower seat version under development – watch this space.
|Wheels:||20″ front and 8″ back|
|Weight limit:||100 kg (220 lbs)|
|Lights:||Hi-vis built in LED|
For more info, visit: http://www.yikebike.com/