Yike the YikeBike!

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)
Power: 1 kW
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/

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