YikeBike – Ultra Portable Electric Bike

Posted on Sep 3 2009 - 9:44am by Robby S.

Designed and constructed in Christchurch New Zealand, the YikeBike is the worlds smallest, lightest electric folding bicycle at about 22lbs.  The YikeBike is available for pre-orders and expects to ship in 2010.  The bike folds up (in about 15 seconds) and is small enough to fit into a decent sized carrying case.  The bike has a 1kW motor which powers the 20-inch front wheel, a carbon fiber body, charges in about a half hour, and will run for about 5 miles with a top speed of 12MPH.  The bike will run you about $5000 to $5570.

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  1. med Bear September 3, 2009 at 9:46 am -

    Looks a bit top heavy to me. Wonder how it would handle some serious bumps.

  2. Tom W November 16, 2009 at 5:12 pm -

    What is the simplest way to get from point A to point B with the aid of a machine?
    What is the smallest wheel you can have to get a stable, safe, comfortable ride?
    Can you make something small enough to be able to go with you anywhere in a city?

    The YikeBike is an innovative bicycle-design concept derived from the old-fashioned penny-farthing, it is a folding electric bicycle out of New Zealand. The rider sits on the seat, holds on at the sides and zooms around at a top speed of 12 m.p.h. (20 km/h). You lean left or right to steer, and it even comes with electronic antiskid brakes.

    It’s like getting your first Big Wheel all over again "” and you don’t even have to pedal. It is not for sale yet, but you can be on a wait list for delivery in 2010.

    The YikeBike weighs about 20 lb. (9 kg) and runs on a lithium phosphate battery that can be charged to 80% capacity in 20 minutes.

  3. Doug Coates July 2, 2010 at 11:34 pm -

    Do you ship to Abu Dhabi, UAE

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