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Monday, September 7, 2009

YikeBike: An Electric Bicycle

YikeBike, an electric bicycle invented by Grant Ryan and engineer Peter Higgins of New Zealand. It is a foldable and gets tucks into a bag little bigger than a briefcase. It has a large front wheel, tiny rear, and little mustache handlebar, but that front wheel is driven by an electric motor giving a range of 9km and a top speed of 20km/h.

The YikeBike is the first bicycle on the market with electronic anti-skid brakes. But at a cost of €3,900 (over $5,500) it's something of a tall sale for a short ride.

In short, the zero emission bike not only allows a safe and brisk ride on cramped city roads, but also lets the users play their part in sustaining the environment.

The YikeBike will be available in mid-2010 f in the UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Denmark, Belgium, and New Zealand.


  1. Nice Article about an Electric bicycle......good

  2. Wow ! seems a good invention but I seriously doubt its
    commercial success at such a high price.

  3. Really interesting thing....when will it be launching in India..??

  4. What a bike!!! I hope it gets conceptualised soon....


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