Thursday, September 03, 2009

V.O.B. - Technology: Yikebike: electric mini-farthing

the 'yikebike' by inventor grant ryan and engineer peter higgins of new zealand, is a mini-farthing bike designed to battle the increasing urban congestion of today. the carbon fiber frame is the foldable and weighs under 10kg. yikebike's electronic motor allows you to travel at speeds up to 20 kph. the design means that your feet remain static on the footrests and your fingers work the accelerator and a brake.

the yikebike can comfortably be ridden by anyone from 160cm to 195cm (5’3” to 6'5"). there is no need to adjust the seat because you do not pedal – your height relative to the seat is only important to how much your knees are bent when riding. the bike can comfortably take a rider (and personal effects) weighing up to 100kg.

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