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Friday, March 11, 2011

The Foldable Yikebike Integrates Power And Comfort When Driving In Busy Urban Streets

The YikeBike is a smart urban personal transportation bike, designed to sustain in the increasing congested and busy city roads by employing state-of-the-art technology combined with superior industrial design and engineering. This electric bike costs only a few cents to charge per day supported by the latest nano lithium phosphate battery technology that is not only highly functional, but also aids the environment by featuring zero carbon emission. Aside from being powerful enough with its custom 1kW motor, the safety measure is ensured through anti-skid brakes, built-in lights and indicators, fast acceleration with a speed limit of 25 kph. The carbon fiber made super-strong bike weights only a bit over 10 kg with its 20 inch front wheel provides smooth and stable ride. To make it space efficient, the bike can be folded to a compact size in less than 15 seconds to fit almost anywhere.
More information from the designer:

Weight: 10kg (22 lbs)
Frame: Carbon fibre composite
Price: £2,995 or €3,495
Drive: Electric brushless DC motor
Brakes: Electric anti-skid, regenerative
Battery: LiFePO4 – 40 min recharge
Speed: 25 km/hr
Power: 1 kW
Range: 10 km (6.2 miles)
Fold size: Compact 43 litres
Fold time: Under 20 seconds
User height: 163 cm – 193 cm
Weight limit: 100 kg
Wheels: 20” front and 8” back
Lights: Hi-vis built in LED


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