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Yikes is this the future of two wheeled travel?

Click to see the bike in action

This is a post for my urban readers who are getting so uptight about the lack of public transport, I would be a bit concerned about Tram lines though.

Cheers Comrades

and yet another hat tip to Len 😀


9 Comments

  1. Len says:

    Thought that would tickle your motoring gene ?
    😉

  2. Iain Hall says:

    It looks rather strange to ride to me but it seems to work OK in the vid, The lack of suspension clearly saves weight but I wonder how it would go on our rough roads or cope with tram lines .

  3. gigdiary says:

    I thought all I needed in life was an iPad; now I want a Yike Bike as well…

  4. Ray Dixon says:

    I hope he’s got a world-wide patent on it. The guy is quite an inventor and it should sell very well. I think he’ll make a fortune actually, especially at these prices:

    With just a small deposit of €100.00 from your credit card you can secure one of the first YikeBikes in the world. The total price of the YikeBike is expected to be €3,495(Euros), £2,995(UK Pounds), approximately $4,450(US Dollars).

    Good shots of Christchurch NZ too. Looks like a beautiful city.

  5. Iain Hall says:

    Well that seems expensive to me bit if you live in a big city it would make sense given even the cost of public transport and the problems of congestion. maybe the cost would come down with volume sales. The big plus has to be the way that it folds into such a compact package once you get where you are going.
    the pictures show it made out carbon fibre composite but I can imagine it in all kinds of bright colours 😉

  6. Len says:

    Probably get cheaper over time, but just imagine introducing it to say the Chinese market ? Doubt whether they could churn them out fast enough ?
    Hat tip to my mate who sent me the link.
    😉

  7. Billy Bedlam AKA Iain Lygo says:

    Looks a bit hard on the back and the arse to me.

  8. deffdredd says:

    I hate the name but like the product. I wonder what the weight limit is, though? I’m tall & heavy and would probably break it.

  9. Iain Hall says:

    Deffdred,
    I don’t think that being tall is likely to stop you using this bike but I do think that the heavier you are the shorter range that you would have on the thing. Like wise I think that its hill climbing ability would be shall we say challenged by a heavier rider. I think of the Segway when I look at this machine but it does not have the ability to be folded like this one

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