The YikeBike is an electric bicycle like no other because of its outrageous design. It definitely has no other peers in the looks department. This eccentric electric bike from New Zealand has a 15 mph speed cap and a six mile range.
Given it’s unique name, the YikeBike is still reliable in traveling, particularly in cemented or flat areas where it works it’s magic. Despite looking like those old penny-farthing bikes from the past, it certainly is and can be considered a work of science.
Grant Ryan, the creator of the YikeBike has designed the front tires to have a diameter of a mere 20 inches, while the rear is only 8 inches in diameter.
Portability is one unique and uncanny feature for this electric bike. Users can collapse the little rear wheel and tuck it inside the front, which also holds the battery pack as well as the motor. The handlebars fold down and the seat tucks away leaving you with a 23lb package (with additional padded shoulder strap) that you can easily carry to work or even on the subway. It’s also light enough to carry while crossing the street or going up a flight or two of stairs. Folding and unfolding might take a while to get used to but it should only really take approximately 30 seconds from start to finish to setup this nifty electric bike.
This miniature bicycle even sports several LEDs that double as a brake and turn signals, something not every electric bike would have.
It is currently available in the market right now and costs a whopping $3,595 to purchase.