Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Yikebike: the Sitting Man’S Segway

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

The YikeBike is a new electric transport vehicle coming from New Zealand. The compact personal transporter features an innovative design that can speed you along through city streets and country roads without ever requiring you to stand up.

yikebike_in_action

The sit-down electric YikeBike tops out at 20km/hr (appx. 12 MPH). An electric chainless drive powers the bike up to 10 kilometers (appx. 6 miles) on a quick 30 minute charge. While that’s not a ton of range, it’s certainly enough for most urban commuters to get to and from work. It’s also great for short haul travel from public transportation sites like trains and buses.

yikebike

And thanks to an innovative lightweight folding carbon composite frame, you can carry the YikeBike up to your office during the day for a recharge (and to protect it from theft on the street). The whole thing weighs just 9.8 kg (appx. 21 lbs.) which means it won’t break your back carrying it around either.

yikebike_full

If you can get past the annoying song in this commercial, the YikeBike actually looks pretty cool…

Here’s a better (and far less irritating) video that shows off the YikeBike being put through its paces on a variety of challenging terrains. It’s surprisingly agile, given its unassuming looks.

Expect the YikeBike to start shipping sometime in 2010. Final pricing hasn’t been set yet, but it’s likely to run between €3500 and €3900 (appx. $5180 to $5772 USD). You can reserve one now with a €100 (appx. $148 USD) deposit here.



World Way: The City of LAX

World Way: The City of LAX

Logitech Ergo K860 Keyboard

Logitech Ergo K860 Keyboard

Little Horrors: Gremlins

Little Horrors: Gremlins

Advertisement
Concepts from Future Past: 1970 Mercedes-Benz C111

Concepts from Future Past: 1970 Mercedes-Benz C111

DAMD Dronco Turns Suzuki Jimny Into a Baby Ford Bronco

DAMD Dronco Turns Suzuki Jimny Into a Baby Ford Bronco

This Fiat Uno Has 8 Wheels for No Good Reason

This Fiat Uno Has 8 Wheels for No Good Reason

Advertisement