“The YikeBike has ended up a beautifully engineered product that we are very proud of and it is great to be able to send them out to our first customers,” stated YikeBike founder and CEO Grant Ryan.

“It’s a wonderful sense of freedom and it is very manoeuvrable and looks, may I say, gorgeous,” one of the first customers, Rod Oram, says. “The ultra-light electric bike is not only genius for speeding between meetings, but folds up into a shoulder bag in just under 20 seconds. It’s a brilliant conception of what a bike should be like. “It’s amazingly light and foldable and therefore, very easy to transport.”

Official specs of the YikeBike are listed below:

* Weight: 10.8 kg (23 lbs)
* Frame: Carbon fibre composite
* Drive: Electric Brushless DC motor
* Brakes: Electric anti-skid, regenerative
* Battery: LiFePO4 – 40 min re-charge
* Speed: 23 km/hr (14.3 m/hr)
* Power: 1 kW
* Range: 10 km (6.2 miles)
* Fold size: Compact 43 litres
* Fold time: Under 20 seconds
* User height limits: Over 162cm* (5 foot 4 inches) and under 193 cm (6 foot 4 inches)
* Wheels: 20″ front and 8″ back
* Weight limit: 100 kg (220 lbs)
* Lights: Hi-vis built in LED

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via: yikebike