It was 5 years the hard work, intelligence and creativity of Grant Ryan which resulted in the birth of the YikeBike on the 2nd September 2009 in Germany. This YikeBike has been created by Ryan keeping in mind the urban street problems and lack of time. It is a cycle like motor bike which has no chain pedal, gear box mechanical break, cables or levers but functions on a controller.
It has electronic anti skid breaks, in built lights and indicators. The most amazing thing about this YikeBike is that it weighs only 10kg and can be folded into a backpack within 20 seconds. It is best suited for short point to point journeys, involves no risk and is very easy to use. This unique creation of Ryan found its way into the Guinness Book of World Records for being the smallest and most compact bike in the world!
Along with this the YikeBike has also won many prestigious awards like Best Design Award, the International Design Award and others. The YikeBike is ultra-light, a genius for speeding between meetings and gives a great sense of freedom. Rod Oram is the first costumer to receive a YikeBike. It has also been test driven to make sure it runs smoothly on all kinds of roads. The YikeBike can be bought at the YikeBike online shop.
YikeBike – Urban Freedom:
Its sale is restricted only to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and USA for now. It costs 3,595 dollars in the US, 2,422 in UK, 2,872 in Europe and AUD and 3,909 dollars in Australia. These prices exclude the delivery, duty and tax but include 1 year warranty to the country to which it is delivered. Although Ryan faces onlookers with strange expressions everyday he is very confident that one day it will be the YikeBike that every person will use to commute to work!