yikebike: electric mini farthing
yikebike: electric mini farthing
sep 03, 2009

yikebike: electric mini farthing

yikebike: electric mini farthing




the ‘yikebike‘ by inventor grant ryan and engineer peter higgins of new zealand, is a mini-farthing bike designed to battle the increasing urban congestion of today. the carbon fiber frame is the foldable and weighs under 10kg. yikebike’s electronic motor allows you to travel at speeds up to 20 kph. the design means that your feet remain static on the footrests and your fingers work the accelerator and a brake.

yikebike: electric mini farthing




the yikebike can comfortably be ridden by anyone from 160cm to 195cm (5’3” to 6’5″). there is no need to adjust the seat because you do not pedal – your height relative to the seat is only important to how much your knees are bent when riding. the bike can comfortably take a rider (and personal effects) weighing up to 100kg.

yikebike: electric mini farthing




yikebike: electric mini farthing




yikebike: electric mini farthing




the development of the concept can be found at www.minifarthing.com.




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  • some of the comments here: “strain on your back, restless neck..rider assumes the position of the disabled (legs)… ha ha come on! Look at the posture of a rider on any bike.. they look like they’re undergoing a rectal examination… no rest for neck muscles, arms and back…

  • Re all the safety comments: Harden up pussies! 20km/h is not very fast. If you are really that scared you should not be riding any sort of bike.

    In New Zealand where the Yikebike developers are, you can get a 10yo Subaru Legacy GT cheaper than a Segway or a genuine Vespa scooter. As a result, very few people here are interested in alternative transport. I hope for the yikebike’s sake that its price tag is sensible…

  • well done! i would like to have one of these urban transport.

  • The rider assumes the position of the disabled (legs).
    It folds into half the size of small motorbikes.

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