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This is neat. A poor man's Segway?

A New Zealand inventor has created a cool-looking folding electric bike
for scooting around the city. YikeBike is a statement about using smart
technology to solve the problems of our increasingly congested,
polluted, stressful cities. It is the first commercial expression of the
mini-farthing concept, created up by a bunch of successful
entrepreneurs, engineers and dreamers.

http://www.yikebike.com/site/home


Cheers Don...



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5kph faster, 80% lighter , the price is about the same (according to
google - segway do not publish prices)


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I saw something with the name yike 2 weeks ago, same basic shape
but I'm fairly sure it was plywood and aluminium, with gel-electrolyte
lead-acid batteries.

must have been a prototype.


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segway prices in oz dollars:
http://www.segwaysoutherncross.com/price_list.html

so they are at least twice as dear Jason, perhaps a lot more when prices
are finalized.

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WOW

He's Invented a Penny-Farthing....with a motor.

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1 kilowatt, useless without law change in most if not all of australia.
We need more sensible law makers.

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200Watts, as law in NSW, is ample for achieving the objectives. Of
course, there will always be lard arses.

Simple mathematics says anything with a 1Kw motor will either weight more
than the human body(econimocal batteries), or cost more that a medium car
(lightest batteries) or have such a short range that it is effectively a
lard arse device to save people working a few city blocks.


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They are the ones that say their machine is 1 kilowatt who am I to
argue.If it is it can not be used without rego and it would not pass
regulations.

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DinkBike is more like it. They'll make a fortune selling to the cashed up
inner city crowd. Smart marketing.

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