Folding electric two-wheeler offers new take on urban cycling

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What’s the simplest way to get from A to B with the aid of a machine? That’s the question the New Zealand-based creators of recently launched YikeBike set out to tackle from scratch. The result is a super-lightweight folding electric bicycle, with eco-iconic looks. The YikeBike is the first production version of the Mini-Farthing design concept which has been five years under development. Departing entirely from the norm, YikeBike features a radically novel riding position, steering mechanism and wheel configuration. It’s the evolutionary offspring of a Segway and a penny farthing.