It's been a long time coming, but the YikeBike is now officially on sale. With its unique design, and its tag as an alternative electric commuting device, the price tag may seem to make more sense. Initially unveiled a year ago, the YikeBike has finally made it to the "purchase" stage, and just in time for Christmas.
The YikeBike is made out of carbon fiber, and features one of the most unique designs for any kind of piece of equipment for transportation that we've ever seen. If you do buy one, you'll have to live pretty close to your work, or wherever you plan on taking this thing the majority of time, as the bike is only able to go about 6.2 miles on a single charge. It may not be a long distance, but hopefully it's enough to get you where your'e going. At least to somewhere where you can charge it up again. It's top speed is recorded at 14mph. It can also be folded, so that if you do need to jump onto a train or bus, you can.
As for the price, it's listed at $3,595. That's better than the estimated $5,000+ that the designers originally had the YikeBike going for a year ago, but it's still a bit of a shock when you see it. Though, it may not be that wild of a guess to say that if you do pull the trigger on buying one of these for yourself, or someone you know for the holidays, that they'll probably be one of the few riding around in their city.
[via Wired Gadget Lab]