Story: Industrial design

The YikeBike

The YikeBike

YikeBike inventor Greg Ryan rides his product through a park. The 'mini-farthing' electric bicycle sought to fill a gap in terms of easily portable, user-friendly and environmentally responsible transport options. It weighs as little as 11.2 kilograms and fits into a backpack about the size of the front wheel. It is designed and assembled in Christchurch, from components sourced from round the world, and sold through dealers in over 40 countries.

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Michael Smythe, 'Industrial design - Going global: the 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/41866/the-yikebike (accessed 3 December 2020)

Story by Michael Smythe, published 22 Oct 2014