Compact YikebikeFolded YikebikeOne size fits allOff we goThe gutsGetting ready to rideUnfoldedReady to pack away
OwnerEd Thorpe
Owner's Other EVs1998 Honda EVplus
2000 Corbin Sparrow
2001 Xootr eX3
1993 Kewet EL-JET3
1973 Aurenthetic Charger
1998 Ford Ranger EV
1974 Fiat Bertone X1/9
LocationAlameda, California United States map
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Vehicle2012 Yikebike Fusion
Very compact alum & composite all-electric bicycle.
Motor Brushless DC
DrivetrainDirect-drive electric motor, controller and batteries contained in enclosure inside of front wheel.
Controller Custom
450 watts total power (from specs), with regen
Batteries12, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
185 watts of energy, divided into two 19.2v 4.8ah bundles.
System Voltage38 Volts
Charger Custom
Standard charger does full recharge in 2 hours; optional fast charge cuts this down in half. 44v, 2amp.
InstrumentationStatus monitor LED, solid for charged and different rates of blinking as capacity decreases, faster = less remaining.
Top Speed15 MPH (24 KPH)
Maxes out quickly, but stability would be major issue at faster speeds.
AccelerationVery reasonable.
Range6 Miles ( 9 Kilometers)
Can double by carrying second pack in backpack and connecting through charger port. Extra packs are put in parallel.
Watt Hours/Mile30 Wh/Mile
Need to test, but based on preliminary information.
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight32 Pounds (14 Kilograms)
Ultra compact side, both folded and in-use. One-size fits all, from riders 5'4" to 6'4" tall, up to 220 lbs. Small enough to fit in the back of a Sparrow.
Tires20" front, 8" back
Conversion CostStarting at $2100 plus shipping. Price goes up with the bling factor.
Additional FeaturesBrakes are electric anti-skid regenerative only.
Folding time is about 15 seconds.
Built-in LED headlights (always on when powered), side & read indicator/turn signal LED lights and horn, which also sounds when using turn signals. Throttle switch on right index has recessed allen bolt to limit speed for learning mode. Regen brake switch is on left index. Flip-down foot pegs.
Excellent "wow" or "yike" factor.
Designed and built in New Zealand:
Local dealer in the SF Bay Area (CA):
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