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« on: May 17, 2010, 11:56 PM »

 I want one!!!!!


http://www.yikebike.com/site/gallery/video/yikebike-discovery-channel
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2010, 05:51 AM »

Cool design, looks fun.

May be a little pricey out of carbon and cool machined bits.  Cry
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2010, 07:55 AM »

Cool design, looks fun.

May be a little pricey out of carbon and cool machined bits.  Cry

A little.... $4,450.  Ouch.   Cry

The US is not on the intial list of countries for distribution (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland and New Zealand), so I expect there might be some hefty shipping fees added to that.

Rob, could you shoot me your CC info?   Roll Eyes

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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2010, 08:53 AM »


Rob, could you shoot me your CC info?   Roll Eyes

like my cc would help you on that!!!!!!!! hah!
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2010, 08:58 AM »

like my cc would help you on that!!!!!!!! hah!

Darn it.... I was hoping you were hiding a rich aunt or uncle that doted on you somewhere.   Sad 

Life of crime seems like the only viable option here.  Huh  Cheesy

I guess price is all relative....  Undecided

Love these, but....


Calibre R8 Authentic Precious - From € 18'000.-


Calibre R8 Sport Coupé - From € 9'000.-


Calibre R8 Sport Sedan (S) - From € 10'000.-


RC 81 Mk I - From € 3'800.-


RC 81 Mk II - From € 6'000.-

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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2010, 04:28 PM »

Damn, $4500 for that bike.  It will end up like the segway, too expensive for most everyone. And like the segway, illegal on sidewalks.

The YikeBike guys need to figure out how to make that thing for a few hundred bucks. How many people are going to drop $4500 on that thing?

Those belt buckles are nuts. My ring is harder to make than any of that stuff so my ego is still intact.  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2010, 05:48 PM »

Damn, $4500 for that bike.  It will end up like the segway, too expensive for most everyone. And like the segway, illegal on sidewalks.

I think you are right about the pricing.  The designers of the Segway might have had a particular Utopian notion of what would happen and then reality took a sharp left turn.  The market segments for the Segway currently seem to be Police (in certain locations), event organizers/workers, and the rental/tours market.  The hotel across from where I work regularly has tours of downtown Boston on Segways.

As far as the belt buckles, I just love the fact that someone would put that much thought/design into the function of something so utilitarian.  Unfortunately, materials (in some cases) and extremely limited runs ramps the prices into the stratosphere....sigh.  Sad 

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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2010, 07:51 PM »

I would pay (and have paid) that much for a regular road bike.  For an electric "motorcycle" with limited use?  I don't see many being sold at that price.
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2010, 02:13 AM »

I have neither need nor desire for a Penny Farthing Nano (Carbon-Electric version). I would push someone off one if I saw them.  Embarrassed

And then kick them when they were down.

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