Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christchurch Based Invention Featured in Time Magazine

Christchurch based inventor, Grant Ryan's YikeBike makes Time Magazine's list as one of the top 50 inventions of 2009.

YikeBike is a modern twist on a penny farthing bicycle and uses smart technology to solve the problems of increasingly congested and polluted cities. The YikeBike weighs around 22 pounds, costs between $4000-5000, goes 12.5 miles per hour, and folds up in a minute flat. It is powered by a clean energy lithium battery that charges in just 30 minutes and lasts 6 miles. Videos on the YikeBike website show clippings on the YikeBike in and around Christchurch.

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