Yike or yuck?

YikeBike – revolutionary or, well, just upsetting?

Yike or yuck?

The manufacturer claims that this is the world's smallest folding electric bicycle. Is it even a bicycle? Well, the definition is "a vehicle consisting of two wheels held in a frame one behind the other, propelled by pedals and steered with handlebars attached to the front wheel". Apart from the pedals, it counts (we think the pedals don't power anything - they're just foot rests).

The manufacturer also claims that the YikeBike is "a fashion statement and an extension of your personality". Hmmm. So what is it saying?

Is this the best thing to happen to urban commuting since Andrew Ritchie decided to move the fold from the middle to the front of his prototype Brompton's frame... Who are we to judge? Hang on, we're the target market, why shouldn't we judge?

Have a look at the website and video here: YikeBike.com. Then let us know what you think in our one-question survey: yike or yuck?