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Yakkay - trendy helmet
Yakkay - trendy helmet

  People say that true beauty comes from within. That is certainly true for the YAKKAY Smart One. The basic helmet is a modern classic with its stainless steel buckles and unique ventilating comfort pads. You can wear it like it is or cover it with one of the many stylish covers. This is the true spirit of YAKKAY: You decide what's right for you.

  YAKKAY “SMART ONE” is a new smart design that differs by its rounded ear straps and adjustment buckles in polished stainless steel. But the real difference shows when one of the many different covers is attached to helmet – It changes from its characteristics of a helmet to a hat and becomes an accessory to your outfit.

  You adjust the helmet to your head with a number of adhesive foam circles which have the added advantage that air can circulate between them. When you are riding your bicycle, air will be pushed into the helmet, and pleasantly cool down your head. In addition, your head will stay dry in rainy weather, as the covers are designed without open holes.

  The helmet fully meets the European CE standard (EN1078). It is available in Small (53-55 cm), Medium (55-57 cm) and Large (57-59 cm).

Where to buy:

  • YAKKAY A/S - Strandvejen 100, 2900 Hellerup, Denmark; Tel: +45 39 20 22 99; Email: info@yakkay.com; www.yakkay.com/Retailers.aspx

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YikeBike – folding electro bike
YikeBike – folding electro bike

  YikeBike is an easily folded, taking little space, lightweight, electric bike. It’s a new solution for a city transport and a fresh experiment in design which we consider to be the best of bikes in 2011.

  The YikeBike is electronically limited to 25 kph. It accelerates to top speed in just a few seconds. It’s quite a comfortable speed for moving around the city.

When you need to recharge it – it will take about 20 minutes for 80% charge. A full charge takes 40 mins.

  You don’t need to worry were to park it – you just can fold it - with a bit of practice, folding takes less than 15 seconds and take it with you. The YikeBike weighs around 10.8 kg (23 pounds) with a full battery and air in the tyres. The folded dimensions are 150mm by 600mm by 600mm. The total folded volume is 43 litres. The folded YikeBike is considerably smaller than a typical folding bicycle and the fact that all of the mechanicals are enclosed reduces the risk of marking or staining clothing or furniture.

 Price: $3,595


Key features:


Weight: 10.8 kg (23 lbs)

Frame: Carbon fibre composite

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Drive: Electric Brushless DC motor

Brakes: Electric anti-skid, regenerative

Battery: LiFePO4 - 40 min re-charge

Speed: 23 km/hr (14.3 m/hr)

Power: 1kW

Range: 10 km (6.2 miles)

Fold size: Compact 43 litres

Fold time: Under 20 seconds

Wheels: 20" front and 8" back

Weight limit: 100 kg (220lbs)


 Denis Mas for “FutureNow” magazine

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Review: Gocycle – folding electric bike

  Gocycle is a folding hybrid electric bicycle, which can be driven by electric motor or by pedaling.   

 The battery is hidden in the main frame tube, and electric motor - in the front wheel. For pedal-free ride, push the red button on the left handlebar. The motor will work only when the bike is moving, so you have to start pedaling first. Once you are moving you can press the red button and the motor will take over. The three-speed gears operated with a twist grip are on the right bar. The disc brakes front and rear are also enclosed.

 Gocycle has very promising key features. The nickel metal hydride battery, which needs three hours to charge fully, provides enough power to travel at least 15 miles (24 km) without pedalling – 22 miles (35 km) if used less frequently. The motor’s speed is limited to 24kph (15mph) but tests say it can go even a bit faster. 

  The Gocycle weighs 35.6lbs (16.2kg), including mudguards and EmpowerPack (motor and battery).

  Another reason, making this model more attractive among other electric bikes is that the Gocycle folds and fits into a usual car boot. Gocycle becomes compact enough to be stored in a hard case or soft bag.

Currently, the Gocycle is offered in “So White” or limited edition “Rich Black” colors.


Price of a standard version £1,495

Where to buy:

  • www.gocycle.com

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