If the founders of YikeBike have their way, the future of personal urban transportation will evoke memories of the 19th century.
Known in e-bike circles as a "mini-farthing," the penny farthing-inspired design features a large front wheel, small rear wheel, and mustache handlebars.
Unveiled recently at the Eurobike conference, the carbon-fiber, battery-powered YikeBike is both super light and fully portable, with the ability to fold neatly into a briefcase-sized bag.
The drawbacks? For one, price: a new YikeBike will set you back over $5,500. Also, while it looks like quite a bit of fun, you will look more than a little ridiculous riding one.