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By Lincoln Sell
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The YikeBoard is the first of three, brand new last mile transport products to be released over the next year, all using the same portable battery technology and all made from the very best carbon fiber materials. Now we offer you the best in customer focused features, with a simple to master, light weight electric skateboard.    

Our team is passionate about last mile transport, we brought you the award winning YikeBike, making the front page of TIME magazine and used in over 50 countries around the world. We have a proven history of delivering high quality innovative products.

 

We know the real issues with portability, we have lived and breathed this for the last 7 years and have ensured you get the features that are important to you.  

Take your YikeBoard on the plane or wherever you go - Having IATA approved batteries enables you take the YikeBoard on the plane. 

Charge your mobile devices when they are low – charge directly from your YikeBoard or Battery  

Swap batteries to go further - a simple one touch latch unlocks the battery cover so you can remove and swap out fully charged battery packs at any time.  

Lightweight and portable - we have selected the lightest and strongest deck materials, incorporates a carry handle and made the truck shape comfortable so the YikeBoard is easy to carry. 

Simple to ride – we have optimized the steering geometry and board shape so the YikeBoard is simple to ride and master in both congested cities and urban streets.

Security – you can protect your investment using the integrated motion sensor alarm  

Be seen and heard – permanent front and rear lighting as well as a loud horn ensures that people will move out of the way on congested paths

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We’ve given you total flexibility with removable batteries that are also a standalone external power bank, use the USB to charge your electronics wherever you go and can be used in the future Yike products.     

Each YikeBoard fits either one or two batteries and can be swapped out at any time to extend the range another 7 miles from each battery and can be charged in the products or stand alone.    

The 100Wh battery capacity means you can to take your YikeBoard on the plane, with the battery among your carry-on luggage. This gives a traveler immense flexibility and reassurance that no matter the destination your YikeBoard will be with you along the way.

 

Carbon fiber materials give you the strongest and lightest weight electric skateboard. We have integrated the steering components and lighting into the deck to give a single strong and stiff structure. The integrated belly on the deck provides water resistant storage for the battery and electronics. The incorporated carry handle gives you the portability to carry those last few meters of your journey.    

We have lots of experience to create beautiful products from carbon fiber materials, with the ability to incorporate shapes that provide both strength and the most beautiful design.

 

You don’t have to be Tony Hawk to master the YikeBoard, we have optimized the steering geometry to give you the best stability, not only for new riders but also to enhance the handling for experienced ones.    

You decide how fast you want to ride, establish your own style of skating with the concave deck and kicktail. This provides the ability for sharp slow speed kick-turns or high speed carving, We’ve given you a 9inch wide carbon fiber deck that provides great balance, stiffness and a wide foothold for that extra support, meaning you have full control of how you ride no matter your ability.

 

 YikeBoard comes in two models, using the same board configuration but with optional single or dual motors. Both models can operate with one or two batteries fitted.

 

 

Board - Ready to ride  

Remote - OLED screen and integrated USB charger cable    

Battery - 100Wh SAMSUNG cells    

Wall Charger - universal for charging the board or battery    

Skateboard tool

 

Removable Batteries - The Yike Battery is a game changer in personal transport. The quick release cover gives access to two removable batteries, each giving up to a 7 mile range. Each battery can be swapped out at any time to reduce weight or give even further range. Our control system will balance and manage your battery performance and life.    

The 100Wh battery capacity and stand-alone power bank design mean we are suitable for aircraft carry-on luggage, giving you the flexibility to take your YikeBoard anywhere you go. Flexibility is from the incorporated USB and battery status LED on each battery. Charging is through the board or as an external power bank (using the same universal charger supplied)

Carbon Fiber - The deck and cover are made from a Carbon and Kevlar composite to give the best performance and strength. Specific areas of the belly, nose and tail of the deck are protected by high impact Kevlar for durability. Internal composite beam structures are optimized to give the best strength and lightest possible weight. Outer layers are 3K and all surfaces are coated in matte clear to really show off the design and textures of the high-performance materials. We have created a one-piece deck, integrating all geometry for hangers, kingpins are integrated into the deck for maximum strength and wiring is through internal channels for the best waterproofing. 

Deck design - Our carbon fiber cruiser style deck is 31.5" long (80cm) x 9" wide (23cm) and incorporates the carry handle and water resistant battery and electronics enclosures. We have a maximum rider weight of 250lbs.

Security Alarm - Protect your YikeBoard when you are out, set the alarm from your remote and any movement of the board will activate the 100dB alarm and LED lighting warning you.

 

Simple to Ride - We have optimized the steering geometry to give you the best performance for high speed stability and inner city cornering, suitable for both experienced and new riders. The concaved kicktail provides the ability for sharp slow steed kick-turns, and the 9inch wide deck provides for great stability and incorporates the integrated carry handle.

Battery status - You can see the battery charge and communication status through our illuminated deck graphic and remote OLED screen. This provides you a fast and simple battery indication to give you confidence. 

  • Braking - Regenerative braking provides a small amount of energy back into the battery pack when you are braking, taking heat away from the motors and storing this as energy back in the battery.  

    High power - You have the option of Single or Dual drive YikeBoard, select your power and performance using the latest 83mm DC brushless hub motors, customized with hall sensors integrated in the stator, optimizing internal packaging and thermal performance.  

    Remote - Operation is through a wireless ergonomic remote, with soft touch silicon buttons and an OLED screen showing; connection, remote battery, board battery, speed and distance remaining. We use a long life rechargeable Lithium battery and integrated retractable cable that can connect and charge from the USB port on the board or any wall socket. Shock resistant with bumper over-mold to protect against impact.

    Horn - Safety is a driving function of all Yike products, make it clear to everyone that you are coming and to clear the passage. Select the sounds through the APP and trigger from the remote, playing famous sounds through our ducted speaker.    

    Integrated lighting - We have provided efficient LED lighting to let you always be seen. Front LED’s mounted at truck level give diffused ambient lighting around the board, rear LED’s provide lighting as well as brake indication to ensure your friends know what your intentions are, there are no more surprises.

    Water resistant - The deck and electronic enclosure are water and dust resistant, we have tested to IP55, ensuring that our electronics operate and you can continue to get home even during a downpour.    

    Accessory mounting - Additional mounting points have been incorporated into the tip and tail of the deck, these are with high strength thread inserts that enable you to attach you own accessories to either the top or bottom of the deck. Our accessory pack gives you mounting options.    

    Simple to service - Our modular design is simple to service, fixed trucks do not require any maintenance, easy access electrical connections enable you to upgrade motors without opening the electrical enclosure. Our previous high-end-product experience reinforces that we only use the best electrical components and connections so vibration is not an issue.

     

    We are confident in delivering only the very best electric skateboard but we have a few more features we want to give our valued customers when you help us to get to market with your pledge. If you help meet our goals then every YikeBoard will be upgraded to include these unique features.

    Bluetooth speaker, play music through your YikeBoard with the USB connection to your mobile phone.  

    Custom luggage, we will deliver the YikeBoard in a custom soft shell EVA foam carry case, suitable for any transport and even checking onto the plane for your longer journeys.

    Accessory mounts, set of 2x accessory clamps to mount to the deck and for the suitable for external accessories such as go-pro or lighting.

    YikeBoard mobile phone App, for iPhone and Android. Control the skateboard function with variable speed settings, tuning acceleration and braking curves, change colors and brightness of the LED lighting, horn volume

    Horn Tunes, save and select your favorite horn tones to our YikeBoard App and play at the press of the remote horn button.

    Yike has a very experienced team of engineers responsible for the delivery of the YikeBoard. The have many years in delivering the YikeBike with over 300 unique tooled parts. We know the issues for releasing new products and being the market leader, our supply chain, quality systems, testing and logistics primed for production.

    We have been in continuous development, riding and testing our prototypes so that we are extremely happy with their performance. We have parts in production so that we can meet our delivery schedule. Production underway for batteries and battery control PCB, we are doing the final tuning on our custom electrical controller and motors so that all the features and future proofing are incorporated.

     

    Shipping costs are indicated in your pledge. We will express freight your new YikeBoard directly to you under the standard DAP shipping terms (Delivered at Place). Backers will be responsible for any duties, customs fees, and taxes for their orders. We will contact you after the project is funded to make the arrangements. 

    • USA, Canada and Europe USD$100
    • Japan, China, Singapore Korea etc USD$70
    • Australia & New Zealand USD$125
    • For the remainder of the countries please contact us directly and we can confirm these costs prior to shipping.

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Kickstarter is a fantastic way to reward the early adopters with the latest iteration of the YikeBoard. This is our early production offered at a price that will not be available in the future.

The marketing and partner development of the YikeBoard is critical to our success, we are seeking resale partners that reflect the Yike values and provide a great customer relationship.

We already have well established relationships with all our suppliers who have been delivering YikeBike parts for many years. Our quality and assembly systems are in place to ensure we will deliver to you on time.

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