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Funky Electric Cykno Bike Whizzes Around Milan for Design Week

Posted By Tafline Laylin On April 8, 2013 @ 5:30 pm In Bicycles,carousel showcase,Gallery,Green Transportation,Innovation | 1 Comment

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With roots in Greek mythology, Cykno references metamorphosis or radical transformation – as though riding the electric bike [1] will provide a similar, modern day experience for users. Indeed, with designers Luca Scopel and Gianpietro Vigorelli behind the wheel, as well as advertising maestro Riccardo Lorenzini, there’s no question that the “Made in Italy” vehicle was designed to impress.

Complete with a monocoque frame, carbon fiber wheels and fork, and stainless steel pipes, Cykno also features a leather seat and other accessories that aren’t suitable for our vegan readers [2], in addition to a long-lasting lithium polymer battery [3] that charges in just four hours. A single charge lasts 60km and the bike weighs only 26kg, and both the charging cable and battery are stored on board. Cykno is also pedal-powered with a torque sensor for easy use. So if you’re heading to Milan Design Week [4], be sure to keep an eye out for a host of swans brandishing beautiful bikes.

+ Cykno [5]

Via Yatzer [6]

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URLs in this post:

[1] electric bike: http://inhabitat.com/tag/electric-bike/

[2] vegan readers: http://inhabitat.com/8-scrumptious-vegan-bbq-recipes-for-summer/

[3] lithium polymer battery: http://inhabitat.com/china-and-russia-team-up-to-launch-the-worlds-largest-lithium-ion-battery-plant/

[4] Milan Design Week: http://inhabitat.com/tag/milan-design-week/

[5] + Cykno: http://www.cykno.com

[6] Yatzer: http://yatzer.com/The-Eclectic-Electric-Cykno-bicycle

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