If our sources are to be believed, Ranbir Kapoor uses his YikeBike to commute on the set of Bombay Velvet in Sri Lanka. Ranbir Kapoor has become the first B-town celeb to have adopted this cool and hip vehicle that can even fit into a backpack. Ranbir said, “I have been chasing to find a YikeBike for the past three to four years, but could not find it. It’s an electric bike which you sit on, where you sit on the big wheel and the small wheel is behind. The ‘Bombay Velvet’ set is spread over 12 acres and is so big that I thought it would be easier to transport yourself from one place to the other if I had one. I bought it in New York for $6,000 and then shifted it to Mumbai. A month before our shooting schedule, I sent it to Sri Lanka so that I could use it here.”
Well, if you are wondering what is a YikeBike? It is a type of folding electric motorcycle weighing just 9.8 kilos and when folded, can fit into a backpack. It was invented by Grant Ryan and designed by a team in New Zealand over five years. It is the smallest and lightest folding motorcycle in the world, with built-in lights, indicators and brake lights for safety.