The pioneering bike has been invented by three young entrepreneurs from Chile.
The world’s first unstealable bike has been invented. The bike has been invented by three young inventors from Chile. One of the inventors is Cristóbal Cabello 22 years old. Another is Andrés Roi Eggers years old 23 and Juan José Monsalve 24 years old.
The three inventors are university drop-outs who wanted to make a bike which could not have been stolen. The trio claim the bike is unstealable. The bike will literally break if anyone tries to steal it. The two-wheeler bike has been named ‘Yerka’ by the inventors. The trio dropped out of university after being fed up of their bike’s being stolen.
The trio decided to make sure the bike itself becomes the lock. The bike can split in half and clicked into the seat shaft. The entire bike can then be clipped around something. Immovable objects such as lampposts, small tress etc. is perfect to lock the bike. After the lock thieves are unable to steal the bike since the bike locking system literally breaks the bike into pieces.
"We chose crowdfunding because it's the easiest way to make the product go worldwide," start-up's CEO Cabello told CNN. "Iot's an international web page that is well known, and customers can pay securely with a credit card. It was the safest way to handle the money."
According to the creators it only takes 10 seconds to initiate the locking system. The Yerka website states the bike was designed by addressing the root of the problem. To steal the bike thieves would have to cut the main structure of the bike making it unworthy.
"I think it's the culture," says Cabello. "In Chile we haven't got the culture of riding a bike as a commuter and the infrastructure and bike lanes aren't good. But that is changing."
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The Yerka has gone into production and will be available in Europe soon. The bike was invented with the help of the government of Chile. A £64,000 grant was given by the government to develop the bike. The first unit of the bike was sold through the crowdfunding website Indiegogo. More than 110,000 bikes are stolen in UK alone every year.