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Two-wheeled Mini revealed

2011-04-26 09:29

TWO-WHEELED MINI: Mini's Folding Bike may be the answer to commuting around a city. Gallery

Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer Mini
Engine Vertical twin piston
Power One personpower
Torque Chat while you ride
Transmission Eight-speed Taya Chain OCTO chain
Zero To Hundred Gradient dependent
Fuel Tank Central-mounted, expandable sac
Weight 10kgs
Boot Size Pockets on bodywork
Steering Double-butt aluminium handlebars with integral braking units.
ABS Kinetix disc V-brakes, front and rear
Tyres Schwalbe KOJAK 35-406 Dahon special edition
Front Suspension Pneumatic tyre
Rear Suspension Pneumatic tyre
Service Intervals Rider's choice
Finding city-centre parking can be tough, even if you're behind the wheel of a Mini. To tackle this problem automaker has brought back the collapsible bike.

Folding bikes have been around for decades so Mini, ever eager to hop aboard the green band-wagon,i has launched its own version capable of folding snuggly into most vehicles’ boot space - particularly, of course, that of a Mini.

The aim here is to park outside any CBD and finish your journey on the foldable bike. As a bonus, the bike can be re-folded and carried with you.


The eight-speed Folding Bike has an aluminium frame and folds along the crossbar and handlebars. It has its own handy travel bag and weighs less than 11kg.

The bike is available in matt black with silver highlights sporting the Mini logo with a Union Jack motif on the rear forks. You'll easily be noticed by larger vehicles on the road thanks to its reflectors and neon yellow bike chain.

Mini will launch its Folding Bike globally in August 2011 with prices yet to be announced.

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