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Test-riding the bicycles of the future

BBC Click tries out the latest models aiming to become the personal transport device of choice, but will they ever replace the traditional bike?

Companies are shrinking personal transport into ever-more compact models. Battery-powered personal transport devices are intended to be an economical way of getting round town. They could also be a life changer for older people losing their mobility.

Click's LJ Rich and Spencer Kelly put some new personal transport devices to the test at the Japanese technology show, Ceatec. With people in Japan living longer than most other places on the planet, the country has an enormous motive to keep its older citizens mobile.

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