Here's Raleigh's link featuring their i8 folding bicycle: http://www.raleighusa.com/bikes/hybrid/folding-i8-12/
Here's a link to an LBS offering a Raleigh i8 for $549.99 cash and carry: http://www.metrobicyclestores.com/pr...i8-75489-1.htm
It looks like it might be Dahon-built. If so, I'm wondering if the handle post assembly, assuming it is a Dahon product, can be modified (turned around?) or replaced with a Dahon radius post assembly, which is what I think it's called, so that it folds down in between the front and rear wheel when fully folded, instead of folding over to the outside of the front wheel?
Othewise, the internal 8 Shiman$o nexus is what I've been waiting for. Someday, they might get around to installing a 11 speed Shimano internal hub for under a $1000.