I just saw the high-end Ori bike in a central London store today. 8.7kg with carbon frame and Mezzo style fold from its 16" brethren. Folds only slightly bigger than a Brommy. Pricey at £2700 but saw on eBay as cheaper from Taiwan and I'm hopefully going there in October anyway!
I'm impressed that the bike only relies on the wheels folding along with the handlebar and the central frame retains full rigidity. Yes it's pricey but I'm going to book a test ride and report back.
Any thoughts welcome!
Pics taken at bike shop of next carbon model down without drops but same group-set.