Audi Unveils Ultra-Light Bicycle with Ultra-High Price in Japan

/ 1 year ago

Audi has unveiled a bicycle in Japan. It is an ultralight high-end bicycle which weighs 5.8 kilograms in total including the frame of the sports bike which maxes out at weighs 790 grams which is lighter than your Apple Macbook Air 13″ 2015 which weighs 1.35 Kg. Audi did not disappoint and priced it accordingly at $19,650, Whoa. A low-end car can be bought with that kind of budget. This is the result of the partnership between Audi and fellow German company CarbonSports which produces Lightweight bikes.

The Sports Bike has several elements of its construction from the company’s sports car lineup, including a Selle Italia saddle covered in the same Fine Nappa leather as used in the new Audi R8. The frame and forks are made from T1000 carbon which is made by Japan’s Toray Industries Inc. and is used in the Audi R18 e-tron Quattro cockpit. According to Audi’s spokesperson, the materials used for the construction of this high-end sports bike is responsible for the high price tag.

It was first shown off at the 85th Geneva Motor Show and is limited edition product. Just 50 of these Sports bikes will be made and each one of them will carry an individual limited edition badge. Want to place an order? Be sure you have $19,650 (US) in your bank account!

Thank you Audi JP and WSJ for providing us with this information.

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