BMW’s Cruise M-Bike Limited Edition is certainly not the last bicycle model to be introduced by a car-maker. Mercedes-AMG, the sports and performance division of Mercedes-Benz, has recently teamed up with German bicycle manufacturer Rotwild to introduce the limited-edition Rotwild GT S.
Drawing inspiration from the Mercedes-AMG GT sports car, Mercedes-Benz’s parent company Daimler said that the development of the Rotwild GT S was also based on feedback from the AMG Rotwild MTB Racing Team. With a focus on “dynamism, lightweight construction, design and comfort”, the Rotwild GT S shares the Mercedes-AMG GT’s carbon black and yellow-gold colour scheme.
The Rotwild GT S, a hard-tail by discipline, sports a monocoque high-modulus carbon fibre frame and a 100mm ThirtyThree fork from Formula. Gearing components hail from Shimano XTR Di2. The job of stopping the Rotwild GT S is managed by Formula R1 Racing FCS hydraulic disc brakes. Continental Race King RaceSport tyres, Crankbrothers Cobalt 11 29-inch rims, Pro Tharsis XC handle-bar, Ergon SRX saddle and Crankbrothers Candy 3 clipless pedals complete the bike assembly. There is, however, no information on the weight of the Rotwild GT S.
Priced at USD 10,870 (equivalent to SGD 14,680), only 100 of the Rotwild GT S is produced.
The Rotwild GT S is the second collaboration between Mercedes-AMG and Rotwild. In 2013, the two companies came together to develop the R.X45 AMG.