Audi debuted new racing bike!

CHARLES LEE | 17th Mar 2015 | NEWS

It seems that renowned car-maker Audi is not only well-versed in manufacturing sports cars like the R1 and R8.  At the 85th Geneva Motor Show held from 5 March 2015 to 15 March 2015, the top-end car company unveiled the Audi Sport Racing Bike.

A product from a collaboration between Audi and CarbonSports, a German bike-maker, the construction of the Audi Sport Racing Bike is inspired from various racing elements that can be found in Audi’s line of sports cars.  According to Audi, the bike frame and fork are made of T1000 carbon, which is the same material used in the cockpit in the Audi R18 e-tron Quattro.  Another inspired element found in the Audit Sport Racing Bike is the Selle Italia saddle, which is wrapped with Fine Nappa leather.  That same type of leather is used for the car seats in the new Audi R8.

With a black-red colour theme designed by the Audi Concept Design Studio, the Audi Sport Race Bike is packaged with top-end components from Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 and 3T.  Together with the feathery 790g frame, the cumulative weight of the finished racer stands at 5.8kg.

Limited to a production number of 50 bikes, each piece carries an individual limited edition badge.  It will set the wallet back by USD18,620 (or approximately SGD 25,875) for those who are keen to own one.