8 Coolest Bikes Made by Car Manufacturers
In the attempt to attract other customers apart from those who prefer the internal combustion engine, more and more car manufacturers enter the territory of the bicycles.
BMW Cruise e-bike
The latest generation of BMW’s electric bicycle has a 250W Bosch battery that helps you when you’re pedaling with speeds up to 25 km/h. In other words, it remains a bicycle that needs pedaling if you want to move forward. It simply makes your job easier through an electric motor.
Alfa Romeo 4C IFD
It is not a car, although it bears the name of the newest Alfa. It is actually a bicycle with a carbon fiber frame that weighs only 6.9 kg. IFD stands for Innovative Frame Design.
Although it has no battery and electric motor, the price varies between 3,500 and 9,000 euro.
Aston Martin One-77 Cycle
Aston Martin has produced only 77 copies of the wonderful One-77, each with an alien price for many of us. But that doesn’t mean you cannot have an Aston One-77, even if that would imply wearing a helmet all the time. It is priced at 31,000 euro.
27.5 inch rims, carbon fiber frame, DT Swiss suspension and hydraulic disc brakes. Most likely, this bicycle cannot be used if you don’t own a Cayenne. It’s like wanting to charge your phone in the UK without having the right adapter. The price is somewhere around 5,000 euro.
Range Rover Evoque Road Bike
It’s the same story as that of the Aston Martin One-77, only a bit cheaper.
A pretty exclusive bike, which will be produced in only 250 copies, each with a price of about 20,000 euros. And, frankly, it is really worth the money, given that they used materials such as aluminum, carbon fiber, steel, titanium and magnesium. Eventually, these are things that you would expect form a manufacturer as McLaren.
It has a fame made of carbon fiber that weighs only 1.6 kg, 26-inch rims and an electric motor that develops 2.3 kW and receives power from a lithium-ion battery. The charging takes about 2.5 hours from a normal outlet, and you will receive in turn a maximum speed of 50 km/h in the eGrip module, which practically turns your bike into an electric scooter. So far it is unknown whether it will enter or not into series production.
It’s an electric bicycle, as the name suggests, which offers a theoretical maximum range of 100 km, but, as in the case of the BMW Cruise e-bike, the electric engine helps you only when you pedal, not when your feet hurt. The approximate price is 3,000 euro.