Audi’s Two-Wheel Lightweight Wonder

The name Audi is usually associated with the hottest, sexiest cars on the market, made with lightweight materials, powerful engines and slick designs. But the German prestige car maker is applying their skills to a another mode of transport, trading in four wheels for two and pedals instead of a motor.

The Audi Sport Racing Bike is a new release made in partnership with Lightweight, a German engineering company that produces some of the most elite carbon racing wheels in the world. The pairing has lead to a pushbike that weighs a mere 5.8kgs and looks as sleek as any of their automobiles.

With a carbon frame made by Japanese company Toray, the Audi shapes up as one of the lightest bikes available. Much of that has been achieved by the use of the high-end T1000 carbon which is used in Audi race cars. Other weight-saving elements include the use of Meilenstein carbon-fibre clincher wheels, a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset, and a Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio saddle outfitted in an Audi Sport covering made from Audi R8 fine nappa leather that’s likely to make Audi auto drivers feel at home.

Don’t expect to see to many Audi Sport Racing Bike’s on the road however: they cost $17,500EUR ($24,650AUD) and Audi are only making 50 of these badboys.

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