An Audi eBike coming this way

Audi's Smart Electric Bike Is A Sweet Ride

One might remember the German EH Line article written last month*, well here’s another German eBike and none other than Audi is behind it.

So let's get this straight. Audi buys Ducati and comes out with an electric bicycle? Why not. Audi leaked… or is it teased us with its new electric bicycle with a short video showing French freestyle trial rider Julien Dupont riding it. I’m game, I’ll try also.

A High-Tech eBike. When we think of eBikes, we think of a regular bicycle with a mildly assisted electric motor. If we go a step above, we get a nicer, lighter bike with a beefier battery pack and an electric motor. But Audi being Audi wouldn’t just do a regular eBike. The company has to represent that certain German savoir faire by using as much technology as it cram into a vehicle with good results. This electric bicycle sports serious weight reducing materials such as a carbon fiber front and rear suspension, and as far as we can tell, the frame is also made out of carbon fiber. This is not your average commuter bike, this is a pro’s bike.

Dupont goes on the record saying this bike has a lot of power, and coming from a trial motorcycle guy, that is very high praise. Watch the video below and see how the bike effortlessly does donuts. And why does Dupont feel so at ease and at home on this bike? It might help the bike has a twist throttle, much as a motorcycle does.

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This is very exciting! Although someone said this is a pro bike, not a consumer bike, racing has always led the way to greater functionality for the everyday user. And the beautiful thing about this is that the bicycle is an established form-factor, well entrenched in society and much more likely to gain wide enthusiasm than the Segway. And since it goes faster, it will also allow longer commutes, etc. Saving the planet for human habitation by getting rid of oil-burners just got much more possible!!
You're right, it is not your everyday consumer bike. As far as ridding the planet of oil burners, that will take some time but it is an inevitability. Thanks for your comment, Nicolas

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