Audi's Smart Electric Bike Is A Sweet Ride
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.
So a few thoughts pop to mind at this stage. Did Audi use any of its newly bought Ducati technology into this electric bike? Remember that some Italian companies had worked on an electric bike concept last year or so. And as to the other burning question how much? You can bet it will reflect the state of its highly advanced technology. After all, it’s an Audi.