Audi's new E-Bike raises eyebrows with hefty price tag
The Audi brand has introduced an electric mountain bike powered by Fantic, featuring a lightweight aluminum frame, 720 Wh 36 V Fantic Integra battery pack, and a 250 W 36 V Brose S-MAG motor that delivers up to 90 Nm of torque.
Audi is one of several automotive manufacturers that have ventured into the bicycle market. They have released several e-bike models over the years, including the Audi e-bike Wörthersee, which features a carbon fiber frame and an electric motor that can reach speeds of up to 50 km/h.
Having been inactive in e-bike market, Audi has revealed an electric mountain bike in collaboration with Fantic in the UK, taking inspiration from the RS Q e-tron that participated in the Dakar Rally in surprise announcement.
The e-bike is equipped with a 250W 36V Brose S-MAG motor, which can generate up to 90 Nm of torque. The bike provides five power modes ranging from no assistance to BOOST, which can aid in conquering steeper slopes.
Audi has partnered with Fantic to introduce an electric mountain bike in the UK that draws inspiration from the RS Q e-tron off-roader, which participated in the Dakar Rally. The bike is equipped with a 250 W 36 V Brose S-MAG motor that provides up to 90 Nm of torque, with five power levels to choose from. It has a Brose remote thrust-assisted selection unit that features a built-in display for showing speed, battery charge level, and assistance mode.
The bike has a 720 Wh 36 V Fantic Integra battery pack and a lightweight aluminum frame. It also features an Öhlins full suspension system with 180 mm of travel, off-road tires, and Sram GX Eagle 12 V rear derailleur, shift levers, and Braking IN.CA.S disc brakes. The Audi e-bike will be available in limited numbers in the UK, with three sizes starting from £8,499 (~US$10,284), and interested buyers can register on Audi Genuine Accessories.