Saturday, 28 May 2016 02:04

Cycle you said, Luxury we said

They are a rich man’s toys with health benefits. They look impressive when taken for a spin. The humble cycle is reimagined, renovated and redesigned by super creative designers in their studio with dramatic impact that turns them from just being a mobile mode to super luxury designer accessory in your garage.  They are expensive and beautiful and made with heart and passion. They will be showcased at the premier LikeBike Exhibition on June 3rd-5th at the prestigious Grimaldi Forum at Monte Carlo, Monaco. Take a look at the five most expensive and luxurious bikes that money can buy hand-picked especially for you as a preview from the exhibition.

Brand: Sarto

Model: 18k Gold

Price: ₹16,78,190 

Special Features: Handmade to aerospacequality, in high-modulus carbon fibre, 18-carat gold and Zimbabwean crocodile skin, this slick and streamline road warrior was designed by Karim Kalaf and Enrico Sarto. Built in Italy, only 25 have been made, each individually tailored and custom-built to suit its rider’s exact dimensions and ensure the perfect fit.

Brand: Lacroix

Model: Velo

Price: ₹12,67,966

Special Features: This is the next generation of carbon fiber superstructures, and is the stepping stone to a supreme level of engineered bikes. It features a highly-technical carbon strand woven rid structure frame, which uses an aerospace high performance multi fiber strand. The super fibers are woven to create a stronger overall structural, better than any other known carbon shape or structure.

 

 Brand: Veloboo

Model: Gold

Price: ₹28,34,277

Special Features: The Hungarian cycling brand Veloboo is one of the most unique cycling brands in the world, with a bamboo frame and 24 carat gold plating on most of the bike. This is one of the world’s priciest bikes with a limited edition of only 30.

 

Brand: Audi / Lightweight

Model: Audi Sport Racing Bike

Price: ₹13,05,259 

Special Features: The German company responsible for some of the lightest and most expensive carbon fibre wheels and frames around. To create this beautiful machine, they have collaborated with Audi’s Quattro department - that responsible for the four wheel drive system on some of its cars. Only 50 of these are available world-wide and weigh just above the 5kg mark.

Brand: Trefecta

Model: DRT

Price: ₹16,78,190

Special Features: This might be the most ambitious e-bike ever built. Being built with a military use in mind, it blurs the lines between ebike and electric motorcycle, built for road and trails and almost everything in between. Automatic gear shifting, integrated computer with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS, 45mph / 72kmh top speed, 62 miles range and top of the line design. The Trefecta DRT is the eBike of the future.

 

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