Porsche unveils Bike S/RS models

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 15, 2011

Porsche used the principles of Intelligent Performance for its sports cars to build its Bike S and Bike RS urban bicycle range. Porsche’s bike concept offers a ‘ride anywhere’ capability and utilizes top-quality materials and the most advanced technology. It takes its inspiration from the automaker’s GT road-car department, which is tasked to build the ultimate lightweight Porsche sports cars such as the 500hp 911 GT3 RS 4.0.

Porsche is known to not make compromises when it comes to performance and this philosophy is all the more evident in the Bike RS.

The Porsche Bike S is built with a 7005 Hydroformed Aluminum frame, some carbon fibre front forks and an internally-geared Shimano 11-speed Alfine hub gear system and a double-clutch system for smooth gear-shifting under heavy pedal loads. It also gets a set of DT Swiss wheels with smooth rolling resistance tires, with improved resistance to punctures and with better performance on wet or rough terrain.

Making this model even more impressive are Magura disc-brakes. It weighs 11kgs, making it ideal for either commuting to the city for work or going on a long-distance cycle tour. It weighs 9kg with a recently developed carbon fibre monococque frame that offers high levels of bike stability and high quality damping properties.

It provides an optimum dynamic performance in various terrains, whether from an urban street or a country bridleway. Its key features include lightweight, high quality parts like a carbon fibre seat post, handlebars and stem. The Bike RS also comes with equipment typically reserved for high-level cycle racing. For instance, competitors around the world have tried and tested the 20-speed Shimano XTR derailleur gearset.

Its other features use Magura hydraulic disc-brakes and Crank Brothers wheels, boosted with the same low-rolling resistance tires that are fitted on the Porsche Bike S. Both the Porsche Bike S and Porsche Bike RS are available now, priced at £2,999 and £4,999 respectively from Porsche Centres throughout the UK.

Press Release

LIGHTWEIGHT AND HIGHLY-EFFICIENT: THE NEW PORSCHE BIKE MODELS

Using the principles of Intelligent Performance proven in its sports cars, Porsche has created the Bike S and Bike RS urban bicycle range, which combines the latest technology and highest quality materials with ‘ride anywhere’ capability.

The Porsche bike concept has been inspired by the company’s GT road-car department, responsible for creating the ultimate lightweight Porsche sports cars including the 500hp 911 GT3 RS 4.0. The high performance ethos is evident in both Porsche-designed bicycles and is particularly most apparent in the appropriately named Bike RS.

Porsche Bike S

The Porsche Bike S features a 7005 Hydroformed Aluminium frame, carbon fibre front forks and an internally-geared Shimano 11-speed Alfine hub gear system with appropriately, a double-clutch system for smooth gear-shifting under heavy pedal loads.

DT Swiss wheels with smooth rolling resistance tyres, optimised for resistance to punctures and also to assist performance on wet or rough terrain, and Magura disc-brakes complete this impressive specification.

With a total weight of 11kgs it’s the perfect companion for either a long-distance cycle tour or city-based commute to work.

Porsche Bike RS

Weighing 9kg with a newly-developed, carbon fibre monococque frame which provides high levels of bike stability and high quality damping properties, the Porsche Bike RS offers the optimum dynamic performance across a variety of terrain, from an urban street to a country bridleway. Lightweight, high quality components such as a carbon fibre seat post, handlebars and stem are key features.

Equipment usually reserved for high-level cycle racing is also part of the specification of the Bike RS, for example, the 20-speed Shimano XTR derailleur gearset is tried and tested by competitors worldwide. Other features include Magura hydraulic disc-brakes and Crank Brothers wheels, optimised with the same low-rolling resistance tyres as the Porsche Bike S.

Both the Porsche Bike S and Porsche Bike RS are available now, priced at £2,999 and £4,999 respectively from Porsche Centres throughout the UK.

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