Rotwild R.S2 Beast of the Green Hell racing bike pays tribute to Mercedes-AMG GT R

Article by Christian A., on November 15, 2017

When Mercedes-AMG created the new Mercedes-AMG GT R, Mercedes-Benz’s high-performance brand had the racetrack in mind. Since most of the development time of the AMG GT R was spent in the "Green Hell" of the Nurburgring, the AMG GT R earned the nickname the “Beast of the Green Hell.” Now, that mindset is translated from four wheels into two wheels, resulting to the creation of the ROTWILD R.S2 Limited-Edition Beast of the Green Hell.

As its name indicates, the ROTWILD R.S2 Limited-Edition "Beast of the Green Hell" is a special-edition hand-built racing bike that takes heavy inspiration from the AMG GT R. While the development of the AMG GT R was underpinned by AMG’s vast experience in AMG GT3 customer sport and in the German Touring Car Masters, that of the ROTWILD R.S2 Limited-Edition "Beast of the Green Hell" is cored on driving dynamics, design, comfort and lightweight construction.

Just like the AMG GT R, the ROTWILD R.S2 Limited-Edition "Beast of the Green Hell" racing bike employs a number of state-of-the-art technology. While the AMG GT R employs intelligent lightweight construction incorporating aluminum and carbon with specific reinforcements in the body shell, the hand-built frame of the special edition bike takes on "Carbon Module Monocoque Technology" (MMT2) as well as "High Modulus" and "High Tenacity" fibresto. This allowed the bike frame to offer high levels of rigidity with ideal damping properties while weighing as low as possible.

The ROTWILD R.S2 Limited-Edition "Beast of the Green Hell" racing bike rides on 29-inch Crankbrothers Cobalt 11 carbon wheels with twin-pair spoke design that help ensure the rims’ rigidity. The special edition racing bike also features a specially shaped seat, SHIMANO disk brakes as well as SHIMANO drivetrain and shifting technology. The ROTWILD R.S2 Limited-Edition "Beast of the Green Hell" racing bike also features direct steering, a sporty seating position as well as high directional stability.

A special racing bike like this usually commands a high price. In fact, the ROTWILD R.S2 Limited-Edition "Beast of the Green Hell" racing bike is being sold for EUR7,109. The pricing may sound ridiculous but even this price tag pays tribute to the AMG GT R. As people may remember, the AMG GT R managed to complete the 22.8-km long Nordschleife circuit – the so-called Green Hell -- of the Nurburgring in just seven minutes and 10.9 seconds,

To note, the ROTWILD R.S2 Limited-Edition "Beast of the Green Hell" is the third bike model jointly presented by Mercedes-AMG and ROTWILD. The first one – the R.X45 AMG carbon-fiber mountain bike – was launched in 2013 while the second model (ROTWILD GT S inspired by AMG mountain bike) was introduced in 2015. Only 50 examples of the ROTWILD R.S2 Limited-Edition "Beast of the Green Hell" will be sold, as part of AMG’s 50th anniversary celebration this year.

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The new ROTWILD racing bike R.S2 Limited-Edition

For fans of driving dynamics at the highest level, the "Beast of the Green Hell" is now also available as a racing bike. The new ROTWILD R.S2 Limited-Edition "Beast of the Green Hell" combines the best of the racing world on four and on two wheels: driving dynamics, lightweight construction, design, and comfort. The special model is limited to 50 bikes on the occasion of this year's AMG company anniversary and offers high-performance materials as well as unique features and a clear design idiom.

The hand-built racing bike is an homage to the Mercedes-AMG GT R (combined fuel consumption: 11.4 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 259 g/km) and is available for order exclusively from the ROTWILD sales department for 7109 euros[1]. The price is a reminiscence of the lap time set by the Mercedes‑AMG GT R on the legendary Nordschleife circuit of the Nürburgring. The street-legal sports car completed the 22.8 kilometres of the 'Green Hell' in a time of 7.10.9 minutes.

Hi-tech on two wheels

The new ROTWILD racing bike R.S2 Limited-Edition "Beast of the Green Hell" impresses in every aspect with state-of-the-art technology. The hand-built frame features "Carbon Module Monocoque Technology" (MMT2) and "High Modulus" and "High Tenacity" fibresto provide outstanding rigidity and a significant reduction in weight. The result is a light frame with optimal rigidity and ideal damping properties. Specially shaped seat stays significantly improve the damping comfort especially on long rides. The 29‑inch Crankbrothers Cobalt 11 carbon wheels enable strong acceleration and improved braking deceleration. The unique design of the wheels keeps the rotating masses as low as possible and shifts the weight closer to the wheel centre. The twin-pair spoke design ensures the lateral rigidity of the wheels. All other components of the racing bike such as the SHIMANO disk brakes or the SHIMANO drivetrain and shifting technology also meet the highest standards of bicycle racing. The bike offers its rider direct steering with a sporty seating position, good propulsion and high directional stability even during fast descents. The ROTWILD R.S2 Limited-Edition "Beast of the Green Hell" is the perfect piece of sports equipment for bicycle enthusiasts who are looking for something extraordinary and love challenges.

The homage to the Mercedes-AMG GT R is already the third bicycle model jointly presented by Mercedes-AMG and ROTWILD. The full-suspension R.X45 AMG carbon-fibre mountain bike entered the market in 2013. In 2015, the ROTWILD GT S inspired by AMG followed, a mountain bike for the toughest off-road tracks.

Source: Mercedes-Benz

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