Porsche has taken advantage of the presentation of its new electric car to announce its first electric bicycles, and as expected, they are spectacular.
Porsche unveiled the Taycan Cross Turismo, a new model that demonstrates the Stuttgart brand’s commitment to electrification.
While the original Porsche Taycan was an alternative to the Tesla Model S, the Cross Turismo model uses a family body and a suspension adapted to all terrains to achieve a very different look and performance.
This is an electric Porsche for adventure, and to confirm that, the company has also unveiled two new electric bikes that marry perfectly with the new car, though each is intended for a different type of user.
Porsche electric bicycles
These bikes have not been developed from scratch by Porsche, but are the fruit of a collaboration with specialist manufacturer Rotwild; They also use components sourced from brands such as Shimano, Magura, and Crankbrothers. What makes them special is their design and quality.
The frames of both bikes are made entirely of carbon fiber for lightness and strength, but otherwise, there are important differences.
The Porsche eBike Sport is the most expensive model, at $10,700, but also the most complete. It has a Shimano EP8 motor in conjunction with an electric gear system from the same brand, which allows it to reach 25 kilometers per hour; The high-performance brakes are from Magura, as are the suspension components. This bike promises to be very balanced, both on asphalt and dirt.
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For its part, the Porsche e-bike Cross is only designed to be used on land; Therefore, although it is cheaper, with a price of $8,500, it is also the most specialized and would not be recommended if we only want a daily bike. It is for all this, that this model has a new engine developed by Shimano, in addition to new Magura-MT Trail brakes with larger discs; The hydraulic seat has been developed by Crankbrothers. On the handlebars, we will find a color display, which will show both the speed and the distance traveled, and the autonomy that we have left.
It is inevitable to view these bikes skeptically. After all, it is a higher price than the most expensive electric motorcycles, let alone electric bicycles. However, none have the Porsche branding like these, nor these design lines; Although the components of these bikes have been designed and manufactured by third parties, Porsche has been in charge of the aesthetics.
In white or black, these models are nothing short of spectacular, and it looks like the “911 of bicycles”. Of course, not everyone will be able to afford them, but the same can be said of the accompanying Taycan Cross Turismo, which has a starting price of $90,900.