Audi’s new electric mountain bike is inspired by a Dakar racer

Audi has released a new electric mountain bike designed for serious off-road performance.

Developed by Italian bicycle company Fantic, the bike was inspired by Audi’s RS Q e-tron Dakar race car.

Just as Audi cars use an aluminum structure, the frame of this electric two-wheeler uses the same lightweight material.

Maximum Pedal Power

Audi Fantic electric mountain bike

A 36-volt lithium-ion battery pack is housed in the bike’s frame and powers a 250-watt motor on the rear axle.

Riders can choose from four levels electric assistThe digital display is mounted on the handlebar.

Ohlins suspension offers up to 180mm of travel, and disc brakes and off-road tires are also fitted as standard.

Audi mountain bikes will be produced in limited numbers and buyers will be able to choose from three frame sizes.Prices in the UK start from £8,499, and interested buyers can sign up now Audi website.

Expanding e-mobility

Audi Fantic electric mountain bike

Audi is the latest automaker to introduce electric mountain bikes in recent months. Porsche is updating its range of e-bikes in late 2022, including the off-road-focused eBike Cross.

Motorcycle makers Ducati and Triumph have also launched electric bikes in recent years.

“At Audi, we have always aimed to be a leader in delivering sustainable premium mobility,” said Audi UK director Andrew Doyle.

“Audi’s electric mountain bike partnership with Fantic is another great example of how we’re extending our mobility services beyond the award-winning models our customers are driving.”

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Audi’s new electric mountain bike is inspired by Dakar racers

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