Good days were meant for you to take your Porsche 911 through some winding mountain roads and enjoy the scenery. But on a great day, you may want to go where sports cars can’t travel and venture through the wooded trails of the summits. For this, Porsche has created the Bike RX, Bike RS and Bike, all of which offer the off-road biking enthusiast a high-end carbon frame, Shimano Alfine 20-speed gear assembly/ Shimano 8-speed hub gear assembly and 27.5-inch wheels.
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The bikes are equipped with only the best systems such as a DT Swiss air-suspension and hydraulic disc brakes, both built by Magura, a German brake specialist. These systems give the bikes a dynamic blend of control and performance. Just like their cars and SUV’s, Porsche proves that they can engineer perfection into just about any vehicle on or off the roads, whether it has four wheels or only two.
Two wheels and still a genuine Porsche
Stuttgart. Porsche is synonymous with sportiness, performance and driving pleasure – attributes that apply on two wheels as well as four: Porsche is expanding its Driver’s Selection range to include new bikes, available from March 2014. The Porsche Bike RX, Porsche Bike RS and Porsche Bike impress through their use of innovative materials, and deliver a sporty ride both on the road and off it. The design is typically Porsche: The frames of the new bikes are reminiscent of the silhouette cut by the sportscars produced in Zuffenhausen.
Featuring a 20-speed gear assembly supplied by Shimano and 27.5 inch wheels, the new Bike RX is the ideal partner for off-road routes. The mountain bike’s high-end carbon frame blends stability with a low weight and outstanding damping properties, guaranteeing boundless riding pleasure in the great outdoors. A DT Swiss air-suspension fork and hydraulic disc brakes supplied by German brake specialist Magura ensure optimum control for every manoeuvre and on all terrain.
The Bike RS also features a high-end frame, with ergonomic components made from carbon, bringing the sport bike’s overall weight to just nine kilograms. A 20-speed gear assembly makes the bike ideal for particularly sporty rides through vibrant urban settings or on extended trips. What’s more, the XTR equipment provided by Shimano and the ultra-lightweight brakes supplied by Magura ensure complete exclusivity on the road, even without an eight-cylinder engine.
The Porsche Bike, in turn, features a Shimano Alfine 8-speed hub gear assembly, which permits the eight gears to be shifted with ease. A low-wear geared belt drive transfers the power to the wheels without making a sound, while the MT26 disc brakes provided by Magura ensure optimum safety – making the Porsche Bike the ideal companion when navigating through the urban jungle.
Another outstanding feature of the Porsche Bikes is the anti-theft label, applied as standard under the paint on the frame. The label contains a unique code and is intended to deter thieves. Should a theft nevertheless occur, this code can then be used online to report the bike as stolen. Registered bikes can ultimately be checked by anyone – online and while on the move – simply by using an iPhone app and QR code, making it considerably more difficult to sell on stolen bikes.
The Porsche Bikes will launch on the global markets in three sizes (S, M and L) from March 2014.
Details of these and other products in the Porsche Driver’s Selection range can be found in Porsche Centres around the world and online at www.porsche.com/shop. Not all products are universally available.
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