McLaren have done it, Porsche have their own, heck even Ferrari’s Pininfarina design studio have made one. The trend of transferring supercar secrets into the two-wheeled pedal power segment is nothing new to car manufacturers. What is new however is the arrival of a new player – Audi. The German carmaker recently unveiled their very first sport race bike at Geneva and if the initial images are anything to go by, it’s going to go as fast as it looks.
The wheels and main frame are constructed of lightweight T1000 carbon fibre to keep the overall weight to a minimal. What is T1000 carbon fibre you say? It’s the same stuff Audi used to craft their R8 e-tron Quattro’s cockpit. The bike’s saddle is finished in fine nappa leather whilst the weight of the bike itself clocks in at 5.8 kg.
If you’re interested, the bike retails for a bargain price at $18,400 USD* with a limited run of 50 units.
*Bargain in comparison to an Audi R8.