FrontRunners: BMW's Bike

  • Jessica Taylor

The Q8.R, the fastest BMW without an engine, has arrived. In the spirit of high-performance racing, BMW (888. 269.6654, www.bmw-online.com) debuts its ultimate racing cycle—with a price starting at $3,995 —in colors echoing the original white and blue paint scheme of the BMW-Williams’ Formula 1 car, driven by Juan-Pablos Montoya and Ralf Shumacher.

Designed for competitive bicycle racing, this 18-speed, ultralightweight aluminum tubular frame racing bike weighs only 17 pounds and accommodates your specific body type for a precise fit. The highly durable front fork system, comprised of hardwearing aerospace materials such as carbon fiber, absorbs shock off the road and makes for an incredibly smooth ride.

Photo by Scott Williamson/ www.photodesignstudios.com; Automobile courtesy Boulevard Motorcar Company
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