The Toys of Summer 2012: Porsche Bikes S and RS

  • Photo by Thomas Balzer
    The Porsche bikes feature curvilinear designs that recall the lines of the 911. Photo by Thomas Balzer

Porsche fans’ choice of transportation once was limited to sports cars, but in recent years the options expanded to include an SUV and a sedan. Now Porschephiles can pedal to their destinations. Porsche Design Driver’s Selection, a line of Porsche-branded items ranging from clothing and luggage to model cars and golf bags, has introduced the Porsche Bikes S and RS, two road bicycles. Priced at $5,000 and $9,000, respectively, the S and the RS (pictured) feature curvilinear designs that recall the lines of the 911. With a frame constructed from hydroformed aluminum and an 11-speed Shimano gear system with a trouble-free belt drive, the S (sport) is best suited for the casual rider. The RS (racing sport), on the other hand, will appeal to the more serious cyclist. It has a lighter-weight monocoque carbon-fiber frame and a 20-speed Shimano chain-gear system. Both versions are equipped with hydraulic disc brakes that quickly bring the 29-inch wheels to a stop. The bikes, which come in three sizes, can be purchased at select Porsche dealers.

 

Porsche Design Driver’s Selection, www.porsche-bike.com

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