Some bike manufacturers are fond of calling their products “the Ferrari of bicycles,” but only one new bike can wear the title without a shred of hyperbole. The Bianchi for Scuderia Ferrari is a tony two-wheeler created in partnership between the iconic motorsports team and 125-year-old Italian bike manufacturer Bianchi.
The high-performance bike launched late last month at Eurobike—the world’s largest cycling show—in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Built to appeal to cyclists and motorsports enthusiasts alike, the collaborative creation of carbon-fiber and aerodynamic architecture is more than just a showpiece; it’s equipped to meet the demands of diehard cyclists and triathletes.
The Bianchi for Scuderia Ferrari is available in two styles: the SF01 road model and the Triathlon Concept. The lighter of the two designs—its frame weighs just 1.7 pounds—the SF01 is derived from Bianchi’s Specialissima bike. The F1-inspired cycle is equipped with a saddle made from 3k carbon fiber, the same material used to construct Scuderia Ferrari’s F1 race-car seats. Rounding out the package are Italian Fulcrum wheels built with a special rubber compound for efficiency and puncture resistance for all riding conditions.
Designed with the competitive cyclist in mind, the Triathlon Concept boasts a premium integrated disc-brake system and utilizes a proprietary vibration-canceling technology—claimed to eliminate 80 percent of all vibrations—that helps make long-distance treks a breeze. To make the bike as aerodynamic as possible, Bianchi’s engineers drew inspiration from the lines and solutions used by the Ferrari team for their Formula 1 race cars.
Both models are hand-painted with detailed graphics and are available in either Rosso Corsa red or Nero Setoso black (Scuderia Ferrari’s signature colors). The stylish speed demons are both priced at $18,000 and can be ordered through Bianchi’s website or by calling 510.264.1001. First deliveries are expected to roll out in November and December.