Audi electric mountain bike revealed in surprise announcement
Audi has announced an electric mountain bike powered by Fantic in the UK. The bicycle’s design was inspired by the RS Q e-tron, an off-roader that took part in the Dakar Rally. The e-MTB is powered by a 250 W 36 V Brose S-MAG motor, delivering up to 90 Nm of torque. You can choose from five power levels, from no assistance to BOOST, for powerful support that could help you tackle steeper inclines.
A Brose remote thrust-assisted selection unit has a built-in display which shows your assistance mode, speed and battery charge level. The Audi e-bike has a 720 Wh 36 V Fantic Integra battery pack mounted to its lightweight aluminum frame. With an Öhlins full suspension system with 180 mm of travel, the electric bicycle is suitable for various terrains. The bike is also fitted with off-road tires: Vittoria E-MAZZA 29“ x 2.6 at the front and Vittoria E-MARTELLO 27.5“ x 2.8 at the rear.
Other components include Sram GX Eagle 12 V rear derailleur, shift levers, and Braking IN.CA.S disc brakes. A limited number of units of the Audi electric mountain bike powered by Fantic will be available in the UK in three sizes, starting from £8,499 (~US$10,284). You can register your interest at Audi Genuine Accessories.