The manufacturer has said that the bikes have been designed for “customers who want ultimate performance on the road, with a bike that can quickly reach the maximum speed allowed by current regulations.”
Lamborghini is venturing again into the bicycle business collaborating with Italtechnology for e-bikes with the raging bull branding. On at least a couple of occasions, Lamborghini has collaborated with bicycle manufacturers to create high-end racing bikes. Now, the automaker has teamed up with the Italian company to produce a line of Lamborghini-branded e-bikes.
The announcement was made at the Lamborghini museum in SantAgata Bolognese. The E-Bikes by Italtechnology for Automobili Lamborghini currently consist of two models – a mountain bike and a road bike (pictured here are only the mountain bike). This is, in fact, not the first time Lamborghini has teamed up with bicycle manufacturers to build high-end race bikes.
The electric bicycles, being a product with Lamborghini name and logo, can be customized through the Ad Personam program – which means you can order your electric bicycle in the same colour as a Lamborghini Huracan Performante or others reserved for Lamborghini cars.
Both models, Lamborghini mountain e-bike and road e-bike, feature eight speeds and an anti-theft PIN that locks the rear hub to prevent pedaling. The rear wheel is designed to be removed in five seconds to facilitate transport, and the lithium-ion battery is integrated into the frame. Battery life in Eco mode of the Lamborghini e-bikes, according to the manufacturer, will be around 145 kilometers.
Their bikes are designed and made in Italy and are the only ones that house the electric motor in an automobile racing-styled gearbox. A convenient button on the handlebar allows the rider to switch between gears, which are quick and highly responsive. What’s excellent about this feature is that the gearbox can be shifted, even under the duress of full loads. It’s so smooth that one can hardly tell when the gear is shifted.
The great looks are intended to extend the premium feel, something that Lamborghini has maintained across all their products. The seat bears an indented Lamborghini logo and being a limited batch, you can have a personalized tag with your name engraved in it. It comes in all the renowned Lamborghini colors and has a useful ‘Ad Personam’ program that helps you pick from your preferred options. Since all the bikes sport the legendary Lamborghini car colours, there’s no double-guessing on how cool they look.
The intelligent design ensures that the center of mass is around the middle of the bike. Riders can access information like gear selection, speed details, battery charge, as well as trip details over a 3.5-inch display on the handlebar. The bikes are easy to ride and kind to your knees, especially if you’re going the distance or on a tedious daily work commute.
If you’re new to the world of electric bikes, you would have to bid adieu to derailleur and sprockets and immerse yourself in a less cumbersome riding experience. The bike is available in off-road (CROSSER) and road-bike (SPORTER) configurations. CROSSER sports a front shock and offers better ground clearance like its MTB ancestors. The bike is durable and great to ride in unfair weather since all the electronics are safely concealed away in the water-proof mono arm. The wheels can be easily changed and exchanged with the optional ones, making it easy to switch from an MTB to a road bike tire quickly – every cyclist’s fantasy come true.
The bikes have ‘assist modes’ to help riders select the resistance they need. There are four modes that can be selected. You can turn the modes off if you choose to walk with your bike. The bikes leverage US regulations well and make use of the 500-Watt charging abilities, as well as the 20mph, assisted speed. The battery takes around five hours to charge from 0-100%. The charger of the bike is usable in both, the US and Europe. Depending on the terrain and weather, you can enjoy up to 60 miles per charge of the E-Bike. Factors such as riding style and tire pressure are instrumental in deciding this distance as well.
The bikes are secure as well. It can be locked in neutral and can be unlocked with the help of a 4-digit PIN entered on the display. The rear wheel and battery can be removed and secured using a physical key. The Lamborghini E-Bike doesn’t require you to own a license to drive it around as it is classified as a class one e-bike. Since it costs $18,000, shipping and assembly are part of the package. It’s a fantastic buy for cyclists who could use a little help on the pedal, especially when dealing with sharp inclines and fatigue. Both e-bikes were reportedly conceived, designed and built entirely in Italy, are the result of over five years of research, and feature four international patents. Lamborghini’s business I diversified – from farm tractors to 2+2 land missiles to the soon-to-debut Aventador SVJ, they’ve done it all. And now, a go at green mobility, a nice blend of contrasts.