Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby damhooligan » Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:42 pm

well, if we wanna go for expensive, we have to include 'spyker'
An exlusive dutch car brand, teamed ug with 'koga', to make the aeroblade...

price, only 12,540 USD/10.500 euro

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby find_bruce » Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:30 pm

find_bruce wrote:Have a look at this thread viewtopic.php?f=12&t=33227 - there are mobs of them trying to be cool. Even kids BMWs

damhooligan wrote:and that thread has no typo's in the title.. :lol:

Dont underestemate car 'mamnufacturers', they know money can be made with bicycles.
Not directly by selling them, but by improving their 'image' by making people think they care about the enviroment..
And also by product branding, the more products out there with their name, the better for them, and it works.. :?

Ok I'll bite - how does that hideous contraption improve anyone's image? On second thoughts it's probably no more ugly than the interior of a Spyker.
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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby damhooligan » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:20 am

find_bruce wrote:Ok I'll bite - how does that hideous contraption improve anyone's image? On second thoughts it's probably no more ugly than the interior of a Spyker.


It is ugly, for sure.. :wink:
But if a dutch car brand is making bicycles, knowing that in the netherlands the bikes are king,
it wil improve their reputation, strange but true.. :D
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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby il padrone » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:46 am

damhooligan wrote:well, if we wanna go for expensive, we have to include 'spyker'
An exlusive dutch car brand, teamed ug with 'koga', to make the aeroblade...

price, only 12,540 USD/10.500 euro

Surely all the carbonistas out there would love that one? Right price bracket too.

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Postby DaveOZ » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:53 am

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Chris Boardman even won a gold medal on this Lotus 20 years ago.

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Postby JV911 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:27 pm

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Postby CommuRider » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:31 pm

Surely they can give me some gold pedals for that price

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Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby gassyndrome » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:18 pm

Are they Mavics or Lightweight or something? Bloody love the orange suede handlebar tape.

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Postby Mulger bill » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:41 pm

60mm Mavic Cosmic aero rims


Does nothing for me in exactly that same way the the standard Impec with red lugs doesn't.
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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby g-boaf » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:15 am

While I like Lamborghini, I prefer that anything carrying the name and badge has 12 cylinders, at least 6 litres and no less than 600hp. And is preferably rear-wheel-driven.

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby Bentnose » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:23 am

g-boaf wrote:While I like Lamborghini, I prefer that anything carrying the name and badge has 12 cylinders, at least 6 litres and no less than 600hp. And is preferably rear-wheel-driven.

Lamborghini's are generally four wheel drive, or am I just being a smart A!
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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:02 pm

If I was gonna get a Lamborghini...
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Postby __PG__ » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:08 pm

DaveOZ wrote:Image

Chris Boardman even won a gold medal on this Lotus 20 years ago.


I wish some Chinese make would start making copies of that frame that would fit a 20-speed groupset.
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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby JV911 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:21 am

damhooligan wrote:well, if we wanna go for expensive, we have to include 'spyker'
An exlusive dutch car brand, teamed ug with 'koga', to make the aeroblade...


what the heck is that? it looks like it should have a horse pulling it :shock:
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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby Laidlaym » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:58 am

Mulger bill wrote:If I was gonna get a Lamborghini...
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Agreed, Miura (the first super car) or nothing for me, most likely nothing.

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BMC Impec Lamborghini

Postby AUbicycles » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:42 pm

BMC have just announced this €20,000 bike with the Impec frame - Airbrush finish and handmade seat.
Uses Shimano Di2, Exclusive high profile rims which I understand means custom and there will only be 30 release.
I am guessing these will all end up in showrooms and into collections... but wonder if any lamborhini owners will fit roofracks on their cars, can hardly expect this to fit in the boot.

Well, I like it and should one end up on my door step would seriously have to consider the kit I would choose to ride this.

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Re: BMC Impec Lamborghini

Postby JV911 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:52 pm

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby AUbicycles » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:06 pm

Whoops... thanks for that, I have merged this post into the 'expensive carmakers' thread.

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby g-boaf » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:55 pm

Wonder if there is a way to fit that to the top of your Diablo GTR?

AUBicycles: The LM002 will fit it easily:

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Carry your carbon-fibre roadie in the back of that. It might give angry motorists (you know, the type that are "bikes don't belong on roads") some reason to consider their thoughts.

I'd reckon some Lambo owners will buy these bikes - some of them are pretty passionate about the brand and the history, particularly those with collections, eg, Miura, Countach, Diablo etc. You wouldn't use it though - too much of a collectors piece.

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby rokwiz » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:29 pm

Wasn't the original 90's Mercedes bike a U.S made AMP research MTb bike, even had the unique AMP front pantagraph suspension fork.
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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby CommuRider » Mon May 14, 2012 4:42 pm

Audi's pedelec - the question is ...how much?

http://smh.drive.com.au/motor-news/audi ... 1ymhq.html
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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby PA » Mon May 14, 2012 5:04 pm

Lamborghini's make great bike carriers.

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Postby Aushiker » Tue May 15, 2012 2:27 pm

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby g-boaf » Tue May 15, 2012 2:39 pm

PA wrote:Lamborghini's make great bike carriers.

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Hope there is no flaring from the exhausts on the overrun, or that Cervelo is going to be the hottest ticket in town. :lol:

That Audi might be the latest thing for the Wörthersee Tour - but I doubt it'll convert the patrons. They'll prefer a W16 engined A3 or something like that. Doesn't interest me.

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby find_bruce » Wed May 16, 2012 5:20 pm

CommuRider wrote:Audi's pedelec - the question is ...how much?
http://smh.drive.com.au/motor-news/audi ... 1ymhq.html

To buy or to register ? 2,300W motor, top speed on elctric only 50km/h - IIRC the debate in Oz is whether we go from 200w to the eurpoean 250W with a 24km/h speed limiter.

Only way to ride it in Oz will be on private land or if you register it as a motorbike
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