Evoque on Two Wheels
Unusually, Land Rover unveiled a two-wheeler at Geneva earlier this month. The Evoque bike was created by the Land Rover design team to offer “clean, cool and utterly contemporary” pedal power on the road.
The bike’s carbonfibre monocoque frame is crafted by Karbona, while the oversized carbonfibre handlebar stem and aerospace alloy handlebars are engineered to cope with the high torque developed by “top-class sports cyclists”. To save weight and keep the design clean, the seat tube section is integrated into the frame, plus there are colour-matched steering components and Range Rover and Evoque branding graphics. The transmission is a 20-gear Shimano Ultegra system.
Gerry McGovern, Land Rover’s design director, is a keen cyclist himself. “I wanted to create the ultimate accessory for the Range Rover Evoque,” he said, “and what could be more perfect than an utterly contemporary, beautifully designed, bespoke Evoque bike?”
Text: Charis Whitcombe
Photos: Land Rover
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