If there is a ‘nation’ of cycling enthusiasts then surely Amsterdam must be the capital. Whoever is looking to make their mark on two wheels need search no further – the Dutch luxury sports car make Spyker has once again come up with something a little different.
Under the slogan “Inspired by Spyker, designed by Koga”, the latest two-wheeler is called the Aeroblade. The result of a joint project between the two hi-tech companies, it’s designed to reflect the values of both. So it’s sporty and comfortable and shows extensive use of the most modern materials; components such as a titanium frame, an aluminium front fork, wheel set and mudguards from aluminium glass fibre coated carbon composite, Hulshof luxury leather handle bar grips and saddle and a special version of the 14 speed Rohloff hub gear transmission.
Furthermore, optional elements can be, for instance, a choice of wheels (special Aeroblade wheels or standard), pedals and leather colours. The bike weighs a mere 12,8 kg (with conventionally-spoked wheels the bike weighs 11,5 kg). Each bike is specifically built for its new owner and individually numbered. The number will be engraved on a special plate, attached to the frame.
The design of the bike is clearly recognisable as a Spyker. The Spyker logo is imprinted on the chain cover, the saddle and the saddle bag. The design of the mudguards has been based on the form of aeroplane wheel fairings as well as the swirled aluminium dashboard of the current Spyker. The colours of Spyker’s endurance race car, the Spyker C8 Spyder GT2R are reflected in the bike’s colour combination. The frame is titanium silver, the tyres are orange. The spokes of the Koga Aeroblade wheels are reminiscent of Spyker’s Aeroblade™ wheels.
The Aeroblade bicycle costs in the region of EURO 12,500 and further information can be found at www.spykercars.com or www.koga.com.
Text: Classic Driver
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