Aston Martin has just the product for those of us who can’t afford one of its four-wheeled models. The company has developed a £25,000 race bike based on the £1.2 million One-77 hypercar.
As one might expect, the bike has a carbon fibre frame light enough to pick up with your pinky finger. It’s tailored exactly to each buyer’s individual measurements so no two bikes will be the same — unless, of course, two identical twins end up buying a set.
Thanks to the properties of carbon, the twin-vane composite frame is incredibly rigid but can absorb bumps better than some steel and aluminium counterparts. Braking is taken care of with hydraulic disc brakes and yet more carbon fibre is used for the 8-spoke wheels to save even more pounds.
Eagle-eyed readers with an interest in pushbikes may recognise the design, and rightly so. Minus a few Aston Martin embellishments like the handlebars, saddle and custom paintjob, the One-77 cycle is basically a branded version of the £23,000 Factor 001 racer. This means it shares the same rider monitoring technology that helps improve your riding ability.
Why an extra £4,000, then? Because of the badge, obviously. Also, like the One-77, only 77 exampls will be made. Whether that makes it a better bicycle than your average Halfords Apollo, or a cool as a black Aston Martin DB9, we’ll let you decide.