It’s no coincidence Porsche Design draws much of its inspiration from the sports cars that bear the family name. For the spring 2012 collection, the spirit of the all-new Porsche 911 has been invoked to create a pair of fast road bikes.
The lightweight (19.8 pounds) Porsche Bike RS utilizes carbon fiber extensively, including for the forks, frame, seat post and handle bars. A 20-speed Shimano gear set gets things moving, while a hydraulic disc brake system from Magura ensures responsive stopping. The RS is finished in black with Electric Blue accents.
The Porsche Bike S comes in just a few pounds heavier at 24.2 pounds, making use of hydro-formed aluminum for the frame and carbon fiber for the forks. A Shimano 11-speed Alfine internal hub gear system delivers power to the rear wheel via belt drive for silent operation. The Bike S is finished in Carrera white.
The new bikes are available at select Porsche dealerships or online at the Porsche Design website.