Helmed by former Lotus CEO Dany Bahar and based mostly in sports activities automobile capital Modena, Italy, Ares Design has develop into finest recognized for wild four-wheel creations optimized for highway, observe and path. That does not imply it does not know its means round two wheels, although. Partnering up with electrical bicycle maker HPS, Ares presents a limited-edition ebike that weighs beneath 20 kilos and appears like a trendy, non-electric highway bike whereas churning out as much as 200 watts of pedal-boosting energy. It might be your ticket to experience like a Tour winner whereas trying such as you belong on the quilt of a handcrafted bicycle journal … although at $22,000, that is an costly ticket.
Ares makes up for its lack of bicycle expertise by properly partnering with an organization that lately launched one of the cutting-edge and light-weight electrical race bikes in the marketplace, the Domestique. In actual fact, whereas Ares says it contributed to the design of the Tremendous Legerra body, its new particular version appears very very similar to a custom-dressed Domestique.
The place Ares has clearly achieved some critical work is within the retro-inspired styling that makes the Tremendous Legerra a real metropolis magnificence. There is not any name for one in every of Ares’ automotive physique kits, however the hand-crafted leather-based elements and cream-colored paint give the Tremendous Legerra a clear, understated look fairly in contrast to the intense, flashy two-tone schemes HPS provides. We’re undecided it instructions a €7,000 premium, but it surely actually appears good.
Very like the unique HPS Domestique, the Tremendous Legerra provides little visible indication it is an ebike. HPS squeezes its modern, compact Watt Help Professional electrical drive into the body tubes and backside bracket so there is not any seen hub motor or mid-motor bulge. The battery wears a water-bottle disguise and sits snugly within the custom-designed bottle cage. Ares guarantees that the Tremendous Legerra does not even really feel like an ebike with the ability switched off, because the neatly built-in motor drive permits for a light-weight, balanced experience.
Ares will provide simply 24 Tremendous Leggera fashions, inviting patrons to be a part of the one-off customization program. Every bike will value a cool €18,950 (approx. US$22,000), a giant leap over high the €12,000 ($13,900) worth of the Domestique.
The Tremendous Leggera represents the beginning of a higher collaboration between Ares and HPS, and the businesses plan to introduce a extra fashionable top-end electric-assist highway bicycle and a high-end metropolis ebike in coming months. It seems like these, too, might be aimed on the few, the rich and the useless.
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