And you thought the Mercedes Benz bicycle worth Rs. 3 lakh was expensive? Well here a bicycle that costs more than ten times of that – at a whooping 59,500 Euros (approximately Rs. 38-lakh at the current exchange rates). What’s so special you ask? Well, this bicycle / e-bike hybrid is built with some exotic materials creating a combination of carbonfibre and leather that can travel at 100 km/h if you like!
Cruise at 20-30km/h and the Blacktrail can give you a range of 160-200kms. And should you run out of juice after that, you can pedal your way to glory. The bike is constructed using lightweight carbonfibre and gets leather garnish for the battery pack, seat and handlebar grips. The bike incorporates a 48V/17Ah battery pack which is the same weight as the rest of the bike. As we mentioned, the bike costs a whooping 38-lakh rupees. But if you need more reasons to spend some extra bucks, then you can chuck the stock wheels for carbonfibre hoops at ‘just’ Rs. 7.5-lakh more! If you come across anyone who owns one of these and intends to buy one our of the limited 667 production run, do let us know, we’ll be more than happy to kidnap him/her. The only one we know as of now, is Jay Leno.
Here are a couple of videos of the Blacktrail: