Porsche Bike RS + Bike S

By - October 14th, 2011

No longer will the Porsche 911 Turbo be the only thing that gives you the exhilaration of speed. With the arrival of autumn colors comes the Porsche Bike RS and Porsche Bike S, two new editions to the venerable automaker’s Driver Selection line. Certainly this isn’t the first incursion into the bicycle sector by a car maker. BMW has done it, so has Audi, and Mercedes-Benz. How Porsche set its designs apart from the competitions is applying what the company knows best, performance. With just 19.8 lb., the Porsche Bike RS utilized what the company learned on the race tracks of the world, hence the designation of RS, or Rennsport for Race Sport. A frame made of carbon fiber, as well as fork, handlebar, seat post, even the Shimano made brake levers. Comes of hydraulic brakes made by Magura, the Porsche Bike RS is available as a 29-inch with sizes small, medium, or large at a cost of $7,820.

At 24.2 lb., the Porsche Bike S is the heavier edition of the two, largely because of it aluminum frame instead of a carbon fiber one. Nevertheless, its still a technical wonder. The frame itself was hydroformed and its Shimano 11-Speed Alfine with a unique belt driven system, rather than the traditional chain, ensures minimal maintenance. Like the Bike RS, the Bike S includes hydraulic braking system and retails for $4,700. Both should available now at Porsche dealerships worldwide.