Written by Jeni Bone
Photography by PG
Bugatti has teamed up with luxury bicycle manufacturer PG to create a new carbon-fibre push-bike that evokes the styling and creative drive of the 1,459 horsepower Bugatti Chiron.
Weighing less than five kilograms, it was designed to be the lightest urban-inspired bike in the world, positioned as “the ultimate special bicycle to match the ultimate car”.
It could just as easily stow aboard its equally covetable $4 million 66-foot Bugatti Niniette, built in partnership with Palmer Johnson.
Limited to 667 units and made in Regensburg, Germany, the PG Bugatti bike is 95 percent carbon fibre and boasts aero-optimised cross sections, and its German-made “carbon components are handcrafted using prepreg materials and methods otherwise found only in motor sport and the aeronautic industries in order to guarantee the lightest weight and highest rigidity possible”.
The Bugatti bikes are completed, refined and customised for each client by hand in the PG Bugatti showroom in Weinstadt, Germany. Buyers can adapt their bicycle’s style to match their Bugatti supercar with special paints, carbon in various colours and their choice of the finest leathers.
PG’s CEO Manuel Ostner said “We had the vision of building the ultimate bicycle to go with the ultimate car; ultimate in design, workmanship and performance.
“That is why we are very happy that Bugatti supports this vision, and we are proud to be able to use the name of this extraordinary brand for our product.”
Achim Anscheidt, director of design at Bugatti, says: “We liked PG’s idea of building a bicycle in the spirit of our company founder, Ettore Bugatti, who also designed a bike.
“The goal of developing a high-tech product using the newest and finest materials for lightweight construction which, on top of that, was to bear our brand, convinced us to develop the bike’s design together with PG and to suggest formal ideas.”
The previous PG Bugatti collaboration retailed for around US$39,000 and was made with carbon, titanium and aluminium.