It has been a while since we last wrote about Audi e-mobility products. We have no idea what was released between now and the Audi e-tron scooter but we do know Audi isn’t stopping. Audi has recently revealed that it is expanding its e-mobility products, starting with marque’s very first electric mountain bike, simply called Audi Electric Mountain Bike powered by Fantic.
Like the brand’s ultimate off-roader, the Audi RS Q e-tron Dakar racer which it drew inspiration from, the Audi Electric Mountain Bike powered by Fantic is a two-wheeled off-road beast benefiting from a Brose S-MAG 36V 250 W motor that produces up to 90 Nm (66.4 lb-ft) of torque. The pedal assist offers four levels of electric assistance: Eco, Tour, Sport, and Boost.
“Eco has been calibrated to deliver maximum efficiency and range with notable electrical assistance, while Tour brings a notable level of electrical boost. Sport has been engineered to add powerful assistance for sport cycling and the final mode, Boost, delivers the maximum level of electrical assistance for challenging, hilly routes.”
The capable motor is kept juiced by a Fantic Integra 36V, 720 Wh battery pack is concealed within the frame and marked out by eye-catching e-tron branding and decals. Speaking of the frame, it is based around an enduro frame made out of lightweight aluminum with carbon and is available in three sizes: S, M, and L.
The frame has a relaxed riding position which allows for better reaction to obstacles and terrain ahead. Unforgiving terrains are handled by 180 mm suspension travel offered by Öhlins -RXF38 M.2 29 forks and Öhlins TTX 22M T205x65 spring, paired with wide Mavic E-DEEMAX Tubeless-ready wheels and Vittoria off-road tires.
The bike is outfitted with a small digital display on the handlebars that offers an overview of key parameters such as battery charge, speed, and more.
The Audi Electric Mountain Bike Powered by Fantic is available in Europe for €8,900. Folks in the U.K. can register their interest for the £8,499 (about US$10,228) pedal-assist mountain bike HERE.
All images courtesy of Audi [UK].