Aston Martin’s certainly isn’t shy about its latest ride.
The British marque claims the new .1R is the most bespoke, most advanced, and most engineered road bike ever created. Journalistic hyperbole aside, there’s no denying this is one impressive two-wheeler.
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The newcomer was created in partnership with J.Laverack. The British outfit specializes in building titanium bikes to riders’ exact specifications. Customization is also a key component of the new design. In fact, each owner will be invited to Aston Martin’s headquarters in Gaydon to fine-tune their .1R.
The bike is strikingly simple, with the clean, sleek lines of Aston Martin’s four-wheelers. It was developed with input from the marque’s automotive designers, after all. It showcases a “visually boltless” frame, with 3-D-printed aluminum lugs seamlessly integrated into sculpted carbon-fiber tubes. The four-caliper brakes have also been cleverly incorporated into the frame. As such, there is not a single exposed cable or hose visible on the whole bike.
The carbon is covered with an intricate herringboned weave that provides a nice contrast to the rest of the smoothness. You can select the frame of the carbon or leave it bare. In addition, you’ll determine the hue of everything from the saddle to the tubes to the forks. You can even match the palette and trim to your Aston Martin car if you wish. (Head to the online configurator to see what’s possible.) The bike and its parts will be numbered, naturally. Oh, and it comes with a case (aluminum or carbon) and a matching pump.
“The .1R is essentially a titanium hypercar on two wheels,” Marek Reichman, executive vice president and chief creative officer at Aston Martin, said in a statement. “The simple, clever genius is how we’ve fused the engineering advancements throughout the bike with a purity of performance design to deliver a viscerally exhilarating riding experience.”
Aston Martin says it takes over one thousand hours to create each .1R. As for the price, it is available only “on application,” of course.
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