If you’ve bought a bicycle lately, especially if you’re shopping for a high-end, lightweight two-wheeler, some of the prices might have given you sticker shock. In the case of the PG Bugatti fixie – a fixed single-speed bicycle – you will pay USD 40,000 (RM176,580) and PG won’t let you ride out to show-off to your buddies.
Working together with bicycle designers PG – who count Orlando Bloom, Lady Gaga, Christoph Waltz and Bryan Adams as customers – Bugatti has commissioned 667 examples of this carbon-fibre framed fixie, designed to match the Bugatti Chiron. What sets this bicycle apart is it is touted to be the lightest bicycle in the world, at below five kg.
Manufacturing of the PG Bugatti is done in Germany by Bernd Kussmaul, and the rest of the builder’s list reads like a who’s who of the European bicycle industry, including carbon wheel specialists Lightweight, component maker THM-Carbones and Schmolke Carbone. The frame of the PG Bugatti is built by Italian Formula 1 carbon-fibre experts Merelli.
“We had the vision of building the ultimate bicycle to go with the ultimate car. Ultimate in design, workmanship and performance,” says PG chief executive officer Manuel Ostner. Upon request, customers of the supercar builder can have their bicycles matched to their own Bugattis.
This extends to special paints, carbon-fibre in various colours and numerous types of leather. The caveat though, as the PG Bugatti is the “lightest special urban bike in the world”, PG’s websites states “the special bike is a piece of sports equipment which is not intended to be used on public roads.”