In keeping with other premium, European automobile manufacturers, Alfa Romeo has commissioned their own special edition bicycle to celebrate the design of it’s 4C road car.
While the bikes bear the namesake of the auto maker, they’re actually produced by the Italian company, Compagnia Ducale. Their collaboration has produced both a road version, as well as an MTB one.
The bikes fall under the project tittle of, The Innovative Frame Design (or IFD). The design of the frames involve a unique carbon structure, wherein C shaped carbon rails taken from the design of the 4c’s frame itself, and are used in conjunction with HM40 T700 carbon tubes and steel tie rods from optimizing “structural strong points” of the frame, and to reinforce and hold it together.
According to Alfa Romeo, the bikes are made in Italy, and will retail between $4,700 – $12,000, depending on the "build kit".
Sophisticated Design, lightness, innovative frame.
These key words distinguish the project “IFD 4C Bicycle” designed by Centro Stile Alfa Romeo and Compagnia Ducale. We have coined the term IFD to highlight the hard work of research to lighten the frame to the utmost. The style of Alfa Romeo 4C inspired the dynamic and fluent lines of the frame that reveal a stylized “4”. The section of the frame recalls the letter “C” and introduces a world premiere carbon fibre semi-tube section, the same as the frame of Alfa Romeo 4C. The profiles of the elements run fast towards the junctions of the handlebar, of the bottom bracket and of the saddle creating structural strong points connected by steel tie rods, exalting the frame building technique. Sporty, light, innovative, a perfect union with Alfa Romeo 4C. Perfect combination of passion and future to emphasize strong emotions. Alfa Romeo 4C Bicycle features unsuspected inwardness. At first glance, the most intimate folds reveal a depth that only few can admire. Style and technological innovation icon. Completely made in Italy by craftsmen in limited edition. Alfa Romeo 4C Bicycle is dedicated to those who love unique, exclusive objects.
p.s. Afa Romeo also has a couple of higher end bikes that pay tribute to it’s flagship 8C "exotic’.
You must be logged in to post a comment.