Pininfarina presents Fuoriserie Bike, a fusion of the Pininfarina original design and the Italian manufacturer 43 Milano experience and craftsmanship
The Italian car design firm and coachbuilder Pininfarina has collaborated with a bespoke bicycle company 43 Milano in giving the world its elegant, custom-made Fuoriserie Bike. The professional team at Pininfarina, best known for the frequent collaborations with the Italian auto maker Ferrari, is proving that they can also design pedal powered machines. The Fuoriserie is limited to just 30 units worldwide and starts at about $7,500, but can set you back as much as $11,300 (if you’d like electric motor assist).
Tailor-made cars of the 1930s and 40s, served as the inspiration to create a bicycle that celebrates a combination of modern and classical materials. The frame is made of tubes in chromed steel with handmade welds and then topped in sections by a warm walnut briar-root coating. The handlebars and seat are dressed with The Bridge leather referring to the interlaced leather used in the interiors of the Lancia Astura Bocca, a model designed by Pininfarina in 1936.
Pininfarina’s Bike+ booster system, which aims at optimising the hard-working cyclist’s energy using a miniaturised electric engine, allows even the most relaxed rider to cover longer distances without the need to step into the California T quite as often. The Fuoriserie bike also incorporates several technological features such as a miniaturised electric engine, LED lighting, and a “connect the plug system” to recharge mobile phones via the dynamo. Panaracer Ribmo 28-inch racing tyres reinforced with Kevlar anti-puncture material insure the smooth ride while the Campagnolo Veloce brake calipers serve well for the sudden stop.