Porsche is selling two new e-bikes and they cost exactly what you'd expect
The 'Porsche Tax' even applies to its bicycles
Alongside the arrival of Porsche's latest Taycan Cross Turismo, saw the launch of its two latest e-bikes and they cost as much as you'd expect a Porsche product to cost.
The two new models are names the Porsche eBike Sport and the Porsche eBike Cross and both feature dual-suspension carbon fibre frames. Porsche claims the frame design follows an “organic shape inspired by the lines of the Porsche Taycan.”
Power is provided through Shimano’s latest mid-drive electric motor system, the Shimano EP8. This weighs just 2.6 kg (5.7 lb) and is a magnesium-cased motor which produces up to 85 Nm of torque.
The Porsche eBike Sport (which is the roadbike version) features an electronic shifting Shimano transmission paired to high-end Magura MT hydraulic disc brakes, making you brake as if you're driving a 911.
Magura also supplies the front fork, while Fox deal with the rear absorber. At the front, the bikes are fitted with Supernova M99 high-spec LED lights, an aerodynamic seat post, and Continental’s SpeedKing tyres for a smooth ride.
As for the off-road-focussed Porsche eBike Cross, this features similar parts. Except, its Magura MT trail brakes grip larger discs to produce less heat under hard braking. It also comes with the mechanical Shimano XT 12-fold shifting system giving it immediate shifting.
The Porsche eBike Cross also gets a hydraulic Crankbrothers dropper post in order to easily adjust the seat height while on the move.
Both versions of this bike have a top speed of 15mph (25 km/h) under pedal assist, which is the legal limit for these types of electric bicycles across Europe.
So, now for the price. The Porsche eBike Sport will be priced at €9,007 (£7,743), while the Porsche eBike Cross is slightly less at €7,196 (£7,196).
They will be available later this spring and will be offered in three different frame sizes at Porsche dealerships and select specialist bicycle outlets across the globe. Plus, you can whack a couple on the back of your £140,000 Taycan Cross Turismo for the ultimate family adventure.