The world's best tech bike?
A snip at just £20,000
Some might think £20,000 is rather a lot to spend on a push bike, but what if we told you it’s been reportedly dubbed one of the world’s most advanced bikes and that it features a host of electronic gizmos?
Beru f1 Systems' Factor 001: has an on-board computer and GPS
Image courtesy of Gizmag
Although the Factor 001’s specifications are still somewhat sketchy, it’s known that the two-wheeler has a "multi-channel electronics package" on board to provide its rider with a host of body and cycling statistics, including ergonomic, biometric and environmental data.
The bike’s also said to be set-up for GPS tracking, so everyone from the paramedics to the bank manager that approved your bike bank loan will know where to find you should you slip off of the road or default on repayments.
Oh, and your £20,000 ($27,677/€21,821) will also get you a made-to-measure frame constructed from Formula One-grade materials and a set of carbon ceramic brakes.
The Factor 001 bike is made by Beru f1 Systems and will be officially unveiled at London’s Science Museum later this week. ®
but it's got "analogue" gears. tsk. how quaint, how 2008.
"ergonomic, biometric and environmental data."
you're not trying hard enough.
:) and it's ugly.
Paris. er something about riding.
It's not designed for a fat Dilbert arse. In its riding position, it'll support the sitbones without fouling the free movement of thighs built like angry, knotted trees.
Fugly machine, though, really really fugly.
Lol! If you knew anything about cycling you'd understand.
There are much better bikes for a fraction of the price though. The whole thing just screams gimmick. In fact no, the whole thing just screams, full stop.
PS: Where's the iThing dock?
That saddle doesn't look particularly ergonomic to me.