The Audi Bike is a study of a modern urban bicycle inspired by the Audi brand’s design philosophy and featuring three variants: a sports bike, a foldable model and an e-bike. The author is Vladimer Kobakhidze from Georgia.
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The goal of this project was to design a family of different bicycles using the general design and brand philosophy of Audi in place of the more conservative aesthetics usually found on today bicycles.
To achieve this, Vladimer Kobakhidze created a product with fluent lines and surface transitions and added a sporty appeal and an emotional appearance aimed at expressing Audi-like quality.
The Sports Bike variant is a model for the “premium segment” and features a body frame made of lightweight materials (carbon fibre/aluminium).
Vladimer Kobakhidze is a 29-year-old Georgian car designer, with an Architectural background. He graduated with a BA degree from Georgian Technical University (GTU) as an Architect (2000-05) and completed the MA degree in car Design and Mobility at Domus Academy in Milan.
Among the features are the distinctive seat post construction and a chainring mechanism with a safe covering system. The seat height and riding position can be easily adjusted by the user.
The Folding Bike model has a more urban-oriented front end and features a small infotainment system that can be connected to a global city network using a smartphone or GPS mobile device system, offering to the consumer a live city map and parking/traffic information.
Both the Sports Bike and the Folding bike can be easily transformed into a foldable mode, which allows to easily transport them in a car trunk.
The Electric Bike version has a more refined surface design definition. The body frame and wheels are made in carbon fibre and the upper part of the body frame integrates the eclectic lithium battery cargo, with a Battery range for sample regular urban use.
The (HP) humane powered mechanism can be used as a generator for recharging the batteries or to power the vehicle in flat urban areas.