The BMW M Bike

If you’ve just bought a new BMW crossover (e.g. X6), you’re not about to bolt just any old bicycle to the roof now, are you?! Of course not; you’re going to need something more suitable.

If you’ve just bought a new BMW crossover (e.g. X6), you’re not about to bolt just any old bicycle to the roof now, are you?! Of course not; you’re going to need something more suitable. Fortunately BMW’s own M division – usually known for their high-revving, high-performance automobiles – has produced a bike of their own.

The BMW M Bike is a combination of state-of-the-art technology and exclusive design. Beefy disk brakes, special suspension, sleek proportions and “astonishing speed” are all hallmarks worthy of a BMW wearing the famous M badge.

But for this one it’s you doing all the work, and not an engine. BMW has pulled the wraps off an M-powered bicycle built around an anthracite frame that weighs a smidge over 12 kilograms, or about the same as a six-month-old child.

The wild child of the BMW bike division, however, features a highly geared Shimano SLX gear system that the car maker says delivers “astonishing speed” for the rider. “Anyone who rides this sporty speed bike through the city or takes a short tour through the countryside will immediately attract a lot of attention – at least for a few seconds,” the company says.

Starting in June 2010 BMW M Bikes will be available in a special limited edition at select BMW dealers and online at BMW’s official shop. [BMW-Shop.com via Luxist]

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