Audi chose the Woerthersee Tour to unveil one of the most impressive bikes we have ever seen. The Audi e-bike Woerthersee Concept is neither a pedelec nor a conventional bike, so it can be easily described as the bike of the future. It is made of carbon fiber ensuring a very low weight; the 26-inch wheels weigh just 1.32 lbs each and the frame just 3.53 lbs, while the entire bike weighs just 46.30 lbs.
An electric motor sends its power to the rear wheels and delivers a total of 3HP and 184.39 lb-ft of torque. The engine takes its power from a lithium-ion battery housed in the frame that can be recharged in two and a half hours.
The bike can be driven in three modes. In "Pure" mode, when the rider only propels the bike by means of the pedals, the bike can hit a top speed of 50 mph and has an autonomy between 31 and 44 miles. Then, there is the "eGrip" mode, which is when the electric motor is providing all the necessary power. In this version, you can hit a top speed of 31 mph. Finally, in "Wheelie" mode, the power flow is electronically controlled in order to assist the rider when the front wheel is in the air.
Next to this impressive electric system, the new e-bike has also been equipped with a nine-speed hydraulically actuated gear shift, LED Lights, and an on-boar computer located in the frame top tube and operated using a touchscreen.
We can only hope that this concept will become reality at some point!