If You Can’t Afford the New Cupra Ateca, You Could Go For This Cupra Bicycle Instead
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In case you’re a bit of a shut-in, I’m happy to report that yes, spring has most definitely sprung in a major way, prompting some of those more outdoorsy types out there to break out the ‘ole two-wheeled contraptions known as bicycles. And while bike enthusiasts and car enthusiasts are occasionally at odds with one another, Cupra is offering up a reason for them to come together.
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It’s called the Fabike Cupra, as its a collaborative effort between Cupra and Fabike Projects studio.
Cupra, Seat’s go-to performance division, and newly minted standalone brand, produces loads of impressive machinery, including the Leon Cupra and the Cupra R. Now, the Spanish company is dipping its toes into the pool of human-propelled vehicles with a new bike product.
It’s called the Fabike Cupra, as its a collaborative effort between Cupra and Fabike Projects studio, an Italian company known for its custom, hands-on approach to bicycle production.
The bike itself was created for cyclists in the urban environment, bringing high-end racing bicycle design, technology, and materials, all of which is stuffed into an enthusiast-friendly package.
Materials and colors include a combination of copper and carbon fiber, and it comes with competition-style handlebars, hydraulic disc brakes, a single-speed gear, and a full composite frame. All told, the bike was constructed from over 100 unique parts, hand-assembled over a four-hour period by Fabike.
Interested buyers can get theirs at Fabike stores by the end of the year, as well as through the Cupra dealership network. The brand has yet to provide details on pricing, market availability, or production numbers, but we do expect it to be rather limited and rather expensive as well.
All told, the bike was constructed from over 100 unique parts, hand-assembled over a four-hour period by Fabike.
While it may seem like an odd move for Cupra, the Spaniards aren’t the only automaker to get into this space. For example, Ferrari sells its own $18,000 F1-inspired Bianchi road bike, while Lamborghini sells a bike for a whopping $32,000.
In all likelihood, this is probably just the first of many new Cupra creations to trickle down from the brand.
“With the launch of this two-wheel vehicle, Cupra serves its purpose of creating a new world around its cars; one where it can partner with different studios to design and build limited collections that reflect the character, attitude, and values of the brand,” Cupra explains in the attached press release, also adding that it will “[partner] with different studios and creative workshops to come up with new Cupra products.”
Read our full review on the 2019 Cupra Ateca.
Read our full review on the 2018 Seat Leon Cupra.