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Audi gears up to go off-road: The Audi electric mountain bike powered by Fantic

Audi is expanding its range of e-mobility products with the launch of the limited run Audi electric mountain bike powered by Fantic. The latest highlight from Audi Genuine Accessories is the next step in the brand’s effort to offer alternative means of e-mobility beyond four wheels.

Audi is no stranger to going off-road; the brand’s illustrious history in the World Rally Championship and use of quattro all-wheel drive during the 1980s shaped the brand and defined its DNA. Today, Audi’s motorsport focus lies in the sands of the Arabian Desert and the Dakar Rally with the innovative RS Q e-tron E2 whose design has inspired the Audi electric mountain bike powered by Fantic.

“At Audi, we’ve been bold in our commitment to becoming a leader in providing sustainable premium mobility,” commented Andrew Doyle, Director Audi UK. “The Audi electric mountain bike in cooperation with Fantic is another fantastic example of how we can expand our mobility offering to customers that extends beyond the award-winning models they drive.”

Like Audi’s fully electric, road-going e-tron model range, the Audi mountain bike powered by Fantic stands out on the breadth of its abilities and has versatility at its core. From touring to endure biking, it’s at home on a variety of terrain but its greatest strength is downhill riding thanks to full suspension travel of 180mm, wide wheels and off-road tyres.  

Based around an enduro frame made out of lightweight aluminium, it has been designed to allow a relaxed riding position so riders can better react to obstacles and terrain ahead. The battery pack (Fantic Integra 36 Volt, 720 Wh) is located within the frame and marked out by eye-catching e-tron branding and decals. It supplies power to the Brose S-MAG 36 Volt 250 Watt motor which delivers up to 90Nm of torque.

The Audi electric mountain bike powered by Fantic provides riders with four levels of electrical assistance: Eco, Tour, Sport and Boost. Eco has been calibrated to deliver maximum efficiency and range with notable electrical assistance, while Tour brings a notable level of electrical boost. Sport has been engineered to add powerful assistance for sport cycling and the final mode, Boost, delivers the maximum level of electrical assistance for challenging, hilly routes.

A small digital display located on the handlebars provides an overview of key data such as battery charge and speed at a glance to the rider. When the battery level drops to <10%, the charge level indicator will begin to flash in the top right corner of the display.

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