Eye-catching bike owes its looks to Lambos
It was in 2013 that Estonian bicycle designer Indrek Narusk brought us the very unique-looking stainless steel Viks bike. That was followed by the release of the carbon fiber Viks Carbon in 2015. Now, he's announced the aluminum alloy Viks GT – and its design was inspired by Lamborghinis.
Like that of its two predecessors, the single-speed belt-drive GT's frame essentially consists of two side-by-side tubular frames which are joined at the head tube, seat tube and bottom bracket. However, whereas the corners of the frame were rounded off on the other two models, they're mean-looking and pointy on this one – just like the sharp lines of a Lamborghini. It actually looks a bit like a less-crazy version of Rasmus Gjesing's one-off concept bike from last year's North American Handmade Bicycle Show.
The use of aluminum alloy also makes the GT a claimed 40 percent lighter than the original stainless steel version. Although no precise weight has been provided, it's said to tip the scales at under 10 kg (22 lb).
According to Narusk's company, Velonia Bicycles, a batch of hand-built GTs will be available in a range of "Lamborghini colors" sometime soon. Pricing has yet to be determined.