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Eye-catching bike owes its looks to Lambos

Eye-catching bike owes its loo...
The Viks GT and a Lamborghini Huracan, both with a flashy Giallo Midas paint job
The Viks GT and a Lamborghini Huracan, both with a flashy Giallo Midas paint job
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The Viks GT's frame essentially consists of two side-by-side tubular frames which are joined at the head tube, seat tube and bottom bracket
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The Viks GT's frame essentially consists of two side-by-side tubular frames which are joined at the head tube, seat tube and bottom bracket
The Viks GT and a Lamborghini Huracan, both with a flashy Giallo Midas paint job
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The Viks GT and a Lamborghini Huracan, both with a flashy Giallo Midas paint job
The Viks GT features mechanical disc brakes
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The Viks GT features mechanical disc brakes
The use of aluminum alloy makes the Viks GT a claimed 40 percent lighter than the original stainless steel version
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The use of aluminum alloy makes the Viks GT a claimed 40 percent lighter than the original stainless steel version
The Viks GT features a belt drive
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The Viks GT features a belt drive
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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).

The use of aluminum alloy makes the Viks GT a claimed 40 percent lighter than the original stainless steel version
The use of aluminum alloy makes the Viks GT a claimed 40 percent lighter than the original stainless steel version

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.

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2 comments
Leonard Foster Jr
22lbs is a Tank in the cycling world.
Fabien
You could put much things in that empty space in the middle of the frame (advertisement, refreshment, tools, a bag). However this empty space gives the impression that the frame will distort at the very first crash. Lamborghini sells performances as well as look-and-feel. I'd like to see that as well for the bike.