Introducing The only limited edition bike you need in your life .
Drawing inspiration from the rarest purebred Akhal-Teke horses, the design house of Extans has unveiled a new bike aptly called the Akhal, which may very well be the world’s most extravagant bicycle.
“The Akhal bike was inspired by Akhal-Teke horse,one of the rarest purebred horses in the world, known for their endurance, intelligence and distinctive metallic sheen. The pure form aesthetic of the designer bike reflects its namesake, with the black and shimmering cremello coat of these horses inspiring the volcano black and silver-sand white finishes on the Shadow and Shine editions respectively. Like these beautiful creatures, the Akhal has been shaped with energy, harmony, and balance, poised with elegance yet employing a design language that embodies movement and finesse,” says Extans.
No work of art would be complete without its own pedestal, in which case, Extans has created a “forged carbon” bike stand that features a CNC machined aluminum base, making it a sculptural piece in its own right.
“The stand perfectly marries functionality with a beautifully minimal aesthetic, allowing the bike to be displayed as a piece of art when not in use,” says Extans.
The Akhal is being offered in two versions – the black Shadow and the white Shine. Only 99 of each are being made, with the Shine priced at £14,900 (about US$20,074) and the Shadow at £18,800 ($25,329).